Weekend Project: Paint-Dipped Furniture


House and Home's Senior Design Editor, Cameron McNeil shows how to revive vintage furniture with a fun paint-dipped look in this February's issue! It looks fairly simple using painter's tape to mark your lines and two contrasting paint colours. After finding your furniture (he found the chair at a local vintage store and the coatrack from Urban Outfitters ), choose your paints, first sanding, then covering the entire piece in the base colour you choose, allow to dry and then tape off the areas of the furniture where you want your accent colour. The trick he says is to not paint the piece exactly half and half, he went only about 2 inches down the back of each spindle to achieve the asymmetrical (or paint-dipped) look. Photo by Kim Jeffrey.

Jan Halvarson

16 comments:

laura evans/photography said...

love that coat rack ... such a wonderful idea! have a great weekend. xx

Miss Crowland said...

I love it!

Janelle said...

Hey, that's brilliant! Thank you!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I'm enjoying this paint-drip trend!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

I haven't gotten my Feb issue yet-now I'm super excited. That chair looks so good.
~Tanya
dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com

Material Pursuits said...

Colour blocking Furniture! Another fashion trend that works just as well in interiors. Thanks for the great idea!

Alison said...

What a fun idea!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This is AWESOME!

Monique said...

Wow, I love this! The chair is spruced up and so fun! Great colors.

Katie said...

Love this! Such a great idea!!!

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Wendy said...

I love this idea! I can imagine so many applications! Thanks!

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

That is a great idea. And then I'd like to see a chair with more than 2 colors, maybe 3 or 4 doing a similar method. Oooh, I've got ideas now swimming through my head. Thanks!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

So fresh! Love it!

rerae said...

What a great idea! A great way to make an old piece new again!

Anna said...

Nice!

Paullyn VillaseƱor said...

i want a coat rack so bad. (well we need one as our coats/jackets are outside the house probably with cobwebs in it already)
anyway two colours used (or what I see) , minimal's perfect.

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