I keep seeing these "dipped in paint" containers in all of the home magazines so since I just happened to have an opened gallon of paint I was working with, I quickly grabbed an old galvanized steel container I had and gave it a dip.
I really took the lazy way out when I did this project. I opened the gallon of yellow paint and just dipped the container right in.
I was in my kitchen when I got the idea to do this. I had been touching up some yellow on my previously painted stools. Once I dipped, I realized I had not exactly thought this process through… where would I hang it to dry and drip? For the moment, I was just holding it and letting it drip back into the can. I had some foil out on the counter so grabbed that to put under the container as I hung it on the toe of this metal chicken sculpture I have on a shelf in the kitchen.
Voila! This last picture is actually true to color. The ones above look a little pale and I could not adjust the color accurately. Here you see the bar stool that is painted the same yellow.
I thought I would check and see if my favorite Queen of Crafts, Martha Stewart, has done such a project on her site. Indeed she has, and she did it in a way I would not have thought of. She turned it upside down, taped it out, and brushed on the paint. Hmmm… interesting. I guess I’m conserving tape, since I just came off of the striping job where I used a zillion rolls!