A sentimental sewing machine restyle.

I adore my customers. The spirit and energy of the sweet couple who own this sewing machine can fill a room (or my studio) in an instant. They are chatty and delightful and have plenty of stories to share. When they first came into my studio a few months ago we collaborated on restyling a sewing table that had belonged to my customer's mother. He shared with me a memory he had of using the sewing machine as a young boy with his mother. The idea came to restyle the sewing machine and its table so that it could sit in a prominent place in their home and be used as a small serving bar for entertaining guests and/or to display his mothers sewing machine at other times. Love!

We decided to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint in 'kitchen scale' and 'grain sack' for a beautiful and fun finish. The metal table base and legs were given a good clean up and wipe down using hemp oil to restore some shine. I adore all of the quirks and mechanics of this table with its easy to tuck away sewing machine, hidden drawers, small table extension . . .

The table has a tiny bit of distressing and an antique wax finish for extra character. We also painted out inside the sewing machine cabinet as well as all the drawers for a unified look.

The sewing machine sitting on the table is a great conversation piece and can be tucked away discreetly when the table top is needed for entertaining. A beautiful piece that is truly multi-functional AND holds great sentimental value.

The sewing machine sitting on the table is a great conversation piece and can be tucked away discreetly when the table top is needed for entertaining. A beautiful piece that is truly multi-functional AND holds great sentimental value.

What a beautiful ode to my customers mother to have her sewing table restyled. I hope that it will now be loved and used for many years to come.

There's still room for a few more!

Hello there! I hope you have enjoyed a nice long weekend with family and friends!

The spring air, the sunshine and the workshops at Mango Reclaimed have everyone bursting with inspiration and creativity. . . using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint is a great way to restyle your furniture to create something completely unique for your home. We still have room for a few more people in this Wednesday's class.

Check out these two lovely restyles done using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint. First up is this great storage filled hutch. Great for a kitchen, hallway, front entryway . . . anywhere in the home really! With the right amount of chippy distressing and stunning new hardware, this piece is the perfect mix of old and new.

Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint 'Ironstone' and 'Trophy'. This hutch is currently available for $895.

Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint 'Ironstone' and 'Trophy'. This hutch is currently available for $895.

We also have this lovely blue shelving unit which would be great in a kitchen for cookbooks and dishes, or a bedroom for novels and sweaters, or as extra linen storage . . .  

Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint 'French Enamel' and 'Grain Sack', this shelving unit is currently available for $525.

Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint 'French Enamel' and 'Grain Sack', this shelving unit is currently available for $525.

If you want to learn how to use milk paint to transform your furniture into something beautiful and unique for your home - join us in one of our upcoming workshops, we would love to see you there!

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.

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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.

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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.