Well, I did it! But not the way I set out to. Remember when I bought the monograms at Hobby Lobby to use on my dining room slipcovers? I was going to dye them grey first. Well, I did do that, but they turned out shiny and smoke blue looking. Not the color I intended.
I realize that the picture above doesn't show the color that they looked like in natural light, but trust me when I say that it wasn't what I was going for.
So, I tried bleaching one to see if that would turn out any better and it just turned a light shade of pink. Now, I was going completely in the wrong direction! So, a blogger friend of mine suggested I paint them.
So, that is what I did to get the color I wanted.
After painting them, I was happy because this is the grey that I wanted!
Since I painted them, I didn't iron them on. I just used fabric glue again. I may regret this because now I may have trouble washing these. I may have to figure something out when that time comes. Luckily, this room is seldom used though. Also, my slipcovers were not custom made. They are just basic store bought covers that I've had for many years. So, I'm not going to lose sleep if this turns out to be a bad idea down the road.
I decided to place them on the front instead. It just looked like they belonged there instead of the back.
What do you think?
I'm very happy with how they turned out! I'm sure they're not perfect, but I knew they wouldn't be since I didn't have these done professionally anyway.
And speaking of imperfection........
In my next post, I will show you something I did to a piece of furniture that is perfectly imperfect!!!! And that is why I love it even more. Stay tuned............
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~