Bleach & Dye Rugs In Your Bathtub For A Custom Hue

Bleach & Dye Rugs In Your Bathtub For A Custom Hue

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 2, 2011

There are some colors in the design world that you pay top dollar for. They seem to trickle down to things in stores more moderately priced after a year or two, but what if you can't wait that long? This homeowner tossed her rug in a tub of bleach and took matters into her own hands.

Over at Southern Disposition there was only one thing on the agenda — finding a yellow/greenish rug like all those seen in stores. Like many of us who don't have $1,000 to drop on a rug, this homeowner took matters into her own hands with a simple purchase from IKEA.

The green rug that was purchased was added to a bleach bath and left overnight, drained, rinsed and then dyed with RIT dye to pump in the color desired. The whole process was done in the tub with some help from some rubber gloves and worked beautifully in the end. Check out the whole process (including the somewhat intense sounding cleanup warning) over at Southern Disposition and don't be afraid to try something new and different!

Images: Southern Disposition via Ikea Hackers

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