Before & After: Martha's Midnight Owl Dresser

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Martha calls this a "hardworking piece of furniture" because it's got no unnecessary design elements and is just a sturdy, plain piece of furniture that does a good job. In this case, as a dresser. But while hardworking, it wasn't quite Martha's style, and she added a few personal details for a simple but darling transformation.

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From Martha:

I gave it a super durable paint finish that keeps in line with its personality. The blue used is a favorite color of mine, Gentlemen's Gray from Benjamin Moore.

I wanted to use nice wooden owl drawer pulls but had only four and needed twelve. That problem created an opportunity: As I studied the paper chosen for drawer liners (you can see the cute paper she used when you click through to her blog), 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.

See more on Martha's blog.

Thank you Martha!

(Image credits: Martha Leone Design)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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