Last week I showed you the bright yellow curtains I made for my craft room, and today I’m showing off the dip dyed curtains I made for the bedroom!
These guys were so hard to take pictures of! I wanted to show off how the sun shows through them, but then I couldn’t get the bottom fabric to look right, but hopefully you’ll get an idea of how they look. They are cute!
I got the idea for dip dyeing the muslin because I wanted as much light into the room as possible, but also wanted it a little dark and not quite so see-through at the bottom where people could actually see into the room. There are two windows in the bedroom and both of them are 70″, which left a lot of space in the curtains to play with. PT and I are both early risers, so needing a ton of darkness was never important. Keeping creepers eyes out, and letting in a lot of light was, so I figured dip dying the fabric would be a fun way to play with the light and bring in color to the room.
I sewed up 4 muslin curtains, then made a cold water bath and a dye bath with my teal RIT dye. I folded all 4 curtains together lengthwise and pinned them with wooden clothes pins. I found this beautiful dip dye project tutorial on pinterest that I thought I’d loosely follow, but I quickly discovered that because of the scope of my project it was not going to work. In retrospect I wish I would have just stuck to my original plan – dip the curtains into the cold water 2/3 of the way up, then dip the wet portion of the curtains into the dye bath for a few minutes, then pull it out and leave the bottom 1/3 of the curtains in the dye bath for an hour. BUT it all worked out, and I even got a lot of fun designs on the inner curtains that look like trees and leaves shining through!
I wanted the curtains to have the same feel as the curtains I made for the craft room, so I pulled out some gold fabric I found at a garage sale and added a gold fabric hem to the bottoms. The gold and the teal look amazing together, and I love the horizontal stripes!
Curtains done! Next up on my craftcation? Needlepoint projects!