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Herndon, VA, 20170
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Martha Leone Design. A furniture redesign company specializing in turning each piece of furniture into a sophisticated statement piece with the use of paint and design. This approach produces versatile pieces that are relevant, even as your taste evolves over time.

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Martha Leone Design: The blog is where I share thoughts on the creative process and share lots of pictures of each finished piece of painted furniture. Critiques are always welcome!

Accidental dresser

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It looks beachy, cheery, kinda happy. I "accidently" created the feel of this dresser. I set out only to update my daughter's dresser. After painting the design on the drawer pulls with bristles that weren't cooperating with me (see photo at bottom of post), the pulls began to look like sand dollars. Combined with the blue/white color scheme, the dresser morphed into a beach cottage sort of thing.

Here's the finished product. Top and bottom were painted ASCP Provence and the rest  was painted ASCP Old White. I tried using wax to distress the top for the first time. To do that, I simply applied wax to the areas that needed distressing then painted it. After the paint was dry, I used steel wool to remove the paint in those areas.

This dresser is not for sale but I can use the same technique on a dresser you might already have or find a dresser and apply this technique on it for you! Contact me.

Linking to:

http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2012/03/cowgirl-up-linky-party-5.html

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