Chaise Slipcover Dyeing Complete!

I’ve been hard at working changing out the colors in my living room. I’m halfway through the biggest project, sewing a slipcover for my hubby’s favorite chair, but I did get my chaise slipcover dyed – I was quite worried as I had to come up with a color combination that would overdye the new tan slipcover I purchased – Ikea no longer makes this chaise, so I couldn’t buy a new white slipcover. :-( I found a tan cotton one on Ebay that was this color:

I am happy to report that the orange color that I dyed the slipcover combined really well with the tan, and it’s a lovely persimmon color. I had to snap a few pix to show you:

I low-water immersion dyed these, so it’s definitely got some mottling going on – which is what I wanted. The lighting was crazy, but I tried to get a couple pix of the curtains I dyed as well:

I’ll try to get some better pix when the whole room is done. A few years ago I published a tutorial on how to dye a slipcover at a blog that’s no longer on the internet – would anyone be interested in me re-publishing it here?

Once I get the chair slipcover done, I’ll be making pillows with this deelicious linen I dyed this weekend:

But first…the boys and I are off to San Diego for a day and a half – Hubby is there for a conference, so we’re going to join him for a quick getaway!

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6 Responses to Chaise Slipcover Dyeing Complete!
  1. l carolyn ghearing
    November 19, 2012 | 5:43 am

    yummmmmie!!!! you had quite the success…love the colors

  2. Vicki W
    November 19, 2012 | 6:35 am

    Love that beautiful red and the curtains are spectacular!

  3. Mary in Co
    November 19, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Yes please, I would love you to repost how you dyed the slipcovers. I have a couple of chairs from Ikea and want to dye the covers for them.

  4. Liz A
    November 19, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Love how the slip cover came out. Please do repost how to do it.

  5. Lynne
    November 19, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    That slip cover turned out really well and the curtains look great. Hope you all have a wonderful time in San Diego.

    PS might be a good idea to keep the old slip cover to use as a pattern for the next one since it will be harder to get a new one in any colour by the time you’ll need one! I’m sure you’ve already thought of that! ;-)

  6. aimee
    November 20, 2012 | 6:18 am

    are you kidding me?! what can’t you dye? this is amazing!

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