Some super sweet {new} inventory items!

Happy FRIDAY!!!

The warm weather is here and so is the weekend - time to grab some paint and a project and have some fun! We have some great {new} pieces just waiting to be reclaimed, refinished, restyled!!

These items are all available for purchase 'as is' so that you can complete the project yourself . . .OR 'custom restyled' by us! Just choose your colours and your finish and we can turn these previously loved pieces into stylish, and completely unique pieces for your home!

Click on any image below and select 'custom restyled' for the price to have a piece restyled by us.

If you are interested in any of these pieces, simply stop by our studio

We are open wed-fri, noon to 5pm and saturdays noon to 4pm.

(2001 Thickson Road South, Studio 18, Whitby ON)

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Show off your beautiful wood grain!

Good morning!

I've said it before and I'll say it again . . . you don't always have to paint ALL of the wood!

Take a look at this gorgeous restyled mid century dresser:

Wouldn't it be a shame to cover up the beautiful wood grain on those drawers??

I seriously love this piece - yah, I know I say that a lot, lol! What can I say, I get attached to pieces - especially after we've spent so much time together, haha!

For the framework of this piece we scuffed it up and freshened up the look by painting it out using van Gogh fossil paint in 'Morning Mist', which is a nice soft white. 'Table Top Finish' was applied to seal and protect all of the painted area.

The drawer fronts were lightly sanded to remove the previous finish while leaving the stain in tact - then a liberal application of hemp oil was applied - this is when the drawers really came to life!

Hemp oil really works wonders to revive and protect natural or milk painted wood!

Here's a look at look at the dresser 'before' and 'after'. . . admittedly a couple drawers were in the wrong spots for the 'before' pictured, lol! Anywho, notice how painting out the framework and reviving the grain of the drawer fronts really transforms this piece from dark and dated to a slick modern piece?!

Want to see another example of hemp oil reviving wood grain? Click here to see pictures of a hosier cabinet we restyled using van Gogh 'Mascara' and Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil!

Let's take another quick look at the finished project, shall we?

Beautiful!

Now, before you ask (cause I know you will lol), this piece was purchased from our online inventory and custom restyled by us for a customer - so sadly it is not available for sale . . . 

However these dressers are available - they just need some vision and TLC! - (click here!)

Happy day my friends!

Some {new} Inventory Items!

Why hello there!

We have MORE {NEW} STUFF!!

These items are all available for purchase 'as is' so that you can complete the project yourself . . .OR 'custom restyled' by us! Just choose your colours and your finish and we can turn these previously loved pieces into stylish, and completely unique pieces for your home!

Click on any image below and select 'custom restyled' for the price to have a piece restyled by us.

If you are interested in any of these pieces, or would like to see them in person, contact us by e-mail at: [email protected] or simply stop by our studio.

We are open wed-fri, noon to 5pm and saturdays noon to 4pm. 

(2001 Thickson Road South, Studio 18, Whitby ON)

Need more inspiration? Check out the 'our work' section to see how we restyle. 

Chivalry has two sides.

Hello out there!

Despite what you may have heard - 'chivalry' is not dead! In fact, it's alive and well at Mango Reclaimed - I just love this soft and beautiful grey from the van Gogh paint line. Today I want to share with you just two of the many sides to 'chivalry'. 

Exhibit A: the funky side.

Thank you to Lindsay my awesome intern for the great retro record player prop!

Thank you to Lindsay my awesome intern for the great retro record player prop!

I love how some vision and a bit of paint has transformed this sideboard and it's super funky lines into something modern and sleek. . . she still has some edge to her though! Check out the 'van Gogh' interior!

Adding a pop of colour inside furniture is one of my favourite ways to add character to a piece!

Adding a pop of colour inside furniture is one of my favourite ways to add character to a piece!

The exterior framework of this sideboard was painted in van Gogh's 'morning mist', a soft white with just the slightest hint of grey undertones. Painting the drawers and sliding door front in 'chivalry' means that this piece is nice and neutral when she's all closed up. The unexpected 'van Gogh' blue interior is fun and inviting!

And now for the more serious side of 'chivalry'.

Exhibit B: the handsome & charming side.

Mango Reclaimed original artwork - $95/ea.  Mercury glass tea lights - $15/ea.

Mango Reclaimed original artwork - $95/ea.  Mercury glass tea lights - $15/ea.

A dresser painted in van Gogh's 'chivalry' is always a charmer. It can look grown up, charming, sweet, or sophisticated. With a colour so beautiful and so neutral, the lines of the dresser and the hardware get to call all the shots. This high boy looks fantastic with it's original hardware - had I switched them out for some crystal knobs it would have gone from 'grown up' to 'girly' in an instant. Love that!

Do you have a piece of furniture that would look great with a bit of 'chivalry'? Contact us!