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It seems that the minute I think I’m finished decorating a room, I already want to redo it. Thanks Pinterest. Because it’s ridiculous to spend that much money and to mix things up that often, I’ve found that sometimes the small changes can go a long way. In this case, with a quick coat of paint and updated bedding, my bedroom feels brand new!
If you’re looking to breath new life into your space, the good news is that you can totally DIY it with items you might already have on hand. With just two bottles of dye, you can turn basic white bedding into a cotton candy dream. Here’s I made my millennial pink sheets:
Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour
What You’ll Need to Dye Sheets
Rit Dye in rose quartz (two bottles of all purpose dye)
ColorStay dye fixative
Extra Large bucket
I’m not the only one who thinks millennial pink is timeless, right? I hope not because I need to change my hair color if that’s the case. But really, this shade of pink pairs with just about every color you might have in your home. Think of it as a fun neutral.
Not only does it pair well with other pastels, but it also balances out bold and loud colors. Its warm undertones and softness make it a very forgiving color, both in what you can pair it with and how it looks in a room in large quantities.
That makes it a great color to use for this project, because it most likely means that you don’t have to go out and get anything new. Working with what you have is often the best decision you can make!
If it’s won your heart over just as it has mine, the new Rose Quartz color from Rit is perfect fabric dye to use to dye your bed sheets! It will add that unexpected pop of color to your bedding, while staying soft enough to not overpower your bedroom.
You can use your washing machine to dye the sheets. It’s a much easier approach (hands free), if you’re comfortable with adding dye to your machine for a wash cycle. If you’re uneasy with that method, use a bucket or a large container instead. Just make sure it’s large enough for your sheets to move freely so the dye takes evenly.
Fill your container with hot water and add your dye. You can get a range of pink depending on how much dye you add and how long you leave the fabric in the solution.
Adding too much of the rose quartz, your dye may come out a darker coral pink, so be sure to follow the instruction guide on the side. It’s best to test with a swatch piece of fabric (you could even use a paper towel) to make sure your solution is right before adding your sheets. You can always add more dye, but you can’t make them lighter.
Leave your sheets in the dye bath for 10-30 minutes to absorb the dye, while stirring occasionally. Once you’ve gotten the fabric to the color you want (keep in mind that it will dry a tad bit lighter), remove from dye and add to the ColorStay Dye Fixative, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. This will help your color last longer overtime.
Rinse the sheets then wash in warm water and detergent and dry.And that’s how to dye your bedding! All that’s left to do is make your bed. Or better yet, take the day off to cozy up under your new millennial pink bedding with a good magazine or two. You’ve earned it after all your hard work!
What do you think of the space refresh? I love how soft and subtle the pink is and how well it pairs with the blue duvet I have. Pink and blue is always such a winning color combination in my opinion.