Flash trends: Give new life to your furniture with the submerged effect.

Flash trends: Give new life to your furniture with the submerged effect.

All you need is a brush, a paintbrush and masking tape. You will give a singular air to a chair or a striking touch to a nondescript object.

In English, it is called 'dip painting' (submerged effect) and consists of replicating the appearance of an object that has been partially introduced in a can of paint. But the technique is not so literal and will be much more comfortable if you apply it with a brush or roller. It can be done on all types of furniture, such as the bottom of a chair leg. This print is helpful to update an outdated piece of furniture or give a special touch to a primary object. Here are some ideas that you can do yourself. The basic technique is to color the legs in a striking tone. We have painted some stools in natural wood with a very saturated electric blue. First, the procedure is simple cover with masking tape at the height where the paint will go. The important thing is to measure the distance well since the line of all the legs must be at the same measure. It is essential to simulate the submerged effect.

Then pass fine sandpaper in that area of the leg and remove the dust that has been created. Finally, apply a coat of primer, and once it has dried, it's time to paint. Choose a paint suitable for wood. You can also paint directly without sanding if you opt for chalk paints. Keep in mind that you must apply a coat of protective varnish and that it needs to be used at least once a year. The world is upside down. If you want to give a touch of more intense color to your chair, you can opt for the reverse effect, as if we had submerged the entire chair and it was only the tip of the legs that had been left out. You can modify a classic piece, such as the Thonet chair nº14, and turn it into something unique. With this electric blue, they have positioned themselves as the true protagonists of this kitchen.

Only the backrest instead of the legs. Here only the upper area of the chair has been painted, just at the height of the table, to create an interesting perspective and play with depth. This more classic and functional room has become a contemporary and surprising interior with just a touch of paint for the effect to be as pronounced as possible, removing the masking tape as soon as possible, even if the paint is fresh. This way, some of the paint will not be lifted.

Out of place. You can also paint the entire underside of a coffee table. In this case, the effect of the color has several objectives. The first is to replicate the turquoise blue with small details throughout the room. The second is to create a contrast between the light shades of the textiles and the legs of the capitonné table. Using a block color produces a contrasting effect of flatness and gives an exceptional touch that shocks deeply.

From essential to charming furniture. It is an ideal resource to turn an effortless piece of furniture into another with a unique look. You can customize each piece depending on the room and get a spectacular result with a small budget. The secret is to hit the nail on the head with the color. You can also leave a part of the furniture natural and paint only the legs.

An extraordinary box. This submerged effect does not have to be limited to tables and chairs; you can also use it to give a touch of color to a chest of drawers or decorative accessories. For example, buy a simple pine box, sand it and apply the color you like. Then, if you place it next to the bed, it can be used as a magazine rack or as a bedside table.

An original option to decorate the kitchen. Transform basic wooden utensils like these into pieces that give character to the room. Choose an interesting color palette, paint the handles and leave them hanging in plain sight. If you want a more relaxed and warm space, choose pastel shades like those in the photo. Use brighter, more saturated colors if you want them to stand out from the rest. It is best to use acrylic paint. It is the most resistant to water, essential for a utensil of these characteristics.

It embellishes any object. You can also use it as a stimulating effect, coloring some piece of decoration like this one. Combine many different tones and give a touch of color to a bright room in white tones.

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