Published on November 28th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Henriksdal gets a dye job

Tina adds a splash of colour to her Henriksdal barstools simply by dyeing the cover.

Tina says, “After experiencing several months of long, black cat hairs and wine spots on our white Henriksdal barstool seat covers, I decided to dye them.

Being a fabric artist and frequent dyer, I was already familiar with a low-water immersion dyeing technique from Ellen Anne Eddy.

I prepared several colors of Procion MX dyes, in an analogous color range (yellows to greens to blues to plums and purples), dabbed them on with a makeup applicator sponge, then set the four covers to cure in four quart-sized baggies. After scouring them (hot, extended machine washing with dye-fixing detergent), I was happy to see that they survived without shrinking or falling apart.

The new covers not only coordinate better with our wonderful bright green dining chairs, but add a nice, much-needed splash of color to our all-white kitchen and ties it better to the adjacent outdoor garden patio.”

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13 Responses to Henriksdal gets a dye job

  1. mikepow says:

    Is that an ikea table? I’m looking for something similar. Where did you get that?

  2. dramaqueen says:

    i love the dye!! i shall try out some day..

  3. Fashion Girl says:

    Your chairs look fabulous!!! You should try using Tulip One-Step Fashion Dye…makes the job so easy and mess-free.

  4. AV情趣用品 says:

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  5. rate me, please... thanks says:

    great :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    So cute! I bet you could use this with a stencil, too.

  7. Informixx says:

    The product is very nice and I can really see creativity from it.

  8. It looks really nice!
    Have a nice Sunday
    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

  9. noir artist says:

    very creative :-)

  10. Anonymous says:

    you know, it’s totally not my taste but the more I look at this the more I like it! Good job!


  11. Anonymous says:

    The room already looks light and breezy, but the chairs really make it look like a beach getaway. I love it!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Im more of a red and orange kind of guy, but otherwise: Great Job!

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