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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!

Sketching with Sand Paper.

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The title of this post is a bit misleading because I'm not actually "sketching". Sand paper is usually used to get the distressed look, right? Well, what if we used sand paper for another purpose... what if we draw with it?

I've been wanting to explore the idea of sketching with sand paper... achieving the texture of a dry etching or woodcut. That's what I'm doing with the scratches on this piece. This petite dresser, no more than 30 inches tall, was a good candidate to explore this new technique.

If you're interested in a tutorial, let me know and I'll add it to this post. Thanks!

Here's a shot of my piece in Peg Leg Vintage, the fabulous vintage modern store that sells some of my work.

Petite at Peg Leg Vintage

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This piece is available at Peg Leg Vintage.  SOLD

Linking up to: Miss Mustard Seed.

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