I have a big bottle of Black and a couple packages of Pearl Gray Rit Dye for awhile now. I have scoured blogs for folks who have used it, looked on the Rit Dye website for tips and tricks, and stared at this bottle longing for the courage to just do it! I didn't want to start small, I mean, why dip your toe in when you can just dive right in and get the possible initial shock out of the way, right?!
We used to have a king size bed, but it took up too much room in our bedroom so we downsized to a queen. We have some king sized sheets left over that I have some plans for but they were a taupe color and I wanted them to be gray. To match everything else in our room.
My husband is so supportive! He helped me and stuck around the whole time, saying, "You are crazy, you really do some crazy things and I like that." haha! Thanks, babe! We decided that dying them in the washing machine ran the risk of our other clothing getting stained and we were not so interested in that. We decided to do the bucket method using a huger Rubbermaid container that held some of my bags out in the garage. We followed the tips and tricks on the website referencing the bucket method and here is documentation of our shenanigans:
Here is the color of the sheets before they were dyed:
Here they are sopping wet in our "bucket"
Here David is measuring out the water with a left over bottle that he had from some washer fluid.
I seriously worked up a little sweat churning and stirring these sheets in the dye bath for half an hour!
We rinsed them with the garden hose...
Here is Mr. P all wrapped up in our new gray sheet!!
This photo really gives the best portrayal of the color.
All in all, I'd use Rit again, it was super duper exciting and I kinda felt like a teenager out past her curfew. This large amount of fabric was a little challenging, but I adore the color. The gray is even on the sheets for the most part, on the fitted sheet there are a couple patches where the color is a bit darker, I'm not too sure what happened, maybe I didn't stir the dye up well enough in the beginning?? I don't really think this will affect the over all project though. I am one happy camper and I'm ready to get onto the next phase of this little project. Stay tuned.
Have you ever dyed anything fun with Rit?
Inspiration for the day: Do something big, especially if it scares you. The reward or the lesson will be greater than you ever imagined! xo