I’m a big fan of the overdye trend. Overdyeing is the process of either dyeing a fabric for too long or for a second time to create a vibrant color. It’s been used with jeans a lot, but I love its application to home decor.
Overdyed rugs have been around for a while, but I only recently discovered overdyed quilts. Gorgeous!
I felt like I needed something overdyed in my life. Luckily, I also needed some art in our entry. I wanted to use a personal picture and found a meaningful picture of my husband and I at the college bar where we met. There was A LOT going on in the original picture, so I used the PhotoSketch app to simplify it.
In my experience, regular images don’t look great on an engineer print, as they become heavily pixelated. However, sketch images look great.
I used watercolor paint to “overdye” my picture by simply painting a watery layer of color over the print. I originally wanted to overdye it with a bright color, but I realized it would be placed next to my pink door. I didn’t want the entry to appear too juvenile, so I chose an inky blue.
I’m really happy with the final product. I still have plans for this area, especially the shoe cabinet, but the art above it helps make the area feel more complete.
I got the frame at IKEA for $12.99, and my overdyed art was $1.99. The brass ‘E’ was an old Goodwill find for $0.99. I love the hanging agate slices, which were actually glass Christmas ornaments found in the Target clearance section a couple years ago ($0.50 each). Not a bad finished product for $17!