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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.

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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!

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Follow Me on Pinterest My latest project was painted with homemade chalk paint then coated with a glaze that was tinted with black. I've seen this technique used by very talented people and I wanted to try it on a piece with lots of detail work in the wood. The piece sold in about 2 hours which didn't give me enough time to get better shots.

I can't help but want to try something new on each piece. Although this one had great detail and could stand on its own, I couldn't resist so I added black. Although the texture is fun, I realized that this piece needed to be left alone.

Alchemy Fine Living has very helpful video tutorials. I learned this technique from her. Check out this post on tinted glazes at Alchemy Fine Living.

Another great example of this technique was done by Facelife Furniture.

Before shot. Ignore the Justin Bieber message on the wall!

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