Makeover Your Craigslist Furniture Find!

2 Materials
$50
3 Hours
Easy

A furniture makeover project is not only simple but also super rewarding especially when using our stencil designs! Sometimes you find exactly what you need on Craigslist But more often, your Craigslist purchase could use a tiny bit of tweaking -- or even a full-fledged makeover!



stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
Erika, our in-house craft guru, picked up a jaw-dropping dresser for college on Craigslist. This beauty made it through five years of college dorm fun before it was ready to be relisted on Craigslist.

stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
See that beat up top? This piece was ready to be a curbside castaway if Erika didn't give it a DIY stenciled makeover.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
The first thing she did was clean off the dresser using a heavy duty Clorox cleaner. Then she sanded the top to remove any debris.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
The top of the dresser was the most beat up from her college dorm days. Since it the dresser was made of a white veneer finish, sanding it would not remove all of the nicks and stains. Erika chose to paint the top of the dresser. She primed the top in STIX primer and painted it using Benjamin Moore Navajo White.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
After cleaning and painting, the dresser was already looking brand new! Erika wanted to enhance the piece with a feminine pattern and pretty pink hue. She selected the Roses Allover Stencil in a large. This romantic and feminine stencil pattern worked perfectly with the shape of the dresser. Erika sprayed the back of stencil with spray adhesive. We like to use Sticky Note spray adhesive which can be purchased on Amazon. Then she placed the on top of the dresser and painted the Rose pattern in pink using a 4 inch dense foam roller.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
She made sure she rolled off any excess paint on a piece of paper towel.  Too much paint will cause the design to bleed. Then she painted the entire pattern on to the dresser. Once the entire design was painted, Erika lifted the stencil back to reveal the pattern.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
It was looking better already! Erika had to pick up the stencil and reposition it to complete the pattern across the top.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
Now it was time to enhance the drawer fronts. The stencil comes with a top edge piece. Erika used a scissor to cut out a rose pattern from the free top edge. She sprayed the back of the stencil with spray adhesive and placed it in the center of the drawer front.
She painted in the pattern in STIX primer.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
Erika painted the rose in a pretty pink hue.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
She painted in the knobs in gold spray paint and then placed them back onto the dresser.
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
List of materials
  • Roses Allover Stencil- Large from Cutting Edge Stencils  (Cutting edge stencils)
  • STIX Primer- white   (paint store)
  • Benjamin Moore Navajo White Paint   (Benjamin Moore)
  • Benjamin Moore 2078-50 Pink Begonia   (Benjamin Moore)
  • Gold Spray Paint   (Home Depot)
  • Sticky Note Spray Adhesive   (Amazon)


We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
Here is her stenciled furniture!
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
Erika didn't stop with one stencil project.  Since our stencils are reusable, she rinsed it off with soap and water and used it to create custom canvas artwork. Erika had purchased primed 16"x 20" canvas from a craft store. She painted the canvas using Benjamin Moore Navajo White. Then she placed the Roses Stencil on top and stenciled the pattern in Benjamin Moore Peony Pink. To complete her artwork, she framed it using a $10 Ikea frame that was spray painted in gold. Simple and gorgeous!
stencils can makeover your craigslist furniture find
List of materials
  • Roses Allover Stencil- Large from Cutting Edge Stencils  (Cutting edge stencils)
  • STIX Primer- white   (paint store)
  • Benjamin Moore Navajo White Paint   (Benjamin Moore)
  • Benjamin Moore Fantasy Pink   (Benjamin Moore)
  • Benjamin Moore Peony Pink   (Benjamin Moore)
  • Gold Spray Paint   (Home Depot)
  • Sticky Note Spray Adhesive   (Amazon)


We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
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To see more: http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/roses-stencil-pattern-rose-design.html

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