i’ve been reading this great book, Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan with photos by Debi Treloar, and getting very inspired!
i love this idea in particular because i thought it was such an easy and inexpensive update for those of you that have a white or off-white, slip-covered, couche or sofa. plus, you might be aware of my love of turquoise…
- by dying your slip-cover with the color dye of your choice.
- pre-wash your slipcover to make it more receptive to the dye.
- follow the instructions on your package of dye. you could use regular RIT dye but supposedly Dharma Trading Company’s dyes are better and have more color options – you can buy them online here. you can also check your local craft store.
- i’d recommend test dying a white cotton t-shirt first to make sure you like the color.
if you don’t have a slip-cover, you can buy one in white to update your couch and dye it from there! i bought a white slipcover for my office couch from Sure Fit and i like it…but maybe i’ll dye it!
photo by Debi Treloar for Flea Market Style