DIYable design: dyed colorful sofa slipcover


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


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