What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

Dare I say it?!? Spring is finally here! It's sunny and beautiful outside as I write this and the forecast looks good! Time to start cleaning and shuffling things around at home. I don't know about you, but for me this always means making some changes. What better way to do that then hitting an old piece of furniture with a fresh coat of paint?!?

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

First up this week is a beautifully restyled dresser by Penny. I'm a big fan of using two tones when it comes to furniture with great structural lines like this one: 

I love the combination of white and grey paired with the original hardware! With these pretty neutral colours (Halo and Chivalry from our van Gogh Fossil paint collection) this piece will look great in any room! You did a great job on this Penny - thank you so much for sharing your project!

Here's a peak at the 'before'. You can see the wood veneer was a bit rough in a few places and even needed some small repair before painting, but can you believe this dresser was a $5 yard sale purchase?!? Tis the season my friends - get out there and find yourself a painting project, lol!

Next up this week is this funky little cabinet restyled by Linda using Zepplin grey from our van Gogh Fossil paint line. Here is a look at the 'before' and 'after':

This looks great Linda! Zepplin is one of my favourite 'go to' colours right now - everything just looks fantastic in Zepplin! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us!

Last up be definitely not least this week is this great little cabinet restyled by Christina. Unsure of what colour to use on this piece Christina entrusted the staff at our studio to help her choose this beautiful blue. We love consulting on colours and finishes so don't be shy in picking our brains when you're in the studio! Lots of customers bring in inspiration pictures of pictures of their home, even fabric samples and paint swatches . . . it's so fun to be able to customize a piece to really suit your home and decor!

This pretty blue looks great on this cabinet and the mild distressing and natural finish enhance the original character! Great job on this Christina - thank you for sharing your work with us! 

Here is a look at the 'before' of this cabinet.

Thanks again for sharing your projects with us!

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! We love to share what you do!

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].

Looking forward to hearing from you!

We love to share what you do!

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Aha moments! {spicing up a simple dresser}

This is the second post in a series called "Aha moments!"

We're going to take all the guess work out of restyling furniture, we're going to help you see the potential, we're going to show you what a little paint and TLC can do, we're going to help you have an 'aha' moment, we're going to . . . I think you get the idea, lol!

We start by showing you a piece of furniture that we have available in our studio inventory - and then we'll show you some similar pieces that have already been restyled to help get your creative juices flowing. 

How fun is that?

This week we are showcasing this simple dresser: 

A cute little 3 drawer dresser - with a finish that leaves much to be desired.

Now check out this 3 drawer dresser we found over on Design Sponge:

Super cute, right? I mean admittedly they are different styles, but I seriously love the combination of the stripes and the natural wood front drawers!!

Or what about this dresser with a funky geometric gold design on the front that we found over at Trend Hunter

Pretty cool, right? This would be easily done with some painters tape and the van Gogh Liquid metal paints

Speaking of painters tape - check out the dresser we found over at Howdy Honey looking all herringboned and gorgeous . . . again with some of the natural wood showing too. I'm loving it!

I think pretty much any dresser looks great in a teal or blue/green kinda colour and this next one is no exception! This is a simple little dresser we restyled here at the studio using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint.


I love the naturally worn look that milk paint gives. And new hardware always helps to 'up' the charm factor too!

Alright, so now that you've seen a few different ways to restyle this dresser - tell us which is your favourite??

Wasn't that fun?

If you were to restyle this dresser (or have us do it for you), which style would you go with? 

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