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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!

Layered Green Chest of Drawers

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Layered Green at MarthaLeoneDesign There's nothing fussy or delicate about this chest of drawers. It's a tough piece that wouldn't even surrender its drawer pulls to me... Seriously, I couldn't even loosen the screws. Its seemed appropriate to reflect its strength in the paint treatment.

My favorite pieces are the ones that sit quietly in a room, doing their job as they reflect calm beauty. They don't scream for attention or demand accolades. This piece, even in its pre-painted state, seemed beautiful in an unpretentious way so the paint treatment needed to compliment what was already there.

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Concept Two different shades of green are used to create the look of something that has received a few layers of paint over many decades of use. The top was sanded down then given a honey stain finish. The light stain helps to highlight the dings and imperfections on the surface, giving it a butcher block feel.

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Here's the only before shot I have. It's not that great but gives you an idea of what it looked like.IMG_1973

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