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?
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.
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:
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.