Mine was a nice mocha color. Matched my towels.
In a fit of cleaning, I threw it in the wash with some towels... But not my towels. The towels from the girls bathroom.
The girls have a much more...excited...bathroom than I do. All orange, and turquoise, and purple, and green. It is perfect for two teenagers. Shows almost no dirt.
See what I mean?
Anywho... Their towels aren't monochromatic like mine. And after the wash, my rug was a very questionable shade of green. :(
I got the bright idea to try and dye it back using coffee and tea… You know, like they're always telling you on Pinterest.
So I cleaned out the trashcan, brewed some tea and some coffee, and stuck it all in my bathtub with some more hot water.
I let it sit all day, checking on it every now and then to swirl & swish.
Then I set it in my washing machine to drip dry.
Now I have a mottled green rug. Some parts took, and some saw no change.
So much for that.
Project cost: $12 for a new rug
Project time: 1 day
So much for Make-Do.