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In order to personalize Amy's closet, Ty settled on a stencil technique to transform the plain old door moldings into something new.

"What's really cool about this is anybody can do it," he says. "You can take any image you want—you can print it off on your computer, you can Xerox it. But the trick is, you take an X-ACTO knife and you cut it out on acetate or maybe cardboard. Then you take some paint and you go and you actually do a stipple, which means you punch [the paintbrush] over and over and over and over."

If you prefer to make your closet disappear, Ty has a different idea: Paint the walls, doors and frames all the same color. "That way, it simply just slips into the woodwork," he says.
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Published on September 19, 2008

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