Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Date
Feb, 04, 2015
Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Ok, I admit it, I was a Marsala hater when I first found out it was the Color of the Year. Reds aren’t usually my jam and I never planned on using it. That is until Porch and Valspar asked if I wanted to participate in their 10 Days of Valentines and I just couldn’t say no!

Valspar sent us a GALLON of Marsala. I seriously don’t know what I’m going to do with the rest of this paint. And Porch sent us a mystery object which ended up being a stencil.

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

I really wanted to do some sort of cute Valentine’s Day craft but I just couldn’t think of one. And I mean, come on, I had a GALLON of paint. So I painted some furniture 🙂

I picked up this piece recently when I was out doing some thrifting. It’s got great bones and I just love those little round feet.

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

I started out by giving the piece a light sanding and then applying a couple coats of primer. I followed that with about 4 coats of Marsala to get good, even coverage and the whole piece was sealed using General Finishes Satin Topcoat.

Gold accents were also part of the plan, but I didn’t want it to be overkill. The original hardware was staying but needed some freshening up, so I used some Antique Gold Rub’n Buff. The only ones I replaced were the top two with some cute little hearts. I debated outlining each panel of the drawers in gold as well, but decided to just do the feet instead. I think it balances it out perfectly 🙂

Now you’re probably wondering where I used the stencil right?? Well, after giving the inside of the drawers a coat of gold spray paint…

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Using my little mini plunger, as I like to call it, I used some more Marsala to apply this fun stencil to the inside.

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Now for some beauty shots 🙂

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines

I’m so glad I got to be a part of this awesome challenge and see how great of a color Marsala is. Def not a hater anymore.

Be sure to follow along with all the other fabulous bloggers that are participating!

10 Days of Valentines with Porch and Valspar

Have a fabulous day everyone and a big thanks to Porch and Valspar!

Marsala Makeover :: 10 Days of Valentines with Porch and Valspar

 

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62 Comments

  1. Reply

    Moey

    April 8, 2015

    I bought a big piece of furniture that has a record player and radio and speakers built in. I want to do this same thing to it! However when I went to Lowe’s they did not have Marsala paint or know what it is.. Is it new for 2015? I ended up buying Farmhouse Garnet but have not started painting yet.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 8, 2015

      Hi Moey! Hmm that’s strange. It’s the 2015 Color of the Year, but I don’t think it’s a brand new color. I got mine from Valspar. Maybe try looking online?

  2. Reply

    Carissa Rasmussen

    February 17, 2015

    beautiful! You are being featured at Outside {the Box}!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 17, 2015

      Yay, thank you so much, Carissa!

  3. Reply

    Jenna Watley

    February 15, 2015

    Just found your blog from Skip to my Lou and happy to be a new follower:) Loved how great you made Marsala look! Great job!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 16, 2015

      Thank you so much, Jenna! So glad you stopped by 🙂

  4. Reply

    Sue

    February 10, 2015

    This is really beautiful. Such a nice balance of color and a great piece of furniture. If you don’t want to use the paint on anything else, why not “pay it forward”?:)

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 11, 2015

      Thank you so much Sue! I’d gladly send it your way 😉

  5. Reply

    Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    February 10, 2015

    I love the color! You rocked this! And the stencil in the drawers is such a fun surprise!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 10, 2015

      Thank you my friend!

  6. Reply

    Angela, blue i style

    February 10, 2015

    Little by little, Marsala is starting to grow on me, and this project gives me one more reason to love it. So many great details – from those heart knobs to the stencil inside the drawer – genius! Thanks for sharing with us at The Creative Circle! I hope you’ll join us again this week!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 10, 2015

      Thank you Angela! It has definitely grown on me!

  7. Reply

    Kathy

    February 9, 2015

    I thought the same thing when I saw the color of the year. lol It really is beautiful your furniture makeover is just stunning. That hardware is amazing. Thanks for linking up to the creative circle.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 10, 2015

      Thank you so much, Kathy!!

  8. Reply

    Sophia

    February 8, 2015

    This is awesome!! I love the color of paint. 🙂
    Sophia

  9. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    February 6, 2015

    I never ever in a million years thought I would like that color on a piece of furniture but you’ve totally changed my mind. Gorgeous job as usual, Bre! Love the pretty stencil on the inside too!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 6, 2015

      Thank you so much, Amy!! XO

  10. Reply

    Robin All Things Heart and Home

    February 6, 2015

    You just sold me on the color!!! I love the attention you give to detail…the inside of the drawers!!! Oh my goodness you’re amazing..thank you for linking up w/ Shabbilicious Friday my friend xo

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 6, 2015

      I’m glad I could change your mind! I think a lot of people were hesitant about it at first, including myself 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Robin!

  11. Reply

    Lori

    February 5, 2015

    Beautiful job with the project! I’m not a marsala fan either – just doing a post on the color of the year too. But you worked some magic. Love the large gold XO. Found you from AKA Design + Life Link Party. Great stuff!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 6, 2015

      Thank you so much Lori! It has definitely grown on me 🙂 Glad you stopped by!

  12. Reply

    Gilly @Colour Saturated Life

    February 5, 2015

    You did a great job on this I think the gold helps to make this a standout piece! Though I still hate the colour! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much Gilly!!

  13. Reply

    Erica

    February 5, 2015

    I just LOVE this. You’ve made me a Marsala fan. And I didn’t notice the little heart knobs when I saw it on Facebook, but I have to say they are ADORABLE and the perfect finishing touch!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Woo hoo! Glad I could turn you 😉 It has definitely grown on me!

  14. Reply

    Ursula

    February 5, 2015

    Wow, very impressed! When do you have the time to make this gorgeous projects? 😉 Visiting from all things with a purpose linky.
    Cheers,
    Ursula

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Aw thanks Ursula! I wish I had more time in the day!

  15. Reply

    Amber

    February 5, 2015

    This looks so good, Bre! The XO on the top and the beautiful drawers truly make it! You are so talented! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much Amber!! I’m glad I had a reason to make giant glittery letters 😉

  16. Reply

    emilee

    February 5, 2015

    Looks great! Love the cute Valentine decor too!
    Visiting from the Thursday Bloghop!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much!

  17. Reply

    Taylor @ Porch

    February 4, 2015

    Soo pretty, Bre! So glad you’re a part of #10daysofValentines!
    -Taylor & the Porch team

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this awesome challenge! Had so much fun! XO

  18. Reply

    Jenny Marie

    February 4, 2015

    I love this! I did a similar makeover, but I wished I would have done the inside of my drawers.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much!! You could always go back and tackle the drawers 🙂

  19. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    February 4, 2015

    Love it!! That color is amazing on that little guy, even though I wasn’t a fan of the color myself. Love those little gold heart pulls, too!! Great job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you Amanda! I was definitely a little hesitant about using Marsala, but love the way it turned out!

  20. Reply

    Christina @ Operation Home

    February 4, 2015

    Adorable, Bre!! I really love this color with the gold accents. They play together so well. Well done, lady. 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you Christina!!

  21. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    February 4, 2015

    Love what you did with this cabinet Bre! Red is my favorite color so I’m crushing on the Marsala. Perfect touch of gold and the stencil inside the drawer is an awesome touch. Loving the heart knobs too.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you Marie! It was a little outside my norm, color wise, but I fell in love with it!

  22. Reply

    Jaime Costiglio

    February 4, 2015

    Bre great pairing with the gold. You made it look so bloody regal in a royal way, very nice.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Thank you so much, Jaime! I love how well it pairs with the gold 🙂

  23. Reply

    Lindsay Eidahl

    February 4, 2015

    I was not excited about this color either. Love what you did with it though! The drawers are great!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Ya I was definitely not a fan at first, but I love how this turned out! Thanks girl 🙂

  24. Reply

    Kristi

    February 4, 2015

    It’s gorgeous Bre! I have to admit that I’m not really a red sort o’ gal either, but I’m completely in LOVE with this piece my friend!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      It was definitely out of my comfort zone to use Marsala, but I love it! Thank you Kristi!

  25. Reply

    Kristi

    February 4, 2015

    LOVE it Bre! I have to admit that I’m not a red sort o’ gal either, but this piece is absolutely gorgeous my friend!

  26. Reply

    Anna @Annabode

    February 4, 2015

    I agree with Katie–you made Marsala look awesome, which is a feat! I still don’t like the color in general, but it looks great on this piece. I also love those giant X and O 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      Aw thank you! And ya, I’m probably not gonna go decorate my whole house in Marsala, but it has definitely grown on me 🙂

  27. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    February 4, 2015

    I didn’t think it could happen, but you totally made Marsala look good 🙂 Great job on the makeover my friend!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      February 5, 2015

      haha thank you my friend!! It definitely grew on me 🙂

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