What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday!!

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

First up this week is a beautiful restyle using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint. Lee did a great job (as always) transforming this piece and filling it with character. The 'dried lavender' and 'ironstone' make a perfect combination - it's so cute!

There is a lot of 'chippy goodness' happening on this piece - which makes it look really authentically barn aged. I love the addition of chicken wire! Such beautiful work Lee - thanks for sharing!!

Here's a peak at the 'before':

Next up this week is a set of dining chairs restyled by Carole and Amy using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Revenge'. You can never go wrong with classic black!

Isn't that new fabric just perfect for these chairs??

Here's a pic of the dining room with all the beautifully restyled chairs:

Here are some images of the chairs 'before' - they really needed this makeover! Great job Carole & Amy! Thanks so much for sharing!

Let's end on a super cheerful note this week with this restyled kids desk! Andrea didn't shy away from colour on this one and I love the result! What little kid wouldn't love to call this their desk?!?

Such a happy little desk.

Thanks for sharing Andrea!

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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Feeling Inspired {Dip it, dip it good!}


How do you feel about the 'dipped' look? Well if you ask me, I'm loving it - especially on really leggy pieces, ya know? Like chairs and console tables, and desks and  . . . 

Check out these end chairs that we did back in the spring with gold dipped legs:


(thanks for the photo of this chair in it's new home Rebecca, xo!)

Pretty awesome, right? And it's easy! You know I don't actually 'dip' the chairs in paint, right? I just bust out some painters tape, a sample pot of paint and away I go!

This project got me thinking - how else can I use the 'dipped' look? Well, search and ye shall find! We found loads of great examples online - here are some of our favourites!

These double dipped chairs that we found over at Petite Passport are adorable! I love the top and bottoms half dipped with the perfect amount of natural wood exposed.

Soo pretty - how cute would this be up at the cottage or on the sun porch? 

Here's another example of a double dipped chair. This time using two colours instead of a wood tone, which would be good to do if the wood on your seats is already worn looking, which lets face it, it probably is, lol! A vibrant red makes this chair really pop!

We found this one over at La Casa De Agus. Sorry no anglais/ingles here, just beautiful inspiring pictures :)

Ok, so obviously this look is great on chairs . . . but what else can we use it on??

I fell in love with this sweet idea to beautify wooden spoons from Little Bit Funky a couple years ago . . . why haven't I don't this yet?? Ooh! this would be a perfect project for milk paint and hemp oil! Completely food safe!

Seriously a cute idea! I adore the rainbow, although if I'm honest with you I would probably do something more monochromatic for my home . . . you know when I actually get around to tackling this easy project! Hmm, maybe this weekend??

So metallics are really all the rage right now (we have metallic paints and pastes at the studio to choose from) . . . and I'm no stranger to jumping on this trend! Here's a buffet we did a while ago at the studio. Painted out in van Gogh Revenge and accented everywhere with glorious gold, lol! We even took those front legs and gave them the royal treatment with gold legs for days! The best part - it doesn't have to be prefect. On a piece like this we painted freehand and added some distressing afterwards for a really time worn look. 

Here is a similar colour combination on a desk from Style Me Pretty.

Love the graphic striped wall too! 

Ok, let's see, what else can we find?

How do you feel about this blue and white chair? Ooh and a two toned coat rack? We found these over on a 'dip it' roundup at Creamy Life.

Actually, we have 2 chairs very similar to this available at our studio ready to be restyled right now! They  would look great with this effect! What colour would you use??

Well friends, how do you feel about this look? Comment below or on our FB page. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Hope your feeling as inspired as I am!

Much love.

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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