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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!

RELOVED Magazine and a classic dresser

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Reloved Spread Recently I was contacted by by an editor of the new magazine, RELOVED, which centers around the wonderful world of upcycling. It is written and produced in the UK and is now available there and will soon be available in the US. They included my checkered dresser in their premiere issue. Thanks so much to RELOVED for taking an interest in my work.

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Here's what the editors are saying about this exciting new publication, "Each issue features 116 pages of creative inspiration, including at least 25 beautiful projects you can make for yourself and for your home. It’s all about breathing life into old objects that have seen better days and transforming them into new favourites you can cherish for years to come. It’s the ‘Make Do and Mend’ attitude, saving a bit of money by putting the chic into shabby and doing our little bit to help the environment by reusing rather than throwing away old objects." For information on where to buy this magazine, check out their page.

On to a quick intro to a classic dresser. I sanded the top and stained it dark walnut and sealed it with Varathane Satin Poly. The base was primed and painted a soft white. This is a classic treatment in every sense of the word and was done for a client in DC. The interior top drawers were lined with William Morris wall paper. If you've never heard of Morris, it is said that he was the single most influential designer of the nineteenth century. His textiles are incredible and are still produced today. There's so much more I could say about him but I'll leave it with that brief introduction. Check out his work ... you won't be sorry.

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