What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Wednesday is share day! Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we!?

This week is all about the kids - we're talking playful, fun & colourful restyles!

First up this week is a sweet little dresser restyled by Amanda. . . I mean seriously?!? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the stripes on this dresser! Going with a white base is always a good idea if you plan to have a little fun with pattern. Amanda picked up sample pots of van Gogh in various colours to create this effect. The soft colours of the chevron pattern look so crisp and adorable against the white! Thank you so much for sharing this Amanda - great colour palette, great idea, great job! 

Here's a shot of the 'before' . . . . ho, hum . . . .

This next set (dresser and desk) were restyled by Diane for a sweet little 5 year old in her life . . . again a nice solid white framework lets the polka dots do the talking! Diane used our popular van Gogh chalk based paint in 'Halo' white and brilliant 'van Gogh' blue as the main colours for these pieces. I bet there were squeals of delight when Bella saw her pretty and fun new bedroom set! Thank you so much for sharing Diane - great job! I'm lovin all the creativity!

And the 'before' pictures . . . not too bad, but nothing to write home about . . . 

Here's a fun one for you! Heather picked up this adorable play house second hand for her kids. I mean it was pretty cute to begin with, but check out the finished product on the right hand side! So cute and vibrant - what kid wouldn't want to hang out here?? Heather used Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint in some great colours to restyle this play house to go with their existing backyard decor. I think it's adorable - thank you for sharing Heather!

And last but not least this week is a cute little craft project by Nicole. After picking up these simple frames, she upped their style factor for her niece and nephew with some van Gogh paint, TLC and creativity. Lucky kids!

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.

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

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Better Loved Than Lost - our Online Inventory is Launched!

Hi there! If you're new around here you might not know that I LOVE to paint furniture. 

If you're not so new around here you probably already know this, and you may have even been to my studio. . . some of you may have even been given the 'backstage pass' to see my storage room. If this is you - I honestly thank you for not calling 'Hoarders' on me!

For those of you who haven't seen my treasure trove of a storage room . . . have I got a treat for you!

Inventory day started out innocently enough. I wanted to do a proper inventory of my storage room. I wanted to have a catalogue of all the items available to paint, either for my showroom, or custom restyled for my customers. Funny enough, I bought this t-shirt from Guess a while ago, and while at the time I bought the shirt because the slogan spoke to me on a personal level, I now realize that it applies to my furniture as well. I like to collect, save and restyle furniture - I really believe it is better loved than lost.

So with this goal in mind and my team of super awesome help, we started to pull a couple things out of storage . . .

 . . . and then we brought out a few more things . . .

 . . . and a few more . . . 

 . . . of course my dad was there to help (he always is - love you dad!) . . . so we just kept on bringing things outside. . .

 . . . I mean seriously, how much stuff can fit in one little storage room?

I was so excited to see all my treasures out on display that I decided to hop up on the roof and get a few better shots . . .

Wowsa - that's a whole lotta dusty furniture!

Wowsa - that's a whole lotta dusty furniture!

Can you believe we pulled every single item out, cleaned it up, measured it, photographed it and then Tetris style piled it back into storage?!? What this means for you my dear friend is that you can now browse through all my treasures from the luxury of your home computer because we just launched our Online Inventory!! Check it out under 'inventory' - it has pictures, dimensions, pricing for a ton of items and it's completely sortable! Whether you want to restyle them yourself or if you want us to restyle them for you - together we can love some lost furniture.

New items are always being added to this list so please check back often!

 . . . and here's a few action shots of my dedicated and hard working team! THANK YOU!!!

Painted mason jars & a gallery wall!

Did you know you can paint old mason jars?

How beautiful are these? And super easy too!! Wouldn't they be gorgeous filled with flowers as a centerpiece, or on a kitchen counter holding wooden spoons, or in an office holding paint brushes, pens etc . . .  

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Or what do you think about this playful gallery wall?? 

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Come on out to the Mango Reclaimed studio, pick up some paint and let me share with you just how easy these DIY crafts can be! 

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Did I mention we now have sample jars of van Gogh paint?? These little pots are perfect for smaller projects or to inject a beautiful pop of colour on a drawer front, or inside a cabinet . . . . 6oz sample pots are now available in any colour for just $14.95! 

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Think of all the great crafty DIY fun you could have with these!!