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286 Sunset Park Drive
Herndon, VA, 20170
United States

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!

Innovators Who Inspire Me

Martha Leone

Furniture art by Martha Leone Design• Art Deco piece painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray.
One little mistake is better than a nice cliche.
— Verner Panton

When I redesigned my website I placed this quote on the homepage because it encapsulates most of what I'm about. What I like so much about this quote by Verner Panton is that when we reach beyond the obvious, we discover new pathways to express common ideas.

Here's a glimpse into the thinking of another favorite innovator, Pascal Anson, author of Ordinary Made Extraordinary, Here's what he has to say about creativity:

"Concept or idea comes first and aesthetics follow, this is mainly because I am driven to change how we see something or interact with it... Each design tries to challenge by asking you to stop and think again, differently."

Take a look at how he rethinks two common objects. In the first video, he solves a common problem. In the second, he uses materials in unlikely ways to build something that is both useful and beautiful.


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Furniture art by Martha Leone Design• Art Deco piece painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray.
Furniture art by Martha Leone Design• Art Deco piece painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray.
Furniture art by Martha Leone Design• Art Deco piece painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray. Painted using General Finishes Milk Paint in Queenstown Gray and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. Applied with a 6" foam roller. Read some of my tutorials for a more detailed step by step.  All of my dressers are for sale here. If you're local to the DC area and want to see this dresser in person, hop on over to Peg Leg Vintage, peglegvintage.com. Linking up: Miss Mustard Seed

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