Before & After: Craigslist Find Goes from Stately to Seaworthy

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It's not a bad piece of furniture really. Perhaps a tad stately and serious for a little boy's room but it doesn't have that weather beaten, begging to be painted, look that so many before dressers have. So do you suppose that revealing this after will be any less satisfying? We think not. Read on to see what a custom stencil and some white paint can do to turn up the kiddie volume on this rather serious looking piece of furniture.

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At first, Miriam, of Flor's design blog Musings, thought she had "crazy pants idea" but in the end she is pretty happy with the results. We think she should be. You can see her step-by-step process of reverse stenciling here, including how she got the stencil in the first place. We also like some of the close up shots that show how beautiful it is where the woodgrain shows through the negative space in the design. And check out her roundup of reverse stenciling projects that she used as inspiration including one we reported on here last spring.

(Images: Miriam/Musings via Better After)

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