Mango Reclaimed is a creative and eclectic vintage furniture studio. We give new life to previously loved furniture through paint, hardware and some good old fashioned TLC.
We reclaim, refinish and restyle.
Our showroom is stocked with beautifully refinished furniture, unique artwork, home decor items, beautiful furniture paints and a selection of unique hardware.
When we aren’t at the studio you can find us gallivanting around southern Ontario hunting down / discovering / selecting / the next perfect piece to be refinished. We are also fierce photographers and use unexpected images to create one of a kind artwork.
Curator, painter, refinisher, photographer, furniture stylist – artist.
I am mainly a self-taught artist, sure I’ve taken painting classes, and sewing classes and writing classes and photography classes – but mostly I just do what I love. Something deep down in my soul tells me the next project I should work on and I tend to just dive right in. My love for furniture repurposing came organically, as I took the hand-me-downs and thrift store buys at my own house and turned them into pieces that transformed my apartment, and then my 1st house, and now my second house into a home.
Painting, organizing, photographing, reading, cooking/baking (eating), learning, gardening. . . these are the things that keep me going. A good cup of tea (or a glass of wine) and a close friend to share it with - bliss.
Currently I devote all my time to hunting for and refinishing furniture, photographing nature and sharing with my sweet little boy all the beauty and goodness that is life. Actually I spend a lot of time chasing him around while he shows me all he’s learning about the world – man he’s fast!
I have a degree in graphic arts technology, and a double minor in marketing and entrepreneurship. My work background includes project & account management, wedding photographer, corporate trainer. . . I can assure you that everything I have learned through past experience is drawn upon daily. I am fortunate to have a serious business side and also a creative ambitious side – both of which I use to run Mango Reclaimed.