What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!? . . . and a 'pop-up shop'!

It's another Wednesday and another opportunity to share with you all of the inspirational restyles being done by our awesome customers!

We first met Beth at the Home, Garden and Decor show and then again recently when she attended one of our van Gogh workshops. In the midst of selling her home and buying a new house, Beth took on the project of restyling her bedside tables, headboard and a mirror. The colour choices are very classy and I love how she has created a two tone effect by painting out the cutouts and drawer fronts in a different colour. Great job Beth! . . . I only wish you had some 'before' pictures to share!

Sweet, bubbly Laurel also attended one of our workshops and promptly went home to restyle this little end table. I'm sure this won't be the last of her projects because she was just in recently to buy some more paint! Love it Laurel!

Courtney has been at it again! This time she restyled these two console tables using van Gogh's 'river tides'. Ooh - looks like the second table also got two new crystal knobs from Mango Reclaimed! They look great Courtney!

Last, but certainly not least is this sweet little child's 'time out' chair that was restyled by Lindsey. Great idea and great stencil Lindsey! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to tag along on your creative journey!

If you have restyled something in your home using products from Mango Reclaimed and want to be featured on What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!?, e-mail your before and after pictures to [email protected]. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Don't forget to stop by and see us downtown Whitby at 118 Brock Street this Thursday from 6 - 9pm! Mango Reclaimed and The Inspiration Nest will be running our first ever 'pop-up-shop' as part of the downtown shopping event. Shop Local / Shop Late!

Navy is the new black.

Hello there! In trying not to get too 'blue' over this rainy weather I thought I would post about a console in just that colour - a rich and glamorous blue! If you made it out to the Home Show recently, you probably would have seen this piece:

Currently available at Mango Reclaimed for $275.

Currently available at Mango Reclaimed for $275.

That's right folks - Navy is the new black . . . and for that matter, gold is the new silver. I love how rich this piece looks. It's been van Gogh chalk painted in 'Starry Night', very mildly distressed and finished with french caffeine beeswax for added richness. Check out these details!

Oooh! This gorgeous console is also on wheels and opens up to make a super luxurious bar cart! What do you think - could you see this piece in your home?

Also on display at the Home Show was some of our home decor items. Hand selected by The Inspiration Nest, Mango Reclaimed now carries beautiful items for your home to compliment your restyled furniture!

You can view more of our home decor items and accessories in the 'our products' section.

Happy Thursday!

Don't love it just because it was your grandma's. . .

Hi there! I hope you had an excellent weekend! 

A very big and very sincere thank you to everyone who made it out to see us at the Home, Garden and Decor Show in Ajax. Below are some of my thoughts about why you might want to restyle your furniture. I was lucky enough to share some of this on stage at the home show on Sunday. Thanks again to everyone who came out!

A look at our booth - Mango Reclaimed and  The Inspiration Nest  collaborated to create an inviting space.

A look at our booth - Mango Reclaimed and The Inspiration Nest collaborated to create an inviting space.

Ok, so why would you want to restyle your furniture? For me, there are many, many reasons. For starters, most of us own at least a few pieces of furniture that look something like this:

Previously loved, these pieces are now looking tired, dated and quite frankly a little bit sad.

Previously loved, these pieces are now looking tired, dated and quite frankly a little bit sad.

These pieces find their way into our homes because we have grown up with them, we brought them with us from our childhood, they have been passed down to us by loved ones, they fit our space, they hold our stuff, they 'work'. . .

The great news is that your furniture doesn't have to just 'work'. I want you to love the dresser that was your grandma's because it was grandma's, but I also want you to love the way it looks in your space. The way it makes you feel when you see it. The way it perfectly compliments your style.

Hence, the need to restyle:

The beauty of restyling your furniture is that you can keep the form, the function and the sentimental attachment - all you're doing is updating the look. . . and updating the look of your furniture can quickly change the look of your whole room.

A piece that used to be only loved for where it came from can now also be loved for how great it looks holding your favourite things

Restyling your furniture also gives you the opportunity to create something perfectly custom, perfectly 'you' for your space . . . 

If you have something you would like to restyle. Contact us to find out how.

Happy Tuesday!

A sideboard and dresser restyled!

Two beautiful pieces have recently been restyled at Mango Reclaimed! Check out this looker that was van Gogh painted in 'Patina' and lightly distressed . . .

PatinaSideboard-5.jpg
PatinaSideboard-3.jpg
PatinaSideboard-2.jpg

This piece was custom restyled for a lovely couple who wanted a great piece for their master bedroom. It had gorgeous hardware to begin with, so we left well enough alone. This sideboard will be positioned between  'his' and 'hers' closets for a splash of colour and some additional storage. Love that idea!

Here is the 'before'. . .

 (in the studio waiting to be prepped for paint)

 (in the studio waiting to be prepped for paint)

 

Another piece recently restyled is this gorgeous dresser. Long and low it's the perfect piece to restyle for the living room. Using a piece like this as a TV console provides a ton of storage to a room where hidden storage can be sparse. 

PatinaConsole-5.jpg
PatinaConsole-6.jpg
PatinaConsole-3.jpg
PatinaConsole-2.jpg

This piece was also chalk painted using van Gogh 'Patina'.  The original hardware wasn't very pretty so we painted them out and added some twine for extra charm. I love how this turned out!

And the 'before' . . .

 

 (hardware removed, sanded and prepped to be painted)

 (hardware removed, sanded and prepped to be painted)

Do you want to learn how to restyle your own furniture? Sign up for a workshop with us - a fun and inspiring way to spend an afternoon!