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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!

Fast flip dresser

Martha Leone

So, we flip furniture, right? Doesn't sound very romantic and dreamy but that's essentially what we're doing. Don't get me wrong, I love the work. Love finding the junky pieces, painting, distressing, photographing, making things beautiful. But for me at this stage in life, I'm attempting to accomplish two things: build a business doing something I love to do and help my kids learn a little bit about work and money management as they buy and refinish their own pieces.

Here is my latest "flip." This dresser was purchased off of craigslist. It was a plain looking thing... nothing special about the design or finish. It sat in the garage for a while and on Saturday, I decided to flip this thing by painting it a color combo that is sure to sell rather than try out one of the ideas I keep stashed away in my idea notebook. Best laid plans....

Well, the finished product isn't exactly what I planned. I wanted to give it a smooth, finish, low on the distressing. But as I worked on it, I felt as though it needed texture. So throwing caution to the wind, I whipped out the sander and assulted that silly dresser in an attempt to breath some life into it.

After sanding, I liked it and left it alone.

The chipped paint effect on the top was a complete accident. The sander kind of scraped the paint off of the top (see picture below).

Colors and technique used:

Paint -Base: ASCP Ochre -Top: ASCP Provence, Benjamin Moore dark gray

Distressing technique -Used a sander with 220 and 80 grit paper to scrap away the paint -Finished with steel wool to get that super smooth finish

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