Day 107: Paint it Teal

Day 108: Blue Wish Dress
Day 106: A Trouser Take-In

This would-be sweet Rolling Stones Tee (who doesn’t love the Stones?) came from the “No Thank You” bin at Sid & Nancy.  It had a couple of problems.  First there were these stains.  :(


It also reeked of cigarette smoke.  :(  If you don’t believe smoking is a nasty habit, maybe you’ll believe it when you hear it from Geoffrey Rush.  Listen to Geoffrey, Friends…if for no other reason than to keep your clothes from smelling gross.  :)

First, I washed the shirt to get that ciggy smell out, but the stains remained.  :(  I decided to use a dyeing technique I saw over at Recycled Fashion.  Since I didn’t have a jar on hand, I took an old pitcher and added teal powdered dye, hot water (from my tea kettle), salt, and my freshly-washed damp tee.

When out of gloves, you've gotta get resourceful! :)

Do you like my “gloves” ?  :)

Gimme Shelter...and color! :)

I left the tee in the pitcher for three hours, then tossed it into the washing machine for a rinse.

It'll be done in a Jumping Jack Flash! :)

After the water ran clear, I dried my new tee, and then threw it on for a busy day of protesting corruption in government, followed by a wine tasting, followed by lunch with friends!  :)

Stains B Gone!

How cool is this??? :)  I love how this dye job turned out, as well as how low-maintenance it was!  :)

View from Above!
Yum! Lunch at Harpers! :)
Wild Horses couldn't drag me away...from this couch. ;)

Cheers!  :)

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One thought on “Day 107: Paint it Teal

  1. Love the Stones – the first proper concert I ever saw was The Rolling Stones at the old Wembley Stadium in London when I was 16!!! Of course, it goes almost without saying that I love what you did with the t-shirt and the photo captions :)

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