Last month I received one of my favorite things in the mail... a Tie Dye Kit from Tulip. Seriously, I have Tie Dye problem... sometimes my husband calls me Rupert (survivor fans?). I'm not kidding, I am drawn to it like an old hippie and I am know to sport multiple Tie Dyed shirts around my house in one week. Anyway, I was obviously excited to see this when I opened my Tulip Box...
Tulip Tie Dye Kit, Surface Cover and Gloves- all available at Micheals, Hobby Lobby, Joanns and Walmart.
With my surplus of shirts, I wanted to make something for my house. So I did a really quick and easy Lamp Makeover for my bedroom. I have had this lamp for a year or so; the shade and the base are from Ikea and my nightstand needed some color. Enter the before and after:
I started with a 5 gallon bucket (which is a must need for crafters) and filled it with a tiny amount of water. I wanted a turquoise color so I mixed the Blue and the Green Dye together in my bucket.
Then I placed my lampshade into the dye bucket, moving it up and down in the dye a few times to get it good and saturated.
I left it there for about 30 minutes, then added a little water.
I continued doing this same thing throughout the day. Diluting the water with each step is what created the ombre effect. I set my alarm each time for 30 minutes but looking back I think I would have done each step even longer for a brighter color.
I also taped off the base cord and top of the lamp and gave it a few coats of gold stray paint.
I really love it in it's new home, a much needed pop of color.
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