1.27.2011

Updated tie dye

Why didn't I think of this??

I opened BH&G and saw this GENIUS idea staring back at me!


dyed lamp shades!

An easy DIY project to do at home.  Take any plain white lamp shade, dunk it in a bath of Rit Dye

What an easy way to create a completely custom look!

Just look at all the different looks that can be created with just a simple colored lampshade.












I cant wait to head to Target to pick up some new white lamp shades and a few bottles of Rit Dye to try out this new project!





26 comments:

pve design said...

you are brave....ready to dye and see how it works for you.
pve

Andrea said...

Can't wait to see how your experiment turns out. Must see after pictures!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh sounds like an exciting project!

In the Tweeds said...

Brill.

Ashley said...

Great idea! Please share with us how the process goes!

Anna Applegate (An Apple A Day) said...

Umm, genius! I love the look of colored shades but they're so hard to find and often expensive. Thanks for sharing this great tip; I can't wait to try it myself!

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Great Post! Good luck with your project! Xo

Navy Bean said...

I saw this in bh&g too! Plus Lucky did a whole Rit dye article this month too! http://www.luckymag.com/style/howto/2011/02/diy-dye#slide=1. I definitely want to try this out on my bedroom lampshade.

Karena said...

Linds,

I do think I will try one in yellow!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cara said...

Adore that!

LindsB said...

Janis (Navy Bean) I didnt see that Lucky article, but thats so cool! I wonder if the at home DIY job would be as good as they show in the pictures?

FLAIR for Design said...

Love the idea...I think it will turn out better if you dye the fabric first, then make the shade. Otherwise, the coloring will condense in the pleats or seams. Or dye fabric and apply it to a paper shade with that light spray adhesive. Love your pics of colored shades!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

I have never thought of this idea. Excited to see how it turns out for you!

Emily said...

great idea!! i just got my issue but haven't read it yet. hope it works. let us know so then i can try!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That is a totally brilliant idea, I'm a huge fan of colored lampshades...I'm hoping you will take the plunge and let us know how it went??? (c:

P.S.-LOVE the miles redd pics, he is a total genius.

Megan said...

love this idea; i hope you'll share any tips you learn if you give this a go!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

will this craft replace the spray paint!? FYI, I need your help on that light fixture. What was that website you sent me that had all the great colors.

April a.k.a. "A. Liz" said...

REALLY great idea. Rit dye sorta intimidates me, but I do have a white (and dingy from the dry cleaners) Theory cropped jacket draped over my computer chair right now that is just begging for a re-do with some Rit dye ... I think it's time for me to face the fear!

paula said...

I so thought the same thing when I saw this! ha.

Fran said...

Brilliant! I used RIT to dye my bedroom curtains and they came out fantastic!!

Sketch42 said...

OMG. I tried this. They came out runny looking... but pretty!

Let us know how it turns out!

designstiles said...

Genius idea. Why didn't I think of that? Great images too.

Hello Lover... said...

Amazing idea - I love it!

wideopenspaces said...

genius.

and that crazy hallway with the blue lacquer walls...i've had it in my inspiration folder for awhile. i come undone with those floors.

Kelly Krugh said...

I LOVE this idea! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Kelly

lemondropdreams said...

I never knew this was possible. Can't wait to see how it comes out...