Dipped Legs

I've been saving photos of painted chairs and stools with raw legs (or natural frames with dipped legs) for a couple years, but I didn't really realize how much I loved the idea until I saw this image in April's Better Homes and Gardens.



They used this chair from World Market (on sale for $100 each!) to get this amazing look. I want a whole set, please and thank you. That lavender is lovely.

A few more dipped legs, for your viewing pleasure...




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43 comments:

Anna said...

you are right, this is a fabulous trend!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Oh! I'm liking this, a lot! ;)

Katy said...

I love this idea, but I don't think I would have the heart to implement it on brand new chairs. Especially if those chairs have a Flemish finish, another trend. I like the idea for a vintage set in need of some lovin.
I recently stripped years of paint of my mother/mine/ and now my daughter's childhood dresser and it was a nightmare. I used to be willing to paint anything that didn't move, thinking I could just strip it one day. I now have second thoughts.

Julia said...

I'm sure you'll get lots of comments from readers who love this... but I think it's horrible :-) I'm all for the unexpected, but these chairs are way too "out there" for me!

pve design said...

reminds me of a french manicure.
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Sheila said...

wow i love it! seems like it would be a super easy DIY as well

Sara said...

I've loved this look since I first saw it on apartment therapy a couple of years ago...but your pics are really inspirational! I think I'd really love to do it to some vintage finds.

Margaret Pearl said...

Very cool. I love these examples, at first I was on the fence about it but I really love the way it looks with that sanded down bistro chair. I think it compliments natural wood tones really nicely -- especially that pop of yellow!

Hill Country House Girl said...

This is so interesting. I have had some old, painted chairs along the way as an antique dealer. More than once I have had some with dipped legs, but always with black paint on the bottom. I have wondered if it might have been so that the chair legs wouldn't show dirt, as if the chairs had been used first in primitive houses in the country.

I also have some newish, colorful bar chairs with black paint at the bottom. Maybe I will shoot a picture, post it, link back to you, and see what others know about the old ones and what they think of the new trend!

julie said...

Socks!

Collections said...

Love this idea!

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Carol said...

It's an interesting look, but it's not for me. I don't mind the ones with the paint on the bottom as much, but the painted ones with the wood showing at the bottom just don't look right to me.

Morgane said...

I like the ones with color on the bottom, but paint on top and raw wood below looks like they ran out of time and didn't finish the paint job.

Heidi said...

Such a stylish little girl's bedroom that chair surely resides in!

NewMom said...

I like them. It is almost as if furniture pieces wear cute little boots! Of course, some look better than the others, I love those tables!!

Holiday said...

Ooooh, I'm so in! I'm going to dip my little IKEA stool in the closet. I love another little way to add color!

Full House said...

All very fine examples. I've had this dipping thing on the brain.

Jenny I am so glad the storm wasn't as fierce as it could have been.

Anyway hope all is well and don't forget that I am still one of your number one fans.

xx - CB

Mollie Trom said...

oh, I love this too!! I did something similar to my dining room chairs (http://goodgollieblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/chair-boots.html if you're interested) and I've been so so pleased with it. I love your blog and sense of style - been reading for years, just never commented before :) Anyways, you're always a bright spot on my weekday mornings - thanks! :)

Isil said...

Where are little tables in the second picture from? Love everything about them!!!

change of scenery said...

Ok, yeah this is way cute. I especially love that desk - what a statement! Definitely something I'm going to try in the future.

Great eye!

lavitapetite said...

I own some bentwood chairs that I would lov eto do this to! i think i'd paint the legs a mint green and pair them with two industrial stools where the meatl was painted mint green too.

Anonymous said...

I think most of those are "un-dipped" legs :)

annie said...

I like this trend especially to revive an old chair.

Allyson & Jere said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. But I really am NOT a fan of it at all. It looks wierd and unfinished to me. I especially didn't like the desk. BUT, that's the beauty of this world we live in, everyone has their own style and taste and we're all welcome to our own opinions.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I love the look too and plan on doing it to my mismatched breakfast room chairs. My question: do you think the legs have to be spindly for it to look good? As opposed to chunky legs with other stuff going on.

jen fuller said...

ohmagosh! I love how chic and minimalistic this looks! im about to re-decorate my kitchen and this would add a little something to my old chairs without being overwhelming!
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Three Sisters said...

Pretty pictures! I saw this once - the chairs matched the wood floor and the dip was a bright red... looked awesome.

Sarah Bradley said...

I adore this look! Definitely thinking of doing it to my bentwood dining chairs!

SarahW said...

I keep looking at these and trying to like them, but I just don't. Interesting idea, but I find it too distracting.

LisaM said...

Like!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I really love this trend and so glad you posted about it. I saw a little DIY with a coat rack and it looked so fun.
http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekend-project-paint-dipped-furniture.html

Design Thoughts said...

Ohhh I lOVE these!!!

Natalie said...

I need to try this!! What a fun idea!! I think I have just the chair.

Anonymous said...

I love those! Thanks

Nicky at Not My Mother said...

I love this idea, especially on the blue bentwood chair, but I think the original BHG picture would have been better if they'd dipped the dog's legs to match.

Karena said...

Interesting! Not sure if I would do it or if it would look good in my space! Very fun though!

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zip codes by city said...

a very delicate and light weight chair.....can be adjust in little space.

Admin said...

The role of color in the interior of the house.

Designs Good said...

so cool!

Meredith Paige said...

Loving your blog! My husband and I have one as well. Would love for you to check it out and let us know your thoughts. Keep the great posts coming!

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Heather said...

How cute! I think I can do this with some pieces around my house! Spruce them up a bit!

{ SHE } said...

This is such a hip look. LOVE IT! I shared a link from this post over on my blog today -
http://www.shepaperieblog.com/2011/10/hip-dipped.html

Thanks for the great inspiration!

Beth said...

Thanks for the inspiring post. I just posted pics of my dipped bentwood chair! I love it.

http://sunshineontheinside.blogspot.com/2011/12/chair-dipping.html

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