Marsala Chest Makeover: 2015 Color of the Year

Date
Mar, 25, 2015

Well it sure is a good thing Valspar sent me a gallon of Marsala for the Valentines Day Challenge! I had a lovely woman from Craiglist who was interested in that little table I made, but unfortunately it was too small for what she needed. She did however leave with my Klein Blue Cabinet and a custom order for her own Marsala piece 🙂

MARSALA CHEST MAKEOVER: 2015 COLOR OF

THE YEAR

Marsala Chest

She spotted this guy on my porch:

Marsala Chest Makeover

And the size was perfect for her new salon she just opened. She wanted it basically identical to the other table, which made things easy for me and I love it when I don’t have to make decisions 🙂

I shared this guy in my What’s On My Porch post. It’s a beast. Super heavy and good bones, and made by Lea. I googled them and apparently they just went out of business in December of 2014 after 145 years of business. Guess it makes it even more special that none of these will ever be made again 🙂

Lea Furniture

I started with a coat of primer and followed that up with 3 coats of the Marsala. I sealed it up using General Finishes’ Satin Top Coat.

For the hardware, I brought it back to life using my trusty Rub ‘N Buff.

Gold Hardware

Now if you remember my other Marsala piece, I used a stencil on the inside of the drawers. My client wasn’t too concerned with the inside and this guy had some fun character I just couldn’t get rid of:

Map Print in Drawer

Pretty cool, right?

Ok time for some beauty shots!

Marsala and Gold Chest

Red Painted Chest

Vintage Marsala Chest Makeover

My client is coming to pick it up this weekend and I can’t wait to see how it looks in her new salon!

How do you feel about Marsala? Are you still loving/hating it as the 2015 Color of the Year?

Have a fab day everyone!

Marsala Chest Makeover with Gold Hardware

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43 Comments

  1. Reply

    Izabela Kumar

    April 4, 2015

    Beautiful work Bre! Love the color and how it turned out!
    Hi from “The Creative Collection Party.” 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 5, 2015

      Thank you so much Izabela!! Glad you stopped by 🙂

  2. Reply

    Jessica

    April 3, 2015

    Work it! Another job well done and the color looks Fab!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 5, 2015

      Thank you so much, Jessica! Hope you enjoyed your weekend 🙂

  3. Reply

    Erica

    April 2, 2015

    You’ve definitely swayed me – after this piece and your other one, I’m now a fan of Marsala!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      I swayed myself! I definitely wasn’t a fan at first but it’s totally grown on me 🙂

  4. Reply

    Kathy

    April 2, 2015

    I’ve wanting to try it somewhere. Haven’t found the right piece yet. I love how the chest looks with it. The monogram is very cool also. Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle. Keep them coming!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      It’s definitely a statement color you’ll have to find the right piece for! Thanks Kathy, love linking up with you!

  5. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    March 31, 2015

    Bre, this is gorgeous!! I love it. I really like Marsala on furniture! (P.S. I am SO happy that I finally seem to have my internet issues fixed and I can browse your site again! HOORAY!)

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      April 3, 2015

      Yay!! So glad it’s fixed 🙂 And thank you Bre!

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    Rose who's busy being creative at FineCraftGuild.com

    March 29, 2015

    Oh this looks stunning. To me that’s Chinese laquer red and it goes great with the metal handles. Beautiful. Because it’s so gorgeous, I’d love it if you’d come link it up with us at our linky party. Will you?

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 29, 2015

      Thank you Rose! I just linked up, thanks for the invite!

  7. Reply

    Cristina@Remodelando la Casa

    March 27, 2015

    The marsala color was not a favorite of mine but it definitely looks gorgeous on this piece! Love how nicely it blends with the beautiful gold hardware!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 29, 2015

      Thank you so much Cristina! I wasn’t a big fan at first either 🙂

  8. Reply

    Samantha

    March 27, 2015

    This looks amazing! And I’m in love with the “B” on the wall!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 29, 2015

      Thank you, Samantha! Isn’t the “B” great?? I got it in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby!

  9. Reply

    Mila

    March 27, 2015

    I love the color! 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 27, 2015

      Thank you Mila!!

  10. Reply

    Taylor @ Porch

    March 26, 2015

    Glad you got to use up the rest of your paint from #10daysofValentines!
    Looks great 🙂

    -Taylor

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 26, 2015

      So glad I got to use it again!! Thanks Taylor! <3

  11. Reply

    Anam @ Delicious And DIY

    March 26, 2015

    Bre this looks amazing. And I’m loving Marsala. Always loved bright and bold colors.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Anam!! <3

  12. Reply

    Maria

    March 26, 2015

    So beautiful!!! I LOVE the color, and love the drawer pulls in gold too!! Such a great makeover and beautiful piece!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 26, 2015

      Thank you Maria! Those drawer pulls were the best part of the piece, there was no way I could replace them!

  13. Reply

    Lauren @blesserhouse

    March 25, 2015

    I haven’t been a big fan of the Marsala color this year but girrrrrl you nailed it! You might actually have convinced me to change my mind. 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 26, 2015

      Aw thanks girl! I wasn’t a big fan at first either, but after using it on two pieces, I think I’m sold 😉

  14. Reply

    nikki

    March 25, 2015

    Looks great! I’m still waiting for my Marsala paint to arrive but I have got a project in mind for it… tho if it doesn’t arrive soon my project will be pink instead lol!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 25, 2015

      Thank you Nikki! Well sounds like either way you’ll have some Marsala paint to play with! 🙂

  15. Reply

    Havok

    March 25, 2015

    This is such a bright and happy color!! The name, though, makes me think of pasta every time I read/hear it, ha!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 25, 2015

      hahah it does, doesn’t it?! So funny!

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    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    March 25, 2015

    Very nice Bre! Amazing how the hardware looked so drab and dated against the oak and how they are fabulous against the pink.

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      brepurposed

      March 25, 2015

      Thank you so much Marie!! Nothing a little TLC can’t fix 😉

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    Kristi

    March 25, 2015

    SO pretty Bre! Looks perfect with the gold handles!

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      brepurposed

      March 25, 2015

      Thank you Kristi!! xo

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    cassie @ primitive & proper

    March 25, 2015

    ok, i have been so unhappy with this year’s color, but you rocked it on this piece!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      March 25, 2015

      I definitely wasn’t a fan at first either! Thanks Cassie!

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