Day 171: The Baxter Chair 1
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Day 171: The Baxter Chair

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This is a dingy once-white chair.

Day 171: The Baxter Chair 2

This is how it got that way.

Day 171: The Baxter Chair 3
Baxter, wipe your feet!

My friends Phillip and David didn’t want to get rid of the chair any more than they wanted to get rid of their beloved Baxter, but after trying to wash those dingy spots away, what could they do?

Fortunately, this chair is one of those IKEA numbas, so what we’re looking at is a stained cover.  They gave it to me, hoping to end up with a nice dark grey cover.

I mixed a box of RIT black dye and 1/3 bottle of RIT green apple dye (so it wouldn’t be totally flat grey), left the cover in the dye for about 20 minutes, and here’s what happened:

Day 171: The Baxter Chair 4

Now it looks like a brand new chair!  🙂

I hope Baxter approves.  🙂

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