So, we were shopping at Goodwill - as is our weekly habit - and this Pottery Barn Kids chair was comfortably sitting back by the book section. With a nifty $3.99 sticker tag it quickly became - MINE! Er, uhm, my daughter's. *winks*
Although there were faded spots and some ink marks, the thought of DYE popped into my head. Since I'd never tackled dying anything, a $4 risk was worth taking.
Initially, I machine washed the cover. Instead of drying it, I chose to soak the cover overnight in a tub full of Oxi-Clean. (Dye Free Oxi-Clean is one of my favorite laundry tools!)
The Oxi-Clean really did help brighten up the cover, but the ink stains were still quite visible, and the fading was still...faded.
Turning to the dye I could find during a grocery trip to Wal-Mart - I chose Rit Petal Pink. Timidly, I followed the directions on the bottle to dye the chair cover in my washing machine! And guess what? It worked quite well.
In truth, the color came out a bit more along the lines of Pepto Bismol than I expected. My goal was to stick closer to the original pale pink - but hey, for a first try, it turned out great! (Now to find the time to re-stuff the arm cushions!)