Tea or Coffee?

I’ll Have Both…Please.

I Need to Dye/Stain/Age the New Whiter Than White Duvet.

The Duvet Pattern is a Map of Old New York.

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I love white bedding but the white duvet isn’t working with the Old World Look of the Master.

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It Looks Too Sparkly New.

So I’m going to Try a Tea Stain.

Maple Tea from Canada.  Perfect.  Loved the Smell.  The Taste…Not So Much.

Did You Know 12 Teabags makes a really dark brew?

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Let it Seep and Cool.  The Smell is Quite Nice.

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Pop the White Duvet and Shams into the Washer.

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Then Pour the Tea Brew into the Top Loader Washer.  Scary?  A Little.

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Do One Wash Cycle.

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It Works.  But I Think Still Too White.  Let’s Hang it Out to Dry and See What Happens.

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No.  Not Enough Stain.

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There’s Still Plenty of Sunshine Left in the Day, So On To Phase Two…

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Coffee.

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Very, Very Strong Coffee.  I Lost Count on the Scoops.

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Just like the Polar Express Coffee…You Know, the Coffee with the Old Sock.

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Into the Washer.  One Wash Cycle.  Hang to Dry.

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Parchment Paper Map Perfect.

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I’m amazed that the Washer Dye Technique Left No Blotches or Uneven Color.

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Tea and Coffee.  Really?

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Yes!  And the Washer is Fine after Two “Palate Cleansings” of Bleach.  🙂

A Little Decorating Magic.

16 thoughts on “Tea or Coffee?

    1. Hi Nelson – you know, I never thought about how it would hold up…I was kind of sure that it wouldn’t work in the first place. The fabric is not 100% cotton so I figured that would be a problem. But you’re right, it’s simple enough to just do it again. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    1. It is amazing. IN working with both tea and coffee, I saw that the tea dye was a little pinker and subtle. The coffee had a brown hue. I didn’t think about the color variations before I embarked on this experiment. But this time, it worked. 🙂

  1. It is SO much better. I wouldn’t have expected the difference would be so significant but it really looks fabulous. Parchment — one of my favorites! And your sweet kitty seems to be loving it too!

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