Front porch makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint!

Oh my goodness friends - do you feel that sunshine? It feels like spring (heck, even summer) is maybe almost here! I don’t know about you but the warmer weather always has me wanting to fire up the bbq, bust out the patio furniture and most definitely has me wishing I had a beautiful front porch like this one!

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Can we just take a moment and appreciate these pretty restyled chairs?!? These cuties were painted in ‘Sterling’ from our Fusion Mineral paint line and look fantastic (if I do say so myself, lol)!

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Let’s take a quick peek at how they looked when they arrived in our studio shall we . . .

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I mean - come on! I think it’s pretty fair to say that they have come a long way!

Julian came into our studio with an idea to bring these back to life but he wasn’t quite sure how - but that’s ok - that’s where we come in! These chairs were given to him from his grandmother yeas ago - and he was told that she originally purchased them from the King Edward hotel in Toronto when they were selling off their stuff in the 50s! Now how awesome is that?!? (I happen to love staying at the King Eddie - but who wouldn’t!?!)

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Julian just loved the idea of bringing new life to these - and we did too! Once Julian and his lovely wife had chosen Sterling for the restyle, we set to work getting them ready to paint while they set out to find some fresh and fun fabric for the reupholstered cushions. (Which were done by Classic Drapery)

We started the process with a really good cleaning. Like a really good cleaning (using our Fusion TSP)!

These poor chairs had sat unloved for years and it was time to bring out their beauty again!

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I could share pictures of these chairs on this porch all day long . . .

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I mean maybe I should . . .

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Ok, ok, you get the idea. They turned out pretty darned great!

And the good news is that you can get the same great look with Fusion on your outdoor projects! This paint is naturally UV resistant which means the beautiful colour of your outdoor projects will stand the test of time!

We gave these just a little bit of distressing to keep with the original age and character:

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We also finished them with Fusion Tough Coat for added durability against the outdoor elements!

Let’s take another quick look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’:

Wowza!

I’m so happy that we got to work on these chairs for Julian’s front porch - and also for his grandmother, and even for the King Edward, lol! To think that so many years later these chairs are looking great and ready to start a new chapter in the story of their life!

I wonder what they will look like another 70 years from now . . .

Do you have something that could use a new look? We would love to help!

E-mail your furniture pictures to: [email protected]

Oh - and to see more of our current projects - make sure you are following along at www.instagram.com/mangoreclaimed

xo

We're hiring again!

We are growing our team again!

Are you looking for a part-time job in a supportive, fun environment? Know someone who is?

We have two amazing job positions open right now!

Photo credit:  Laurel Leaf Photography

Part-time Workshop Associate

{I'm going to be honest with you - get ready to get your hands dirty!}

The responsibility of a Part-time Workshop Associate is to help with any and all studio workshop (back room) jobs. This is admittedly a bit of a dirty job!

Approx. 16-20hrs/per week including weekday afternoons and Saturdays.

Job responsibilities include:
* cleaning, sanding and prepping furniture to be painted
* minor furniture repairs
* light workshop & general maintenance duties
* frequent lifting and occasional ladder work required
* occasional shipping/receiving responsibilities

Must be comfortable using power tools and work well independently.

All interested candidates should forward their resume to: [email protected]

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Photo credit:  Laurel Leaf Photography

Tech-Savvy Administrative Assistant

{I'm going to be honest with you - this is a serious desk job!}

The responsibility of a Tech-Savvy Administrative Assistant is to help with a myriad of computer based tasks.

Approx. 12-16 somewhat flexible hours per week.

Job responsibilities will include:
* customer e-mail correspondence
* quickbooks data entry
* photo editing and cataloguing
* website updates and possible social media content scheduling

Bonus points for expertise in any of these programs: Mailchimp, Quickbooks, Canva, PicMonkey, Lightroom.

All interested candidates should forward their resume to: [email protected]

Thank you - a FREE paint demo and MORE workshops!

Hello friends!

A couple things - first of all - I just need say thank you, thank you so much for being here! Thank you for your interest in our studio and for caring about us and supporting our little business - we really and truly appreciate every single one of you!

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Second of all - just in case you haven’t heard yet . . .

we are hosting a FREE live painting demonstration on Saturday!

That’s right, FREE!

We love you, appreciate you and want to share our knowledge with you!

If you would like to join us we will be starting at 11am!

See you there!

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Third of all -

you have all been so enthusiastic about our workshops recently that we’ve added EVEN MORE dates and projects for you!

Classes fill up quickly - don’t miss out - click ‘here’ to see ALL of our upcoming classes.

Hope to see you soon!

xo

This one's for all the mammas!

Mother’s day is coming up so we’ve decided to host a special event for all the special Mammas!

Grab your mom, daughter, sister, friend and join us for a fun and free paint demonstration!

I will be giving a live demonstration on how to restyle your furniture! Get inspired as I show you just how to transform a tired piece of furniture into a beautiful showpiece!

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While you're at the studio enter for a chance to win!
We will be raffling off a $50 Mango Reclaimed Gift card AND other great prizes!

Hope to see you there mammas!

{you do not need to actually be a mamma to attend, xo}

See you Saturday at 11am!

xo