I have been wanting to do this project for sooo long and finally it is done - yay! It is really hard to find anywhere to buy ombre curtains, so the only option is to do it yourself. I must admit, it was a big DIY to tackle, but now the curtains are up it has been totally worth it.
To style this project, the great people at Sainsbury's sent me a few interior goodies, which I'm totally loving. Sainsbury's Home has been going from strength to strength over the past few years and are producing beautiful homeware, at reasonable prices. Whenever I am in a Sainsbury's, it is really hard resist the home aisles - I want to buy everything!! So getting an opportunity to use some of their products in the styling of my home is great.
Back to project......
Before you take on this challenge there are few things to consider:
-Prep your curtains, before you dye. For example; if the curtains are too long, measure, cut and hem them before you dye.
-Make sure the fabric will actually take the dye. Do a test run on a small scrap piece of fabric.
-When you come to do the dying for real, make sure you have a large enough area to carry out the task. Preferably outside, or if the weather is bad, maybe in the garage where it won't matter if you get dye everywhere! Believe me - there will be a few drips!
-Avoid doing this in the bath, as the dye can stain it.
-Have a friend or family member nearby, incase you need an extra pair of hands.
You will need
*Rit liquid dye
*Frame or strong straight washing line
*Clips or pegs
Finished look -
I am really pleased with how the curtains have come out. There is a slight marble effect at the top too, which makes each curtain individual. As the light shines through the curtain, this emphasises the gradient and colours, which only adds to the effect. It is really nice to have a pop of colour around the windows, adding interest to the scheme.
Sainbury's Printmakers collection boasts laid back and effortless style. This collection is made up from a wide range of modern and quirky items, which will look great in any home. The teal tone featured in most of the products matched the curtains perfectly, so it was a no brainer to use this collection. Though sometimes I can fall victim to being too 'matchy-matchy', the navy hints in the duvet set and cushion have really pushed me to style outside of my 'home decor comfort zone'. I have been really impressed with the quality of the duvet cover, plus I love the funky frame which finished the look off nicely. Now as we enter Autumn, I am already looking forward to seeing where Sainbury's will take their home range next! Check out the featured products below.......
For more information on the products included in this post, please visit: www.sainsburys.co.uk