We replaced our Ikea Ektorp sofa cover about 8 months ago for a white one.
I loved the white one but so did my 3 black dogs.
Soon the beautiful sofa above looked like this:
I know these pictures are gross but hey it's real life
And yes that is discoloration not a shadow....eeewww!
I bought dye a few weeks ago with the intention of dying the sofa right away. But like usual, I have been really busy and not able to donate an evening to changing the sofa. When we got home from the lake on Sunday I looked at the filthy couch which needed to be washed anyway and thought why not.
I used iDye found at Joann's (the color is ecru)
The first step is to dissolve the dye packet in hot water, I added 1 cup of salt for better results.
Stir until fully dissolved, pre-wet your fabric, and....here comes the scary part.
Just dump the dye into the bottom of your washing machine.
I loaded up the machine and set it on the hottest temperature, 45 minutes later and....
I am pleased with how even the color came out. I am really loving the new look.
Don't be afraid to drastically change the look of furniture, it's worth it!