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BRIANA: Dip-dyed pieces have been on our radar for a while, but Apartment Therapy just featured this chair from the 508 Restoration and Design Etsy store with the headline: “Half & Half: New Painted Furniture Trend?” Thoughts? Is this a cool hybrid look or does it seem like someone ran out of paint in the middle of the job?

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BRIAN PATRICK FLYNN: I say it rules. It’s a great alternative to painted patterns, plus I have done it myself, so that means I have to like it or risk being labeled a hypocrite.

LIZ: I love the look of natural wood paired with graphic paint designs. With its painted-on flava, this regular old dresser looks almost like a Saarinen table:

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Photo: ScrapHacker

I also like the more traditional dip-dyed look, either horizontal or vertical. I even have a  half-and-half table I painted with Chalk Paint sitting by my bedside. And I kind of want to make my boring dining chairs a little more fun by doing something like this:

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Photo: Jonathan Gootch [via Charlotte Love]

But don’t get crazy. Painting half a chair high-gloss and leaving half of it with distressed, vintage paint? No. Its multiple personalities stress me out.

JESSICA: Let’s sit down for a second and talk, everyone. In another chair though, because this makes my type-A brain completely shut down. The only way something like this could make it into my house would be if it was a table with a personal chef who would serve me a country-style meal on one end of the table and Asian-fusion on the other end. Those are my terms, those are my conditions.

LEANNE: I can live with the chair, but the quilt hanging behind it needs to be returned to the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo set.

FARIMA: I think dip-dyeing furniture is a fun, quirky way to bring color to a room without going too overboard. And why not go ombre?

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We’ve opined about half-painted furniture, now tell us what YOU think:

30 Responses

  1. Woodie says:

    Brian Patrick Flynn
    First example being the ……. chair was obviously off putting to most people.
    Possibly using the dining room chairs would have been a better choice to introduce the new style.

  2. Linda Wise says:

    Ughhhhhh…. ugly and I will paint most anything. Absolutely love painted furniture but I will skip this trend for sure.

  3. Reta R Houghton says:

    Really??? Someone would buy this stuff.? It looks like someone hasn't finished their job.

  4. Rosalee says:

    Yes this is definitely a quick flash in the pan fad. Do I like it…. Not really, something fun like the dresser with the semi circles pictured above might be nice for a playroom, but I certainly wouldn't do this to any of my grown-up furniture. The kids stuff …. Maybe so, the they can each choose a color!

  5. Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems
    different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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