Dip-Painted Chair

Many of you got a chance to view my electrical spool-turned-table. I put it in my craft room/office with the expectation that I could get a nice looking chair in there to create a reading nook. As of yet, I haven’t found a chair that fits my vision for the space. Fortunately, there was a chair that came with my school desk which has been sitting in the garage just waiting for a makeover.

Dip-Painted Chair | Atkinson Drive

My chair was originally covered in the same chippy finish that the desk had, so it required a good sanding before paint was applied. To start, I painted the whole chair with two coats of this mint color.

Dip-Painted Chair | Atkinson Drive

I’ve been really into the dip-dyed look lately, so I opted for a pop of color and some interest. On each leg I chose a random spot to place some frog tape, while trying to give it a true dipped look. On the legs, under the tape lines, I brushed on two coats of “Lemon Tree” by Dutch Boy.

Dip-Painted Chair | Atkinson Drive

The dipped look of this chair, especially in contrast with the rustic spool table, thrills me. I find it so exciting to be able to create a space that I find inspiring.

Dip-Painted Chair | Atkinson Drive

Even my little man approves!

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  1. Love your color choices for the chair. I will have to try the dipped look.

  2. adorable! i totally want to do this with a little table and chairs!

  3. so cute! Love how unique it is!
    I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  4. This is super cute!

  5. So cute! I love it!

  6. What a great idea, it looks really good! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week (your little guy is darling :)

    xo, Tanya

  7. Hi! So glad to have found you on the Winthrop’s Link Party. I’ve been loving the dipped look! Great job…even your little boy approves! SO cute! :)


  8. I love this!! I’m following you now ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  9. LOVE this! I am looking to repaint my butcher block table & chairs in my kitchen (they have seen WAY better days!) & this is perfect! :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

  10. Love this chair. So much fun. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up. http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com

  11. Love how this turned out! It is like a lot of beauty with a punch of fun… a fabulous combination! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday this week!

    Take care,


  12. Love your dipped chair, and your little man is super sweet! Pinned:) http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/hey-girl-valentine-party.html

  13. oh this is really beautiful!! I love it!

  14. What an adorable chair! I love the dipped legs. Super cute.

  15. Oh my! I love your dipped chair. And that cute boy sitting on it….!
    They both match the spool so well… You are so amazing!

  16. LOVED your spool table and this chair is perfect with it!

    I’d love if you shared these at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/02/show-tell-13.html

  17. I’d like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!



  18. LOVE your chair so so much!!! You are one talented gal! Can’t wait to see what you will paint next!

  19. Such a cute idea for painting an old chair! Saw your link at Six Sisters and wanted to come over and check it out :)

    I’d love for you to stop by and link up a few recipes at my weekend link party “The Weekend re-Treat” that is going on right now too!


    Hope to see you there!

  20. I love the colors you chose. I have never heard of paint dipping, but I like the look

  21. You’re right! And funny thing- I have a similar paint in a slightly real shade that I’m still thinking about instead of the grey! Cute blog!

  22. This looks so amazing! The color choices are perfect!

  23. So cute, and I love that table! Thank you for sharing in this week’s Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  24. This is cute and I love the colors. I would never think of doing it like that so that’s cool!
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!

  25. Loving how your chair turned out. Fabulous colors!

  26. OVE the dipped chair AND the table :) Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  27. Love your chair! Stop by House on the Way today to see it featured. Feel free to grab a featured button too. Have a great week.

  28. Hello Friend! Guess what? THIS lovely post will be featured at Smart School House for Whimsy Wednesday! The new party and your feature will go live later today. See you soon!

    Kelly from Smart School House
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

  29. I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

  30. I love the look of these chairs. The technique is one that I will have to use in my projects. Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner :)

  31. i love this sweet chair! the colors are so fun!

  32. Cute idea!

  33. I love love love this chair!

    I would like to invite you to my linky party Thrifty Thursday!


    Hope to see you there!



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