Chivalry has two sides.

Hello out there!

Despite what you may have heard - 'chivalry' is not dead! In fact, it's alive and well at Mango Reclaimed - I just love this soft and beautiful grey from the van Gogh paint line. Today I want to share with you just two of the many sides to 'chivalry'. 

Exhibit A: the funky side.

Thank you to Lindsay my awesome intern for the great retro record player prop!

Thank you to Lindsay my awesome intern for the great retro record player prop!

I love how some vision and a bit of paint has transformed this sideboard and it's super funky lines into something modern and sleek. . . she still has some edge to her though! Check out the 'van Gogh' interior!

Adding a pop of colour inside furniture is one of my favourite ways to add character to a piece!

Adding a pop of colour inside furniture is one of my favourite ways to add character to a piece!

The exterior framework of this sideboard was painted in van Gogh's 'morning mist', a soft white with just the slightest hint of grey undertones. Painting the drawers and sliding door front in 'chivalry' means that this piece is nice and neutral when she's all closed up. The unexpected 'van Gogh' blue interior is fun and inviting!

And now for the more serious side of 'chivalry'.

Exhibit B: the handsome & charming side.

Mango Reclaimed original artwork - $95/ea.  Mercury glass tea lights - $15/ea.

Mango Reclaimed original artwork - $95/ea.  Mercury glass tea lights - $15/ea.

A dresser painted in van Gogh's 'chivalry' is always a charmer. It can look grown up, charming, sweet, or sophisticated. With a colour so beautiful and so neutral, the lines of the dresser and the hardware get to call all the shots. This high boy looks fantastic with it's original hardware - had I switched them out for some crystal knobs it would have gone from 'grown up' to 'girly' in an instant. Love that!

Do you have a piece of furniture that would look great with a bit of 'chivalry'? Contact us!