Only problem is that it didn't quite work out that way.
I started with this dye- and I was pretty excited about having chartreuse drapes- love that color.
I followed the directions to a T... or so I thought. They came out this baby vomit green color after I dried them- not so pretty and bright green like I wanted. I'm still not sure where I went wrong.
they actually look better in this picture than they did in person
So I gave it another try. If at first you don't succeed, try again. Right?
This time I went with a mix of one packet Chartreuse and one packet Emerald- I figured the Emerald green would give it a nice punch.
At this point I decided this was not going to work in my favor and I would have to get used to looking at my naked windows. They were naked for about a week when I got the itch to try again. This time I skipped the washing machine and went right for my tub. Actually I used my trashcan, it was the only thing large enough in my house to hold all the panels.
I went blue- if you can't tell. Navy to be exact, and I let those suckers sit in that dye bath for a good hour. I was not messing around this time, I wanted all those splotches covered and a nice navy blue color to grace my windows.
Everything was going to plan at this point. They came out a nice blue, they washed and dried well (actually there were a few splotches, but I figured once up on the windows no one would be able to tell) and I really thought this project was turning around.
That is until I went to hang them.
My perfect 108" drapes, that used to just skim the floor, were now more like 101" drapes WAITING FOR A FLOOD.
Why did I mess with a good thing?!? I am so mad at myself. Not only because I ruined a perfectly good pair of 108" drapes, but because now I have to replace them. Do you have any idea how much 108" panels cost??
Anyone have any suggestions on where to find inexpensive drapes? I need 6 panels, yikes.