Today I bleached them and now they are pale yellow. While the pale yellow isn't the worst color imaginable, they also frayed in the washing machine. I had hemmed the curtains and now they might be un-fixable...sometimes DIY doesn't work out. I tried to save the $15 per pair of curtains by doing-it-myself instead of replacing my perfectly-fine-curtains and ended up ruining them. Sometimes that happens. Bummer.
Have a great weekend!