I ended up parked for a few hours in front of the tube watching HGTV and suddenly said to myself, "I want to do something." I thought about this guest room chair:
I thought it might be cool to cover the seat with the same toile material that I had used to cover the bench cushion that's in the same room:
So I did:
But then I realized that with that cream color in the room that the bedspread was too white:
So I boiled about 30 individual sized tea bags that I keep just for this purpose. (What happened was, several years ago, My Sweetie bought a box of individual sized tea bags instead of family sized and I used some once and then bought the correct sized bags. But I do not like to waste stuff so I saved them for tea staining.) So after the very thick tea had cooled, I poured it into the bathtub with a lot of cold water and immersed the bedspread and that back pillow pillowcase. I set the timer several times for about 18 minutes to move them around in the water because there were some air pockets and I did not want uneven staining. Then I put the pillowcase and bedspread in a bucket and took them to the laundry room and washed them. I really love the color. I did not take an after picture because I assumed the flash would just wash out the difference, but they came out a nice creamy color. I had tea stained something before so I knew what to expect.
The funny part was when I came in here to get the stapler. We keep it very near the computer. My Sweetie asked "What do you need that for?" I replied, "I'm stapling tea bags together." He was satisfied with that answer and went back to his World of Warcraft. I think if someone said that to me, I'd be all, "What?" I actually stapled piles of tea bag tags together so that there were only three. It made it much easier to deal with them since there were a LOT of tea bags.
Later I said, "I can't believe that you didn't ask me why I was stapling tea bags together." When I told him I was tea staining my bedspread and the pillowcase, he actually asked me if that was a real thing. He thought I was making it up. Oh and speaking of that, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME if you have a regular white bathtub. I happen to have a tan (faux marble) acrylic bathtub, so I was not worried about staining it. (If you haven't seen it before, here's an old picture.) I also have a regular white bathtub and I would bet that if I poured tea in there I would remember it every time I looked at it for the rest of my life. So again, do not pour tea in your white bathtub.
It's going to be a long weekend here and I have a few simple fun things planned. I'm sure you'll hear about it.