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:

  1. you are right, this is a fabulous trend!

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. reminds me of a french manicure.
    pve

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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!!

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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

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  15. 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! :)

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. I like this trend especially to revive an old chair.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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  27. 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

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

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  29. I love those! Thanks

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  30. 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.

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

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

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  33. The role of color in the interior of the house.

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  34. 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!

    http://mplusbdiaries.blogspot.com/

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

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  36. 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!

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  37. 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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