Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday America!

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!" Little Sister yelled this from the top of her lungs most of the day as well as made sure to give her "vanna" wave to anyone that would pay her any attention. That girl is sure a social butterfly.
As you have noticed, since we moved it has been nearly impossible for me to keep up with my blog. This also means that my DIY projects have been few and far between...something I am not exactly happy about. Today however, we didn't have any big plans and hubby and I worked on something that I have wanted to get done for the past few months. On our family trip to Denver in February, we went to IKEA. Can I just tell you, I have wanted to visit IKEA ever since I learned about it six years ago and have never been able to go. I was so excited and let me tell you, IKEA surely did not disappoint! One item that I was searching for was the Karlstad sofa. You know the one, it is one of the best selling couches seen all over blog land. Here is a picture of it in my home earlier today.
Now I know what you are thinking....white, with two little kids...you're crazy! Well your right I was...kind of. It was never my intent to stay with the white cover, but they were out of the Sivik Dark Grey. After months of waiting and still not getting back to Denver to get to the store, I decided to try something different.
I was skeptical about how well this would work. I had seen others in blog land use it, but I had never dyed anything myself. Let me tell you, best invention ever! And instead of spending big bucks on buying the slip cover I wanted, I dyed the white for about $15 (I used 5 packages). Check out the after picture!
Absolutely amazing. Now I'm trying to think of all the other things that I can dye :) UPDATE: Whoohooo I finally finished a project the same time as the Pinterest Challenge over at Young House Love!. Their blog about dying their dining room slip covers, seen here here along with this picture below were my inspiration for this project. This one was featured on Ikea Hackers.