Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

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 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

 Over-dyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Over-dyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

The other night, I was sitting at my desk, working while sick with a cold, and all of a sudden I thought to myself, "Self? You should over dye those sheets for Baby Girl's room."

Thanks to major hoarding tendencies a lucky coincidence, I just happened to have some RIT dye in the house that was close to the right color for my project. Late night me says, "Good enough!"

Fifteen minutes later, I had newly over-dyed bedding in the wash, ready to rinse and dry for Baby Girl's new room.

You may be wondering why the heck I felt like this was a good idea. Well, see, while working on the Dining Room Thanksgiving Countdown, I am also chipping way at Baby Girl's room. And she had picked an inspiration photo that had the prettiest lilac bedding. (Go ahead, take a peek, I'll wait...)

Like always, I'm trying to do this room on a budget. As in, as little money as physically possible! So I had planned to use this pretty white bedding with pink flowers I had gotten on eBay several years ago and didn't use. It's really pretty. But that much white for a small child I wasn't sure about. Plus she loved that room with the lilac ruffled duvet. So, over dye it is!!

I started with this:

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

After dying, it looked like this! I love how the flowers are all faded under the dye.

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

It's a little more purple than lilac, but I like it and I'm sure Baby Girl will, too.

I saved some of the original bedding, too, so that I have some to mix and match. I think they look pretty together.

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

I also really like how they look with the Sea Salt paint color we picked.

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

But the best part? Of course, the ruffles! Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles.

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

I'm really excited to see how these will work in her room.

 Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Overdyed Linens for Baby Girl's Room

Now I just have to finish painting!!

Have you guys tried to over dye anything? What are your favorite color combos?

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)

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