Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Great Chair Experiment: Success!

So, here's the chair I started with yesterday:



Ikea only sells three colors of the slipcover for this chair. But the HobLob sells many colors of Rit Dye. So I bought some tan and some dark green, and did a custom color dye job in my washer. Here it is, now in khaki green, in place by the new computer armoire:


Some days I really do impress myself!

10 comments:

RevAnne said...

Nice Ikea hack!
Wish I had an Ikea anywhere in reasonable driving distance...I'm jealous!

The Vicar of Hogsmeade said...

complete with butt print ... impressive

DogBlogger said...

We are big on realism around here, Vicar!

Diane said...

wow, you're good.

Anonymous said...

That's nice, but are your next few loads of laundry going to come out with a light khaki green tint?

There's a reason for the "NO DYEING!!!!" signs in the laundromats...

zorra said...

I'm impressed! Looks great.

WV: thsis

Is this your thesis in home decorating?

DogBlogger said...

Anonymous, I did an empty load on hot, with bleach and detergent, and everything in my washer looks white again, so I hope not. But it was a risk I was willing to take.

jnors said...

Very nice. It gives a nice tone to the rug, which I love.

word verification: dicersit

Lily said...

Did y'all move around the furniture? What room is this in?

DogBlogger said...

It's in the den, in the corner where the TV used to be.