Painting fabric with Rit dye
As we talked about 2-3 weeks ago, I'd been challenge by Carrie of Lovely Etc. to take a risk together with her and nine various other great bloggers. I'd a few a few ideas within my head because of this challenge.
Like I stated, once I initially began considering a task to simply take a risk with, I had various choices. In the end I landed on one that I’ve put-off for pretty much per year. Let me tell you some tale. It is possible to skip straight down in the event that you simply want the quick tutorial. *Tear*
Just last year we installed hardwood floor inside our two upstairs rooms therefore we could progress truth be told there, freeing up the two primary floor rooms. We took over one as my craft room. I tried to call it a studio for awhile as it sounded less frivolous than “craft area” but it only never took. Too elegant in my situation, perhaps. We digress.
Using this brand-new room I happened to be regarding the be aware of a reading chair for a large part of the room. The area isn’t big therefore I understood I’d need a small-ish chair. For more than a month we trolled Craigslist for a wingback chair in good condition that cost almost nothing. I’ve reupholstered two things, therefore I assumed that whatever dated seat We acquired would need some work. Eventually I found one free of charge. It satisfied my requirements. Cheap? Yes. Good quality? Yes, it was from one associated with best regions of St. Louis, which made me sure it had been cared for (pet free, non-smoking, etc.). High quality fabric? Yes, it was solid-colored velvet. I really could more than look the mauve shade and minor imperfections. It could do until i really could reupholster it.
we picked it therefore didn’t take very long for Dylan to determine it absolutely was his preferred chair because it had been so comfortable. After some furnishings shuffling, it became part of our family area collection.
So here we had been with a cushty, not bad looking ( not great looking) seat. The sole problem ended up being the mauve color. It absolutely wasn’t offensive in any way, but inaddition it didn’t opt for the remainder area. Our living room is simply gray, teal, and lime.
This past year I painted an upholstered seat (it turned out very well, I’ll need blog about it soon) but I didn’t wish to accomplish that to the wingback. Painting furniture helps make the fabric somewhat rigid and we liked the softness associated with velvet. In short supply of reupholstery (that is a large undertaking with this kind of seat, which originally reclined) I finished up because of the choice of dyeing the chair.
While exploring this method i came across plenty of horror stories of dyeing furniture. One individual dyed their couch a vibrant purple shade. Though it turned out beautifully, it intended folks had purple backsides after sitting onto it. I did son’t would you like to exposure destroying Dylan’s preferred chair. Though it absolutely was no-cost, we knew I’d need to spend more time finding a “new” chair to restore it if I ruined it. Therefore I wait and we also existed with a mauve chair.