I have purple curtains---says the girl who's afraid of color. Only problem is they weren't supposed to be purple. First thought was to do Navy, then I saw a royal blue bottle of dye and thought it would look a bit dusty if I used half the bottle. WRONG. So I basically love the way these turned out, if only I actually had purple in my house. Any way, this is a SUPER affordable way to add a punch of style to a space.
Here's what you need:
Curtain Panels ( Ikea $9.99 for a pair)
I started by measuring how far down the panel I wanted the color to start. I used washable fabric chalk to do this. I went 2 feet from the top.
I was super adamant that I did not want ANY color on the top. To avoid drips when dying I covered the top 2 feet of panels with a plastic bag, using a rubber band to secure it in place.
I carefully dipped each panel into the dye for about 30 seconds. I then moved them to the other side of the sink that had no water. Again, careful not to drip on each others white tops.
From there I let them air dry for a few hours by hanging them in the garage. Once mostly dry I put them in the dryer for 40 minutes.
|BTW now that the curtains are up that cabinet will move. Probably to its diagonal wall.|
As much as I love them, the purple isn't really working for me. So here are my options:
See if it grows on me
Dip over them with navy
Dip most of them navy but leave about 6 inches of the purple on top
Buy new curtains and try again with navy
WHAT SHOULD I DO??