What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Hi there friends!

How is your week going??

Shhhhh - I'm going to let you in on a secret . . . we're going to be having a pretty serious black friday sale this weekend on loads of 'as is' furniture at the studio! So if you're looking for a project or need a little something to get your creative juices flowing, be sure to visit us on Friday or Saturday this weekend! (more details to come)!

For now, lets take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?!?

First up this week is a dining hutch painted by Kathy using our Fusion Mineral paint in 'Cranberry'.  Kathy joined us this past weekend for our first ever Holiday Maker's Day workshop - she spent a super fun Saturday painting and creating with us and went home with 4 beautiful holiday projects! We have a few spaces left in our upcoming workshops if you would like to join us - last chance before the holidays! Click here to see our schedule.

Back to Kathy's cabinet - Cranberry is such a great colour on this! Especially this time of year! Looks beautiful Kathy - nice job!

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Here is a picture of Kathy's cabinet 'before'. . . I love how painting the inside of a cabinet in a lighter colour brightens the whole piece - and really lets you showcase your pretty display items!

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Great job Kathy - thank you for sharing with us!

Next up this week are some great end tables painted by Colin. Colin used our van Gogh Fossil paint on these. All of them were painted in 'Chalk' white. The set of two tables with the shell details had an antique glaze applied and the hex shaped table had a natural and antique beeswax applied. Two great ways to really add some depth and beauty to the details of your painted pieces! Stop by our studio and we can show you how!

Here is a look at Colin's tables 'before' . . . quite dark and dated and as you can see they were definitely in need of a new look!

Great job (as always) Colin! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Last up but certainly not least is a dresser restyled by Stephen. Stephen picked up this dresser 'as is' from our studio recently. He took it home and gave it a whole new look using our van Gogh Fossil paint in Pyjama Weather with a soft black beeswax finish - looks great Stephen!

Here is a look at his 'before' and 'after:

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Great job Stephen - thanks so much for sharing with us!

And don't forget - if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio (valid for 30 days)! We don't always get to share pictures in the week that they are sent in, but we do hang on to them and try to share as many as we can because we love seeing your projects! It's so easy! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures (or even just after pictures if that's all you have, lol) to: melanie@mangoreclaimed.com

Can't wait to see what'cha workin' on next! Happy painting!

Oh! And don't forget super sweet deals on 'as is' furniture coming up this weekend! Stay tuned!

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Hi there! Happy Wednesday friends!

Do you love to DIY? Are you looking for a fun way to spend some time with your gf's?? Have you heard about our 'Holiday Maker's Day' yet?!? This is going to be one amazing, super fun, creativity filled day! We will provide everything you need to custom create all 4 of these awesome holiday decor items (these make great gifts too!) The best part is that you can customize all of these using whatever colours you like as we have our entire line of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint and Fusion Mineral paint available for you to play with!

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Didi I mention we will also be providing lunch and extra goodies, lol?? Go ahead and click here to see what it's all about (space is limited)!

Ok, now that you've registered to join our Holiday Maker's Day - let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?!?

First up this week is a darling little dresser restyled by Kim. I love this look when a piece has nice straight lines like this! We often leave drawer fronts in the natural wood and paint out the framework (where most of the wear and tear usually is). Kim did a beautiful job on this using our Fusion Mineral paint in Coal Black. The drawer fronts were sanded down and sealed with a natural beeswax finish to protect!

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Beautiful job Kim! Let's take a look at this dresser 'before':

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As you can see the finish on the top was quite worn, and even the drawer fronts needed some attention. Great job Kim - thank you for sharing with us!

Next up this week is a sweet and soft restyled cabinet done by Sonya. This hutch looks so beautiful in new lighter colours! And I ADORE the wallpapered back on this, don't you?!

Sonya did a fantastic job on this cabinet using our van Gogh Fossil paint in a nice soft 'chalk' white! A bit of distressing and both natural and an antique wax really accent the details! Beautiful job Sonya!

I'm sure you can already picture it, lol, but let's take a look at Sonya's cabinet 'before':

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Last up this week is a gorgeous restyled secretary cabinet! Alison used our Fusion Mineral paint in 'Limestone' on the exterior of this piece and used our van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Patina' on the inside. The two colours look beautiful together and this secretary has never looked better! So pretty Alison - thank you for sharing with us!

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Here is a look at Alison's secretary cabinet 'before':

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Thank you again to Sonya, Kim and Alison for sharing your great restyled projects with us! 

And don't forget - if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio (valid for 30 days)! We don't always get to share pictures in the week that they are sent in, but we do hang on to them and try to share as many as we can because we love seeing your projects! It's so easy! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures (or even just after pictures if that's all you have, lol) to: melanie@mangoreclaimed.com

Oh! And just incase you missed it and/or are not sure what you want to work on next, check out our upcoming workshops! (click here)

Can't wait to see what your working on for next week! Happy painting!

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

We have been busy painting away at the studio - and looks like you have been busy too! 

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

First up this week is a double punch of colour for two lucky girls! Check out these sweet desks that were restyled using Fusion Mineral Paint in Coral and Prairie Sunset!

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How cute is that?!

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Natacha picked up these desks second hand, swung by our studio to pick up some fun paint colours and wasted no time restyling these sweet desks! What lucky daughters you have Natacha! I'm sure they are happy to have a pretty little spot to do their homework now that school is back in session! 

Here's a look at Natacha's desks 'before':

Great job Natacha - thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing what pretty colour you choose for your next project!

Next up this week is a very creative project using a dresser to create a one-of-a-kind stereo cabinet. Patricia removed the dresser drawers to create shelves instead - such a great idea, especially when one or two of the drawers are 'wonky'.

This dresser was painted using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Dark Night', a deep rich blue.

And can you see that pretty pattern on the side of the dresser?

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That is paintable wallpaper - yes, that's right, a wallpaper you can paint! Patricia got very creative with this piece and applied paintable wallpaper to the side panels - which looks very pretty and would be an awesome trick to cover up damaged veneer! Here's a look at the dresser with the wallpaper applied, but before painting:

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and here's a look at the dresser 'before' completely:

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Such a unique restyle Patricia - thank you for sharing! I think I need to get my hands on some of that wallpaper - it looks so fun!

Last but not least this week is a pretty pop of red on this sweet dresser restyled by Laurel. The colour 'Lipstick' from our van Gogh Fossil paint gives this piece just the right amount of punch and pretty! Beautiful job Laurel - thank you for sharing with us!

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Thank you so much to everyone for sending in their pictures! Can't wait to see what you do next!

And don't forget - if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio (valid for 30 days)! We don't always get to share pictures in the week that they are sent in, but we do hang on to them and try to share as many as we can because we love seeing your projects! It's so easy! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures (or even just after pictures if that's all you have, lol) to: melanie@mangoreclaimed.com

Happy painting!

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday!

For those of you with little ones that have gone back to school . . . congratulations! You've finally got some time to paint that project you've been thinking about, lol! Oooh and fall is in the air - there's nothing like the pang of September and a slight crispness in the air that  gets me itching for a new creative project! How about you??

For those of you lucky enough to carve out some time over the summer to refresh your furniture, let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?!?

First up this week is a beautiful kitchen set that Lynne restyled. van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Zeppelin' grey looks great on this set, don't you think?

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Normally I'm not a big advocate of painting the chair frames and leaving the seats natural - with one exception . . .when the seats are a nice rattan like this. Great choice Lynne! I would have done the same thing - and the warmth of the natural rattan can now really be appreciated!

Here is a look at Lynne's kitchen set 'before':

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Beautiful work Lynne - thanks for sharing with us!

Next up this week is a sweet dresser restyled using Fusion Mineral paint in 'Champlain' by Sherri Ann! Wow this turned out fantastic! The top sanded out and re-stained looks incredible and the new hardware looks great too!

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Here is a look at Sherri Ann's dresser 'before', as you can see it was in serious need of a restyle!

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Beautiful work Sherri Ann - thank you so much for sharing your project with us!

Last up this week, but never least is a super creative project by Rise! This beautiful and completely unique hall table was created using table legs picked up from the 'as is' inventory in our studio. Sometimes a small or unique space calls for a creative solution and Rise did a fantastic job with this one! Once her table was assembled (with a new top added), she painted the whole thing out in van Gogh's 'Cashmere' for a uniform and soft look. Stunning!

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Here's the part you won't believe - the before picture. These legs were originally for a much larger dining table, but in the end they make the perfect pretty base to a custom made and painted hall console table. I love it!

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Thank you so much for sharing with us Rise! Such a beautiful project - so happy that you stuck with your vision!

Thank you so much to everyone for sending in their pictures! Can't wait to see what you do next!

And don't forget - if you are featured on our Wednesday blog you we will have a 10% discount waiting for you at the studio (valid for 30 days)! We don't always get to share pictures in the week that they are sent in, but we do hang on to them and try to share as many as we can because we love seeing your projects! It's so easy! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures (or even just after pictures if that's all you have, lol) to: melanie@mangoreclaimed.com

Happy painting!