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 [email protected].

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

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Chevron Dresser Restyled and Revealed

Hello! Some of you may have been following us along on Facebook or Instagram - if you have, you will know that I have been working away on another custom restyled dresser. This 9 drawer dresser was handed down the family line when it came to rest in my customers spare bedroom. With an idea for the type of look she wanted to create, my customer brought in the dresser with an inspiration picture which she found on Pinterest and came from this post over at 'A Little Glass Box'.

I loved the idea my customer was going for and was excited to tackle a chevron patterned dresser! We collaborated on colours in the Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint line and decided on using 'grain sack' overall with a 'mustard seed yellow' chevron pattern for 6 of the nine drawers.


I think it turned out really beautiful. I love the colour, I love the pattern and I love the minimal amount of distressing that was applied before the hemp oil finish. This dresser will go back in the spare bedroom of my customers home for now and it will look stunning up against the grey walls and on the hardwood floors . . . and if in the future that spare bedroom happens to transition into a nursery, well this cute (and gender neutral) dresser will fit quite nicely in that space as well :)

This dresser has recessed handles built right into the drawer fronts, which means we didn't need to add any hardware that would have distracted from the design.

This dresser has recessed handles built right into the drawer fronts, which means we didn't need to add any hardware that would have distracted from the design.


Here's how we got there. A short slideshow of the 'how to', showing the dresser as it arrived, after being sanded cleaned and prepped, the first overall coats of milk paint, the taping out of the chevron pattern and the final product. 

Do you have a piece of furniture you would like restyled? Contact us to see what's possible.