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Milk Farm Road: Dip Alert!

I like the whole “dip” trend happening out there. Dipped baskets, jars, linens, clothing, curtains, spoons, plates… If you can dip it you can do it! Here are some pretties from Milk Farm Road that may inspire you today. Milk Farm Road is owned by the talented Heather Chontos who wears three hats as stylist, artist and consultant who lives in Montana. Well, she has more hats – she teaches, is a great photographer, a blogger… The list goes on and on. But let’s focus on some of her work below because I find it really relaxed and pretty.

Milk Farm Road

Milk Farm Road

Milk Farm Road

Milk Farm Road

Use the rest of the paint to make pretty napkins…

Milk Farm Road

Milk Farm Road

Neon paint, eek! Love!

Have you ever tried this dip look? Maybe you have a basket or a jar or a spoon that you could apply a similar look to?

What do you think about the whole dip trend? I love it and hope it lasts for awhile… Even though I’ve seen it for a few years now, it still feels really fresh to me.

I found this originally on Pinterest via The Lifestyle Editor who has a fab interview with Heather on her blog. Thanks LE for this tip!

(images: heather chontos)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts on May 13, 2013

Your comments...

  1. Alice commented
    May 13th, 2013 at 3:05pm

    I love this trend, I’ve seen in done in jewellery a lot too. I think it works best on thin things though, for little touches of colours like on those wooden spoons or on the legs of a chair.

  2. Ginny commented
    May 13th, 2013 at 6:30pm

    Loving your posts today. Love the dipped effect. Hope it stays. Now feel inspired to do some dipping myself. I have a new found love for painting things so this might be a fun alternative to block painting.
    Ginny´s last blog post ..Things I Love Thursday

  3. Kim Marsden commented
    May 13th, 2013 at 7:21pm

    Love! Except – those dipped white oval plates, that’s sacrilege! No!

  4. Gemma commented
    May 13th, 2013 at 7:51pm

    I love this idea, i’m a big fan of the dipped trend and i’m feeling really inspired right now! Gonna have to go buy some neon paint and start dipping all my wooden spoons! :-D

  5. Jenna commented
    May 13th, 2013 at 8:33pm

    Although I am partial to the white dipped things, I am loving that neon green! And those wooden spoons are lovely as well. Hope this trend stays around for a little while!

  6. commented
    May 13th, 2013 at 11:39pm

    We’ve seen this trend in wooden spoons, furniture and bags, but not glass until now. Dipping vintage apothecary bottles would be such an easy DIY. Thanks for sharing!´s last blog post ..FAB 4 – Pinterest Wallpaper Style!

  7. Lauren Fariss commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 2:10am

    Can someone tell me what kind of paint is used on the glass jars?

  8. Tiffany commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 4:50am

    nice, plus they are a little sloppy which makes it even cooler!
    Tiffany´s last blog post ..TUESDAY GOODY BAG*

  9. Hilary Hahn commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 7:13am

    I really love those dipped plates. Fantastic!

  10. Patchwork Harmony commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 7:37am

    I’ve done exactly this for my wedding in a few weeks! Dipped loads of jam jars in 3 pastel coloured paints. Quite the laborious task though! Once dipped its a challenge to get all the excess paint off… But hopefully they’ll look great on the day! ;)
    Patchwork Harmony´s last blog post ..Decorative Living Fair

  11. nicolette tabram commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 9:19am

    I love the spoons, so simple and yet so effective. I am going to start a pinterest page on dipping.
    nicolette tabram´s last blog post ..Rajasthani Homage:Part Two

  12. Kate commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 7:19pm

    Well it’ll last until you wash any of them! Sorry, it looks lovely but it’s not terribly practical as a DIY idea, is it?

  13. Sue Schlabach commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 9:52pm

    Pure energy! Love the spoons particularly. I think the color will get more beautiful with washed age too.
    Sue Schlabach´s last blog post ..Apple Blossoms, Heavy Dew

  14. Katie commented
    May 14th, 2013 at 10:41pm

    I’m loving this trend as well! I’m thinking I’m going to do this to some herb pots for my deck. Will look lovely in a mint green! :)

    Though – I wonder about dip-dying spoons … does this make them non-food safe? Is there a particular paint you’re supposed to use for food items?
    Katie´s last blog post ..Think big, start small

  15. Gwen commented
    May 15th, 2013 at 2:18am

    I agree. I think the “dip” style is fresh and organic and fun!
    Gwen´s last blog post ..Meet Nancy: A Bold Girl from Artsy Chicks Rule!

  16. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    May 15th, 2013 at 7:36am

    Totally love it!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Teacher Appreciation | Gifts and Tips

  17. Erica D. commented
    May 15th, 2013 at 5:04pm

    Love, love, love this. Such an easy way to add a pop of color and a personal touch to everyday objects. I need to try this asap.

  18. Virginie, Simplementbeau commented
    May 16th, 2013 at 10:01am

    Very nice ! I love this idea ! I’m going to try.. Virginie, ° A French girl
    Virginie, Simplementbeau´s last blog post ..° Maison Malatesta… °

  19. Mary Lawson commented
    May 21st, 2013 at 4:35am

    I have also seen where people used plasti-dip, which is a plastic that you can dip things into and coat them. They sell it in home improvement stores.

    Those bright green neon jars are so neat. I love them. I could see white ceramics being diped in neon. That could turn out pretty neat. or you could dip in more then one color. This would be a fun project.
    Mary Lawson´s last blog post ..May 2013 – June 2014 Large Blue Green Chevron Planner by studiopop

  20. Marinda commented
    May 23rd, 2013 at 10:21pm

    Oh, I really love this! I’m moving out (hopefully) when I graduate (I hope I do) and so this blog of yours is a great inspiration to me and my future roommates (:!
    Marinda´s last blog post ..Summertime

  21. Iva Y commented
    June 9th, 2013 at 5:10pm

    These are stunning!! Ah, so many ideas!
    Iva Y´s last blog post ..FREE SHIPPING "High Above" 5×7 Fine Art Photography Print by ivay

  22. Marisa commented
    July 17th, 2013 at 9:09pm

    This is so cool!
    Which paint to you use for the napkins?

    Thanks for your answer :)

  23. Sheila commented
    September 5th, 2013 at 2:23am

    So, I’m confused. Today’s post says she is in Montana (and I was going to as where, because that’s where I’m from)… Then I looked on her blog & everything says Portland, Maine. What’s up?

  24. decor8 commented
    September 5th, 2013 at 9:16am

    @Sheila – You are reading and replying a post I’d written back in May, that’s what’s up! ha ha

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