And by not exactly red wine I mean it is pink.
I can't say that doing this was easy but thankfully all the blotchy parts of the dye job are on the parts of the chair you can't see. I am warming up to the color, as it is not quite what I wanted but it does make me want to keep the chair instead of getting a new one.
So we'll count this $40 dye job a win. Replacing the chair would have been more than ten times that. Plus, what a waste it would be to throw this sturdy guy (or gal?) out - it is wonderfully cozy to curl up in.