Wait Until You See This Trick for Creating a Vintage Duvet - Coffee!

Doodle T and Me!
by Doodle T and Me!
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3 Hours

Do you love the look of vintage linens? But not the price?

I found the trick to creating vintage linens - cold coffee and a washer!

The Before: A fun duvet and shams with the map of old NYC - from H&M.

The After: A stunning vintage-look duvet. And all it took was one pot of cold coffee and the washer.

So very easy! With no one more surprised than me at the beautiful results!

Choose your bedding

I used a duvet and shams from H&M - depicts Old NYC but doesn't look very "old."

This trick works best on cotton, linen, and natural fabrics.

Brew a strong pot of coffee

A pot of strong coffee is needed! Brew a pot of coffee and let it steep to cool.

Add the coffee to the washer

Pour the coffee into the detergent dispenser of the washer. Also add a bit of detergent in this step.

Add bedding and wash

Once your bedding, coffee, and bit of detergent are added, set your machine to a normal wash and run it for one cycle.

Hang to dry

After washing, hang your bedding to dry it. It should already look pretty vintage-y but you'll notice the effects more once it's had time to dry.

Make your bed--and enjoy!

Set your bed and enjoy the vintage vibe your new bedding gives to your bedroom!

Adding New Life to Vintage-Inspired Linens.

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  • Jinxx Jinxx on May 13, 2021

    Does it work in a front load washer?

  • Rose Bill Homuth Rose Bill Homuth on May 13, 2021

    Would work just by dumping coffee into washer? Don’t have a fancy washer with detergent dispenser

  • Marie Gustafson Marie Gustafson on May 19, 2021

    How do you press flowers

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