Before & After: From Dark and Dated to a Daring Dyed Sofa

published Dec 18, 2013
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(Image credit: Lizzie Lewis)

Due to some rowdy cats, Lizzie was in need of a new slipcover for her IKEA Kivik loveseat and chaise. Instead of shelling out close to 200 smackers, she decided to try a different route: dyeing.

(Image credit: Lizzie Lewis)



She began with a plain white IKEA slipcover ($50), and took a chance on a bathtub dye job since she doesn’t have a washer. To give the back cusions some definition and polish, she decided on tufting (so smart!).

From Lizzie:

It was actually MUCH easier than I initially thought and the finished product looks really good. It took a while for the color to grow on me (I’m not a huge Cheetoh fan), but it really has. It’s a nice pop of color in our pretty dark apartment.

See more at The Hip Soiree.

Thank you Lizzie!