Slip cover changes

Well actually I haven't done anything yet.  A lot like Shanna, work has been very busy so I have been itching to get back to work on projects at home but have not had the time!  I am going to need a little help and advice on this one. 

You remember this Ikea couch I bought shortly after we moved in? I took pictures from a few angles so you can see the white with the other natural elements in the room (jute rug, bamboo blinds, lamp shade and rustic tables):

The couch just seems so...white.  Gasp I know.  I love white but it I feel like I want it to be a little warmer in color.  I have looked around for Rit dye to give it more of a cream/ light tan look but no dice.  Next thought was to dye this whole thing with tea bags.  I have read a lot about it and my concern would be that the color is not the same throughout or blotchy in places.
This is the look I am going for:

I know it is a very subtle change but I want it and I need to know how to make this happen!  Has anyone out there tried to do this before?  Any recommendations on how to successfully dye my slipcover to give it this look? Needless to say, my new pillows will probably have to be switched out because the gray is just not doing it for me.

I will be sure to keep you all posted when I tackle this project :)

See you swoon,


  1. I have done tea dying, but not on something so big. The best solution I've found to make sure that it goes evenly is to do it in a place that the fabric can move freely. In this case, you might have to make a bath tub full of tea... that should be interesting!

  2. The thought of filling my tub with tea makes me laugh...and makes me a little scared. Eeek! I will let you know how it goes if I get the courage to do it. Thanks Maury!

  3. Jamie - Check out Dharma Trading Company. They have a large selection of colors in their Procion dyes.

    Is the slipcover cotton? The dyes work on natural fibers.

    They also have iDye for natural and poly fabrics.

    Good luck! I can't wait to see what you decide to do!