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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.


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!

Midnight Owl Dresser

Martha Leone

Midnight Owl Dresser1 at MarthaLeoneDesign This Bassett dresser was so plain and that's why I liked it.

Concept I didn't have enough owl drawer pulls. That problem created an opportunity. As I studied the owl paper, I noticed that the owl eyes were different from owl to owl. It seemed as though I could do that with the knobs as long as the knobs mimicked the owls' eye shapes... concentric circles.

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Process When painting a piece that will not be distressed, here's what I do: • sand it to rough up the finish • Primed • Painted three coats latex paint in a satin finish on the top and two on every other surface • Sealed it with Varathane Satin Poly Midnight Owl Dresser6 at MarthaLeoneDesign  Midnight Owl Dresser9 at MarthaLeoneDesign

50 inch Basset Dresser

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