Home, Garden & Decor Show a success!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

The weekend went by in a fury of activity for The Inspiration Nest and myself. On Thursday we built and painted walls, packed up the studio and moved to Deer Creek. Friday morning we pulled our space together and by 3pm we were all set and ready to greet! We met so many wonderful people over the weekend and are completely humbled and thankful to everyone for all of the lovely comments on our created space! 

Incase you missed it here are a few images of the space we pulled together. All of the reclaimed furniture was restyled by Mango Reclaimed, the overall space and vision (including all the beautiful flower arrangements) were pulled together by The Inspiration Nest . . .and we are very gracious to Urban Barn in Whitby and Osso Lighting in Oshawa for letting us borrow some beautiful decor items to really make our space feel like home.

We divided the space into two distinct areas (please disregard the busy carpet pattern which we were unable to completely cover, lol). The first space was a formal dining room complete with restyled buffet, mirror, chairs and dining table:

We also pulled together an inviting living room space complete with couch, restyled storage cabinet, coffee table, club chairs, end table and sideboard:

Leslie (The Inspiration Nest) and I also did presentations on the main stage on Sunday afternoon which went over great. Thank you to everyone who came out to hear our talks! Watch my blog for the completed restyled dresser that I started on stage. A gorgeous 4 drawer dresser van Gogh painted in 'calm seas' and 'morning mist' creating an ombre effect up the drawers.

We are so very thankful to our amazing support network of family, friends and contractors that helped us pull everything together (and on Sunday pull everything back apart) - thank you!! 

I hope you enjoyed all of our hard work - special thanks to all the wonderful people we met over the weekend - because of you it is all worth it!

Many of the restyled items showcased this weekend are now available for purchase at Mango Reclaimed, so please contact us if you're interested.

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Happy St. Patrick's day!

I've rounded up some o' the finest green furniture from around the internet to tickle yer fancy today . . .

From missmustardseed.com - this gorgeous dresser painted in 'boxwood':

From decor8blog.com - these gorgeous chairs painted in various shades of green:

From studio1404.com - this beautiful buffet in a soft aqua green:

From curbly.com - this right on trend fun green desk with gold accents:

From lovegrowswild.com - this gorgeous mint and gold desk (I'm still swooning over this one!):

Oooh! And what about this one that we did here at Mango Reclaimed! An adorable milk painted green drawer dresser:

After looking at all of these inspirational pictures I think its time to paint with more green! What do you think? Could your home/cottage/life use a bit more green??

For more painted furniture inspiration - follow us on Pinterest here!

Kitchen scale anyone??

You can't go wrong with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint in 'Kitchen Scale'. Everything painted this colour is just perfect. Case in point this console/sofa table.

Console/Sofa table currently available, $225.

Console/Sofa table currently available, $225.

I loved the look of the wood grain on the table legs here so instead of painting them out, I sanded them down and added some hemp oil. Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil is an all natural product that nourishes dried out wood, enhances the wood grain and basically makes it look incredible. . . and because it's an all natural product and completely food safe, you can even use it to refresh your wooden cutting boards. Love this product! 

Also painted using 'Kitchen Scale' is this dresser and a sweet bedside table. While the dresser was a custom restyle for a sweet young lady getting an entire bedroom restyle, the bedside table was just an extra little piece I couldn't resist painting. Crystal knobs on both pieces add a touch of bling.

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This dresser was a custom restyle for a lucky young lady who is currently restyling her entire bedroom. The details from the colour choice to the hardware were all decided by her. How nice!

This bedside table with its glass crystal pull would look perfect in a guest bedroom or up at the cottage and it's currently available!

If you want to learn more about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint - stop by the studio, we would love to see you there!

A sentimental sewing machine restyle.

I adore my customers. The spirit and energy of the sweet couple who own this sewing machine can fill a room (or my studio) in an instant. They are chatty and delightful and have plenty of stories to share. When they first came into my studio a few months ago we collaborated on restyling a sewing table that had belonged to my customer's mother. He shared with me a memory he had of using the sewing machine as a young boy with his mother. The idea came to restyle the sewing machine and its table so that it could sit in a prominent place in their home and be used as a small serving bar for entertaining guests and/or to display his mothers sewing machine at other times. Love!

We decided to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint in 'kitchen scale' and 'grain sack' for a beautiful and fun finish. The metal table base and legs were given a good clean up and wipe down using hemp oil to restore some shine. I adore all of the quirks and mechanics of this table with its easy to tuck away sewing machine, hidden drawers, small table extension . . .

The table has a tiny bit of distressing and an antique wax finish for extra character. We also painted out inside the sewing machine cabinet as well as all the drawers for a unified look.

The sewing machine sitting on the table is a great conversation piece and can be tucked away discreetly when the table top is needed for entertaining. A beautiful piece that is truly multi-functional AND holds great sentimental value.

The sewing machine sitting on the table is a great conversation piece and can be tucked away discreetly when the table top is needed for entertaining. A beautiful piece that is truly multi-functional AND holds great sentimental value.

What a beautiful ode to my customers mother to have her sewing table restyled. I hope that it will now be loved and used for many years to come.