What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?

First up this week is Kaitlin.

Kaitlin restyled this sweet little bed using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Patina' . . . a tried and true colour that looks beautiful on just about everything, including this bed!

What a difference some paint can make - its so cute! Thanks for sharing Kaitlin!

Here's a look at the ho hum 'before' . . .

Michelle and Mackenzie did a great job on this dresser and vanity set. It was their first project with van Gogh Fossil paint and they went all for it! This set was painted previously so it didn't have a nice dark brown base for distressing - no problem there - Michelle and Mackenzie under painted the set in 'Balsamic' a rich brown, and then overpainted in 'Cashmere' a soft cream colour.

A bit of distressing shows the rich brown beneath, and the set looks beautiful!

Nice work ladies - thanks for sharing!

While I do love everything painted in white or cream - I also know that sometimes you need a bit of colour! 

My girl Dana is not afraid of colour - and I like it! Check out this adorable secretary desk that she restyled using van Gogh Fossil paint! Dana used 'Dreams of Provence' on the exterior and 'Mint Julep' on the interior and I think its fantastic!

What an unexpected and beautiful colour combination. Thanks for sharing Dana!

I love that hardware too! So much better than 'before' . . . 

As always, thank YOU for sharing your projects with me - I love showing off all your hard work and creativity!

If you have restyled something in your home using products from Mango Reclaimed and want to be featured on What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!?, please e-mail your before and after pictures to melanie@mangoreclaimed.com.

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Don't paint the wood!?!

Don't paint the wood!?! 

Just kidding! 

Obviously most of the time this is exactly what I do - paint the wood! Paint over the tired, scratched up, dated, no longer loved wood . . .

 . . . but sometimes . . . 

 . . . sometimes a piece comes into your life - and even though it looks tired and worn and like it's already 'had it's day' - you can't help but want to save it . . .

 . . . and sometimes you come across a piece like this awesome hosier cabinet - and it just has way too much character and charm and warmth and patina to just cover it all up!

 So when this happens . . . you just paint some of the wood . . . 

and the rest of it you just clean up and sand down and condition with beautiful, glorious, all natural hemp oil . . .

 . . . of course, in cleaning up the wood you don't want to remove all of the original charm, the history, the years of love and use . . .

 . . . you just want to make sure it will be loved and cherished for many, many more years.

What do you think of this restyle? Would you have saved this piece? 

Want to see other projects we've completed without painting all of the wood?

Check out a gorgeous sideboard with a natural wood top here, or another one we did here . . .

 . . . or our 'mad men' style side table here . . . or a cute little console table here.

Happy Friday friends!

 

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

First of all woah!! 

Thank you so much for all of the amazing people who have submitted resumes for the part time position at Mango Reclaimed! We have been inundated with interested candidates as well as words of encouragement and support as our business grows! Thank you!!

 . . . and we all know it's Wednesday, so let's get down to business and take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?!

It seems that the 'it' item to restyle right now is a hutch! So this week were doing a hutch roundup to show off all your handiwork!

First up this week is Alyssa's hutch painted with confidence in 'Confidence' - a beautiful vibrant jewel toned blue from the van Gogh collection! I love how bold this colour choice was - it always pays off to just go with your gut and use a colour you love! 

I'm pretty certain that every time Alyssa walks into her room and sees this hutch her heart smiles a little bit . . . thanks for sharing Alyssa!

Next up is a similar hutch restyled by someone with a similar name - but done in a completely different style! This next hutch was restyled by Elisa also using van Gogh chalk based paint, but this time in soft neutrals. On this restyle Elisa used 'Chivalry' (a soft beautiful grey), and 'Cashmere' (a soft beautiful cream)! Gorgeous - and the colourful accents pop! Thanks for sharing Elisa!

A look at Elisa's hutch 'before' her beautiful restyling work:

This next hutch is VERY similar to the one restyled by Elisa and also done using van Gogh's beautiful 'Chivalry' grey . . . the difference this time is that Lee added a soft pop of colour right into the hutch by painting the interior of the upper cabinet and the hardware in 'Patina' (a very popular and very pretty soft blue/green). Love it! Thanks for Sharing Lee!

Here's a peak at the 'before' . . .

Aida tackled this next hutch as her first restyling project and I think she did a great job! Knowing that she had white dishes to showcase, she chose a dark colour for the interior and it turned out beautiful! Thank you for sharing Aida!

Here's the base of Aida's cabinet 'before' . . . you know when you're just too excited to start painting and then you remember you haven't taken a 'before' picture yet?!?

Yah, me too - I do it all the time, lol!

Last up this week, but never least is this stunning cabinet restyled by Erin. This cabinet was purchased after being spotted in our online inventory! Erin wasted no time getting it home, painted, styled and photographed - and she did a fantastic job! Restyled using Fusion Mineral Paint in 'Ash' and 'Bedford' this hutch now looks super classy! Thanks for sharing Erin!

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You can see the 'before' picture of Erin's Hutch in our inventory section here.

As always, thank YOU for sharing your projects with me - I love showing off all your hard work and creativity!

If you have restyled something in your home using products from Mango Reclaimed and want to be featured on What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!?, please e-mail your before and after pictures to melanie@mangoreclaimed.com.

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What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Aloha!

I'm not sure why I just said that, lol!

Anyhow, it's Wednesday, so let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on!

First up this week is a super creative dresser restyle using van Gogh paint, Mode Podge and a whole lotta Calvin and Hobbes

Andrea took her love of these comic book characters to a whole new level with this dresser! The framework was painted overall using 'And Your Little Dog Too', which is a gorgeous vibrant red from the van Gogh collection, and the drawers and top were completely Modge Podged with a collage of Calvin and Hobbes. So creative!

Andrea is also a photographer - can you tell from these great detail shots??

What an awesome project! Thanks so much for sharing this with us Andrea! 

To check out some of Andrea's photography work you can pop over to her website here, or her Facebook page here!

And here's one last look - with the 'before' as well.

Next up this week is a beautiful secretary desk restyled by Belinda. This dresser was also painted using van Gogh paint, but this time in 'River Tides' which is one of my signature custom colours! I also love the painted hardware - what a gorgeous combination!

Belinda didn't have a  picture of her desk before she painted it (probably too excited to get started on her project as I often am, lol)! However she was able to find this picture that she swears is almost identical to what her desk looked like before . . .

Thanks for sharing Belinda - you did a fantastic job!

Speaking of van Gogh custom colours at Mango Reclaimed, this next dresser was painted in 'Calm Sea's', which is another one of my signature colours! I just love this somehow both soft and vibrant sweet green - it looks gorgeous with yellows or rich blues.

This piece was painted by some good friends of mine at Stan Portley's, over in London. Thanks for sharing!!

As always, thank YOU for sharing your projects with me - I love showing off all your hard work and creativity!

If you have restyled something in your home using products from Mango Reclaimed and want to be featured on What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!?, please e-mail your before and after pictures to melanie@mangoreclaimed.com.

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