Thursday, June 7, 2012

House on the Left :: Color Dipping

Hi everyone!

We are FINALLY almost, super close, nearly D.O.N.E with our banquette area.

Phew. I mean, seriously, we have been without a dining table for two weeks.

I am putting the finishing touches on the area this weekend, but until then I wanted to show a little sneak peak that shows ones of the new trends out there {and a personal favorite of mine}, Color Dipping.

Here are some beautiful examples that certainly served as an inspiration for me:

This one is my favorite, and I am kind of making it my mission to find this style chair to duplicate this look in an area of our living room.

Pretty simple, but WHAT a way to bring in a pop of color!!

Here's what we were working with:

These lovely {and by lovely, I do mean ugly} chairs came courtesy of our dining table that we bought for our kitchen nook. Since they have such a traditional look, I really wanted a more modern paint job to jazz them up a bit. So, color dipping it was! To contrast with a lot of the dark we have going on in other areas of the room, I wanted the chairs a soft cream color. Since we loved the paint that we used for the table so much, we decided to use that for the accent color of the chairs (the 'dipping' part). It's not quite the splash of color as seen above, but for this space it is perfect!!

First we started with the cream, and then lots and lots of taping. Tedious  "make-sure-it's-straight" taping.

The chairs already look a ton better, right??

Then came our accent color. Of course (as you can tell in the pictures), with that came drips and plenty of things for me to later touch up :)

This was definitely an exciting time, because I could see my vision start to come to life.

Next, I finally got to take off the tape! (and touch up, of course)

..........and just in case you need to really appreciate the beauty of a before and after:

And to think, when we bought the table at Goodwill, I considered just leaving the chairs there since I was sure there was NO way those ugly things would stay in my house :)

And now, there is no way they are leaving!!

Hope everyone is having a great day!



  1. All I can say is WOW!!!!
    From rustic ugly to modern beautiful, what an amazing transformation. I love it!

  2. I wondered how you did this! I am pinning to my board on Pinterest. You have become my idol! lol.