Friday, September 18, 2009

getting tired of your boring wardrobe?




dye it!
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i have a brown dress that had a white, leafy design. i wanted a new dress, but spent my money on other things. i bought some pink dye for $2, and now my dress is brown and pink. cute!
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i got a salmon-colored jean jacket at target on clearance for $7. not my favorite color. a box of wine dye and viola! great jean jacket in a rich claret color.
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got some items from goodwill? dye them. they're all yours, now.
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don't be afraid of dyeing. it just takes a washer and 1 cup of salt. results are very consistent, unless you're going from 1 light color to another. remember your color wheel. colors across from each other will not combine well. light green to light pink equals a muddy brownish color. go for something much darker. it's fun to peek in the washer and see your 'new' items in a fun color.
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and buying those clearance items that look good on you, but aren't necessarily the right color is no longer an issue.
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dye it!

4 comments:

mom said...

you are QUEEN of change and innovation!

Paul & Amy said...

will the dye linger in the washer for the next load of clothes or will it go away and not ruin the next load? i'm afraid of dye-ing!!!

revamped*midge said...

Oh I am so glad you dyed the salmon salad surprise jean jacket and that dress is Muy awesome!! You are the queen of dyeing and improvising!! If you are the queen can I be the duchess of something?? :)

morninglory kitsch said...

Amy, run a rinse cycle through your machine after dyeing and there should be no residual dye. i don't always do that, and i've never noticed anything amiss in the next load of laundry.