A Way Out Of The White Sheet Rut

Sweet Paul

Did you see this gorgeous DIY idea from Sweet Paul that we posted about last week? I'm a white sheet kinda girl. And, while I love my white sheets, I'm always curious to find a way to try a little bit of color. This might be my entry point. A perfect summer project, it uses the bounty of the season's fruit and vegetables, as well as coffee, tea and bright spices, to create soft layers of color on cotton and linen sheets, napkins, tablecloths and clothing. These pillowcases, their ends dyed with pomegranate juice, are just one example. You can even use bands of food-dyed cloth, wrapped around neutral colored vases and lampshades, to brighten up a somber room for summer. For more ideas and how-tos, check out page 110 of the summer 2011 issue of Sweet Paul

image: Ellen Silverman for Sweet Paul

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