The Little Red Owl

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I decided my living room needed some more color and a clearer focus on my accent color. I have really liked the OMBRE trend but have yet to find a way to use it in my home.

Some examples of the trend:

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For some reason lately I have not wanted to paint, so painting furniture or walls does not appeal to me currently.

I decided to get some inexpensive curtains from Ikea and try my hand at ombre.

I purchased these curtains:

vivan-curtains--pair__0100659_PE243899_S4The curtains were only $10.00 for a pair so I figured if I ruined them it wasn’t that big a deal.

I purchased teal RIT dye (2 bottles), followed the instructions on the bottle and got to work. To get the ombre effect I simple dipped the curtains in the dye 3/4 of the way, then pulled out 1/4 every 30 minutes. It was simple and low key and it seemed to work, take a look:

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Every curtain is a little different but I find that charming and overall I am really happy with the way it all turned out.

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What do you guys think?

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One thought on “Simple Yet Awesome DIY Ombre Curtains

  1. Grandma says:

    They do brighten up your living room. It looks like the panels on the outside are a darker color than the inside curtains. It’s a new look that seem to work on your particular windows.

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