I SAW SO MANY INSPIRATIONAL POSTS ON PINTEREST ON HOW TO MAKE DIP DYE CURTAINS SO I DECIDED TO FINALLY GIVE IT A TRY, I HAVE BEEN MAKING A LOT OF CURTAINS LATELY FROM SHEETS, THIS IS VERY INEXPENSIVE, MORE INEXPENSIVE THAN BUYING FABRIC BY THE YARD AND ALSO THERE IS NO SEWING REQUIRED .
I BOUGHT FOUR TWIN FLAT SHEETS IN WHITE FROM WALMART. PICURED IS ONLY TWO ON THE WINDOW. UNDER $5.00 A PIECE, ONE BOTTLE OF LIQUID RIT DYE IN AQUAMARINE, FOUND AT ANY CRAFT STORE FOR $3.99. AND ONE BOTTLE OF ROYAL BLUE FOR $3.99 AND YES I ONLY USED THOSE TWO BOTTLES FOR ALL FOUR CURTAINS.
. FILL A LARGE BUCKET HALF WAY WITH VERY HOT WATER AND ONE CUP OF SALT AND BOTTLE OF AQUAMARINE DYE, MIX WELL . I EYEBALLED THE SHEETS , NO MEASURING JUST DIPPED THEM TO WHERE I WANTED THEM TO START. LEAVING ABOUT A FOOT AND A HALF OF WHITE AT THE TOP . AFTER 30 MINUTES I PULLED OUT ABOUT ONE FOOT OF EACH CURTAIN FROM THE TOP FOR A SLIGHT OMBRE EFFECT AND LEFT THE REMAINDER OF CURTAIN TO SOAK FOR A FEW HOURS. NO RINSING, REPEAT WITH OTHER TWO CURTAINS .
AFTER THE FEW HOURS WERE UP I MIXED UP THE ROYAL BLUE DYE, SAME METHOD AND DIPPED ALL FOUR CURTAINS ABOUT ONE FOOT FROM THE BOTTOM INTO THE DYE BATH AND LEFT OVERNIGHT. I DID NOT WASH THESE, ONLY RINSED SLIGHTLY AND HUNG THEM OUT TO DRY.
So I found this dresser on the side of someones curb that they were throwing away noticed the drawers were missing but I knew I can still put it to good use. I browsed through Pinterest and got some really great inspiration. I used about 3 different paint colors I had around the house in a satin finish. I only had to sand the top down.
AN EASY AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO UPDATE OLDER BAMBOO FURNITURE IS TO JUST SPRAY IT WITH A GLOSSY SPRAY PAINT OF YOUR CHOICE , I DID SAND THE BAMBOO DOWN A BIT SINCE IT WAS PREVIOUSLY STAINED, MY SISTER IN LAW MADE SOME BEAUTIFUL COLOFUL NEW PILLOWS AND NOW HERE WE HAVE IT, A NEW PORCH SET!
I bought two full size sheets at Walmart for $11.00 a piece in white, and 2 disks of Gross grain ribbon from AC Moore at around $3.00 each. At first I tried to use the fabric glue which literally sucked! the glue showed through the ribbon and it did not stick. I ended up sewing it straight on with the ribbon still attached to the disk it came in . Keeping the ribbon attached to the disk made it very easy and fast to sew on and in a straight line. I am going to ad two more panels to these windows though , to create a fuller effect.
VERY SIMPLE FAST AND DELICIOUS AND YOU CAN GET AS CREATIVE YOU LIKE WITH FLAVORS. I DID A STRAWBERRY WALNUT AND A CLASSIC ROCKY ROAD
YOU WILL NEED
1. ONE CONTAINER FROSTING
2. 1 BAG CHOCOLATE CHIPS
3. NUTS, CHERRIES , MARSHMALLOWS OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO PUT INTO THE FUDGE
I USED ONE CONTAINER CHOCOLATE FROSTING , DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS MARSHMALLOWS AND WALNUTS FOR THE ROCKY ROAD AND ONE CONTAINER STRAWBERRY FROSTING WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND WALNUTS FOR THE STRAWBERRY FUDGE.
BASICALLY PUT YOUR FROSTING AND CHIPS IN A MICROWAVE SAFE BOWL TO MELT TOGETHER , ONCE MELTED MIX THE NUTS , CHERRIES ETC INTO IT . POUR MIXTURE INTO A GREASED CONTAINER AND REFRIGERATE UNTIL SLICEABLE ( ABOUT ONE HOUR) I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE TRADITIONAL WAY OF MAKING FUDGE BUT IT TASTE JUST AS GREAT AND ITS FAST FOR BUSY MOMS!