and before you know it I started seeing dipped furniture. And I loved it!
It takes an ordinary piece of furniture and creates it into a one of a kind piece!
Even if it’s just the feet of a chair.
I especially love how this piece blended chippy paint with modern clean line dipped paint.
Why am I so drawn to it?? I’m not sure, I think it’s the unexpectedness of it all. Or how it takes something old and gives it a bit of a modern twist. Either way, I’m smitten.
It’s playful as well:)
and I love how you can even do it with other things around your house.
This basket is acutally quite expensive and you buy it already dipped, but how easy to do it yourself!
So anyway, when deciding my next project, I took this into consideration. Ever since I had put my chair by the fireplace I didn’t like that I didn’t have a small table to set my coffee on. So important!
So remember the small stumps Ry got me before, the ones he thought would work for my DIY stump tables but were a little too small?? Well, I think one may just as well work for the perfect side table to my chair. It was about the size of a garden stool, which would snuggle under that big lamp just perfect!
So first I had to take the bark off.
Since this stump had been sitting outside for almost a year, it had a lot of time to dry out and the bark actually came off in one piece! Boy was that easy!
After that I did a light sanding on it with the power sander I white washed the whole stump. You can see how to white wash here.
Then I taped off where I wanted my dipped part to be and painted it a solid white.
Lastly I put three coats of polycrilic on it to seal it up before I took it into the house. I also had three vintage casters in the shed that I drilled into the bottom to add a little more character.
So here’s how she sits today…
I even love the natural cracks in the wood.
It was the perfect size..
The best part about it? It was free. Man do I love that!
So do you have an ordinary piece of furniture that you want to make into an original? Go grab your tape and paint brush and get to work!