Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dyed Yellow Curtains

Now that Hubby and I are lightening up the living room, we decided that our original curtains were too dark for the space.  We bought inexpensive curtains from Ikea (can't beat $10 for the pair!) and dyed them ourselves.  We figured if we hated it, we didn't have a huge investment put into the curtains.  I bought a bottle of rit dye from Joanns.  I filled a plastic tub with warm water, and the yellow dye.  I then dyed the curtains by immersing the bottom half of the curtain into the dye bath.  Every 15 minutes I would raise a little more out of the dye bath.  When all was said and done, this procedure gave the curtains an ombre look.  I love how they turned out!
The ends are in the bucket of dye.
Drying on the clothesline
 See how dark these are?  And this is during daylight!

And these are so light even when its dark outside!

1 comment:

  1. I love the color yellow, Jessica. It is warm and like a ray of sunshine. Your house must be shining with all the yellow dabs of paint. Good choice.