Since I’m off in New York, I asked Si of the fantastic blog french by design to step in today and share with you. today’s post is spot on — a TREND ALERT onthe latest ‘dipped’ craze, which personally I am most fond of! thanks so much to si for stepping in today, and please pop on over and visit french by design — you will not be disappointed!

A cool trend spotted everywhere lately: half painted furniture or home accessories, giving the impression of a “dipped in paint” effect [keyword here: blue painters’ tape, unless you’re purposely looking for a dripping effect as shown in the ikea vases]. What a cool, original and cheap (since you only use half the paint!) way to update a basic piece of furniture. Brilliant!

dipped stools via house and home.

hand dip-dyed basket diy from martha stewart.

vases from ikea.

more dipped stool ideas via annixen and design for mankind.

and a couple more cool ones from centsational girl.

• top image: we love domino.

11 Responses to “TREND ALERT : DIPPED”
  1. I LOVE that trend, where you can mix textures in a single item; from wood to soft mat white.

  2. Loving the dipped look. Particularly as our ‘What Is Love?’ oak-framed print is featured in the second photograph with the dipped stools. Clearly we’re rather on-trend :)

  3. Cyn | decyng says:

    Nice trend! you could have the original material + a new color given by the paint. 2 in 1!

  4. i just did this to a table last week and posted about it today! so glad to know i’m trendy.

  5. You’re right. I have been seeing these everywhere.

    I think the trend is very pleasing to the eye


  6. Love this look…………..there’s something about the plain wood with the fresh paint…..make s the furniture look so fresh.

  7. Polly says:

    Love this trend! The chairs/ stools look amazing and it’s so simple too! x

  8. I really dig this dipped look! designlovefest had a really great tutorial for making dipped vases or lights I believe! So very cool! Looks so fresh against white!

  9. This is such a simple yet beautiful trend! The woven baskets look amazing and the stools so cool!

  10. look see says:

    I quite like those little Ikea vases

  11. Dipping makes everything look so more cool (and easy to make!)
    Good to see you over here Si!
    kisses to both you girls =)

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