What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

What a beautiful day it is today! 

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

First up this week is a sweet hall table restyled by Christine - she used Coal Black from our Fusion paint line and it looks fantastic!

Here's a look at the table before she got started. 

Talk about a powerful 'before' and 'after'!

Christine's hall table turned out so great that she went ahead and painted her entire dining set the same colour! Wow - thanks for sharing Christine!

Next up this week are some side tables getting a restyle by Jules. On the left you can see the 'before' and on the right you can see the beautiful 'after'. Jules used Zeppelin grey from our van Gogh paint line to restyle these tables and they are looking beautiful! 

Thanks for sharing Jules!

Last up this week but certainly not least is a gorgeous drum table restyled by Colin. We are all familiar with these little drum tables - they were at grandmas house and now you can find them at all the yard sales . . . truth is they are awesome for storage and look great painted out! 

Like this one painted in Starry Night from our van Gogh paint line! Nice work Colin - thanks for sharing! 

I wonder if you will fill yours with children's toys like I do with most of the furniture at my house, lol??

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)! It's so easy you guys! All you have to do is e-mail your before and after pictures to: [email protected]

Go ahead, send me some pictures right now, lol!

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday!

Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on . . . 

I'm going to be completely honest here, sometimes a project turns out to be a lot more work than initially planned. Sometimes there are moments when you want to completely abandon a project because you just can't see past what I call the 'ugly stage'. . . Sometimes you just need to walk away from a project, move on to a success or victory elsewhere . . but I encourage you to always come back! Sometimes your previously loved piece of furniture and you just need a little time apart, some time to really understand each other. Let it breathe.

Because I guarantee you, if you stick with your vision, you will get there:

How beautiful is this piece restyled by Elizabeth? It looks fantastic - but I know this one wasn't achieved without a bit of heartache and some long and late hours!

Here is a peak at the dresser before Elizabeth worked her magic. A beautiful piece for sure, great curves, great legs . . . who would have guessed that this piece would cause so much havoc. It looks like a simple enough piece to restyle. Elizabeth had a vision to remove the bottom drawers to replace with baskets for some less formal storage, sand and stain the top and paint the rest out in van Gogh's beautiful 'Patina'. . .

Everything was going along swimmingly, until this happened:

Do you see all that horrible 'bleed through'?? Who would have guessed that this perfectly prepped dresser would bleed through red after being painted and finished?!? Sometimes these previously loved pieces have had a history that we can't see just from looking at them (previous stains, cleaners, etc).  Obviously it couldn't stay like this - and the good news is, it didn't! Elizabeth stuck with her vision, worked through the 'ugly stage' using various methods to seal in the bleed through, then re-paint and finish this piece.

And I'm so glad she did - because it looks amazing! Thank you for sharing Elizabeth!!

Next up this week: Nichole had similar aspirations as Elizabeth and removed a drawer from this dresser to house her TV components. Painted out in a soft white - this vintage buffet now works (and looks) great!! Nice work - thanks for sharing Nichole!

Last but definitely not least this week is Danielle's table after that she did a gorgeous job restyling! The top of the table and the seat of the chairs were completely stripped down and stained in a mahogany stain. The table base and chair frames however were scuffed and painted out in van Gogh's Revenge - a rich and beautiful black! The combination is so classic looking - fantastic job Danielle!!

Danielle was so anxious to get started on this project that she forgot to take a before picture . . . but she sent this one along that she said looks just like her set did before she started:

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].

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What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Hello there friends! Happy Wednesday!

Well - December is upon us! Still just enough time to get that last project or two completed before switching into full Holiday mode! Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?

Well isn't this the prettiest little chair?!? Amy and Carole did a great job restyling this set using van Gogh Fossil paint and some new upholstery!

Can you believe this is what the chairs used to look like? What a transformation!!

And heres a glimpse at the room all pulled together. The chairs look fantastic paired with the original wood table - great job ladies!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Can't wait for you to have us all over for a dinner party! lol :P

Next up this week is a restyle by Jessica.

Jessica inherited this dining set and just knew it couldn't stay the way it was . . . she had a vision!


Starting out with the chairs, she transformed them using van Gogh Fossil Paint and since they were already quite worn a bit of distressing here and there really softened the look of the fresh white paint. 

Jessica also stripped the table top right down to bare wood and applied a stain finish. It looks like a completely new dining set - fantastic! Great job Jessica! Thanks so much for sharing!!

This next restyle was done by a very talented lady named Tonya. Such a beautifully painted (and styled) dresser! This piece was given new life using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Cashmere' - the original hardware looks great just as it is! Nice work Tonya - thank you for sharing!

Here's a look at the dresser 'before':


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].

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'Morning Mist' dining room reveal! {part 1}

I am so gracious to my clients who allowed me into their home earlier this week to photograph their newly restyled dining room set!!

Moving into a new (and larger) home meant that they now had the space to set aside for a grand dining room - a space to entertain and host dinner parties! A space to set the table for 8 or 10 or 12 guests. The problem was, they didn't have the right dining furniture to fill the space . . .

 . . . but I did!

Let's call my clients 'T' & 'C'.

T. & C. were looking for a very large table that wouldn't look 'lost' in their dining room. They were also in search of chairs, a hutch and a sideboard. Luckily we had a great table, chairs and a hutch in our inventory that we thought would do the trick. 

What do you think?

Would you like to be invited to a dinner party here?

There are so many beautiful things to look at in this room - let's start with these chairs!

There are two different sets of chairs here, but they work really well together. Both sets had nice cane backs and similar lines, and once painted out in van Gogh's Morning Mist they look like they were made to be together!

Here are a few close up shots so you can get a better idea of what they look like. After painting all of the chairs in 'Morning Mist', I did some mild distressing, then applied both furniture and antiquing wax to highlight the details.

T. & C. picked out some really beautiful soft neutral fabric to have all the seats reupholstered and they turned out great!

So pretty . . .

Of course you always need to have beautiful flowers on the table - you know how I feel about flowers, right?!

Oooh! And check out the mason jars painted up and distressed - these make the easiest and prettiest little flower vases! Put a few together and they make a great centrepiece!

The table was restyled in van Gogh's 'Cashmere' - which is a beautiful creamy colour that looks beautiful on everything! Here's a close up of the mild distressing that was done on the corners and some of the edges:

The difference between the creamy 'Cashmere' on the table, and the soft white 'Morning Mist' on the chairs is quite subtle overall. 

Did you catch a glimpse of the sideboard and hutch in the background? More to come on those pieces next week!

Do you want to see the 'before' pictures? I know you do . . . 

For some reason I can only find a 'before' picture of one of set of the chairs, they used to look like this: 

Here's a 'before' glimpse at the table:

Let's finish this post where we started . . . in this beautiful dining room!

Thank you again to T. & C. for allowing me to take and share these pictures!