Color can be quite a commitment … hair color, shirt color, room color. I find it is best to approach color with caution. In fact, I am a fan of neutrals – but they can look sterile if not executed properly. Adding touches of colors in small doses is a manageable way to introduce hues to your home. It can be an inexpensive endeavor as well if you do them yourself, so here is our dip dye curtains DIY.
Note: Your curtains are your canvas; find the right fabrication. The pair purchased for this project initially were bleached polyester so the dye did not take to the fibers. Turnstone would deem this a “Fail Smart” … the first try failed but lessons were learned. Also, I urge you to test the dye color to make sure the dye-to-water ratio creates the hue you desire.
Step One: Set up a dip dyeing station. Outdoors is best, to prevent dye from dripping in undesirable locations. My setup is similar to a clothes line with a drip cloth laid out below.
Step Two: Create your dye mixture using the directions instructed on the dye package or simply add hot water to the dye to create your unique hue.
Step Three: Dip the curtain into the bucket of dye to the desired point of coverage. You may want to repeat this process a few times depending on how bold you want your color.
Allow the dye to dry. I left mine out drying for 2 days. Then decorate, using your new dip dye curtains!