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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Speaking of Painting Rugs...

I love beautiful curtains. The problem is, like many awesome and inspiring home decor items, they are expensive. I was really inspired by these curtains from Anthropologie (where else?! I am so predictable):

Anthropologie Quarter Color Curtain
They're a sort of ombre/dip-dyed style. The tops of the curtains are the same color as my $30 Ikea curtains in my living room:

So last week I bought some Rit Dye in Navy Blue to try it out myself. Here's a side-by-side comparison of what I currently have and what I want to DIY:

I'm going to try this project out sometime in July. I figure, what's the worst that could happen? I ruin my $30 Ikea curtains and I wasted $1.50 on some dye. Bottom line is that it will be fun to try it out even if it fails!


  1. Be careful dying! I gave it up long ago as too messy. I would recommend using buckets outside instead of your washer inside....but maybe that's just me. And it's been sooooo long that maybe things have changed for the better somehow?

    It does sound like a fun project. I would tie the curtains at the top of where you want the lightest color, then dip the rest in the bucket.

    Then repeat a bit farther down for the darker color after the lighter color(s) are done and dried.

    Did you ask for my advice? No? HA!

  2. I am going to use an old plastic storage bin!