Front porch makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint!

Oh my goodness friends - do you feel that sunshine? It feels like spring (heck, even summer) is maybe almost here! I don’t know about you but the warmer weather always has me wanting to fire up the bbq, bust out the patio furniture and most definitely has me wishing I had a beautiful front porch like this one!

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Can we just take a moment and appreciate these pretty restyled chairs?!? These cuties were painted in ‘Sterling’ from our Fusion Mineral paint line and look fantastic (if I do say so myself, lol)!

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Let’s take a quick peek at how they looked when they arrived in our studio shall we . . .

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I mean - come on! I think it’s pretty fair to say that they have come a long way!

Julian came into our studio with an idea to bring these back to life but he wasn’t quite sure how - but that’s ok - that’s where we come in! These chairs were given to him from his grandmother yeas ago - and he was told that she originally purchased them from the King Edward hotel in Toronto when they were selling off their stuff in the 50s! Now how awesome is that?!? (I happen to love staying at the King Eddie - but who wouldn’t!?!)

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Julian just loved the idea of bringing new life to these - and we did too! Once Julian and his lovely wife had chosen Sterling for the restyle, we set to work getting them ready to paint while they set out to find some fresh and fun fabric for the reupholstered cushions. (Which were done by Classic Drapery)

We started the process with a really good cleaning. Like a really good cleaning (using our Fusion TSP)!

These poor chairs had sat unloved for years and it was time to bring out their beauty again!

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I could share pictures of these chairs on this porch all day long . . .

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I mean maybe I should . . .

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Ok, ok, you get the idea. They turned out pretty darned great!

And the good news is that you can get the same great look with Fusion on your outdoor projects! This paint is naturally UV resistant which means the beautiful colour of your outdoor projects will stand the test of time!

We gave these just a little bit of distressing to keep with the original age and character:

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We also finished them with Fusion Tough Coat for added durability against the outdoor elements!

Let’s take another quick look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’:

Wowza!

I’m so happy that we got to work on these chairs for Julian’s front porch - and also for his grandmother, and even for the King Edward, lol! To think that so many years later these chairs are looking great and ready to start a new chapter in the story of their life!

I wonder what they will look like another 70 years from now . . .

Do you have something that could use a new look? We would love to help!

E-mail your furniture pictures to: [email protected]

Oh - and to see more of our current projects - make sure you are following along at www.instagram.com/mangoreclaimed

xo

What'cha Workin' on Wednesdsay?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

I am still trying to get over how amazing Saturday was . . . thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand re-opening of our studio!!

Incase you missed it - heres a sneak peak at how the celebration looked . . . I will for sure post more photos soon! That's me there in the dress in the middle - I gave out so many hugs that day! #freehugs

Oh!! And if you put tickets in the raffle prizes - stay tuned to Facebook later today! We will be doing a live video to draw the winners for all 9 prizes!!

Ok - enough about us! Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we?!?

First up this week Laura did a quick and classy restyle on these chairs using Fusion Mineral Paint in 'Coal Black'. These chairs were the perfect project for Fusion - quick prep, paint and done! Because the seats were staying natural there is no need for additional protection - the paint is durable enough on its own!

And they look great! 

Here's a look at Laura's thrift store chairs 'before':

Thanks for sharing Laura! (your discount is waiting!)

Next up to share this week - Leslie picked up these chairs from our studio 'as is' recently and promptly nick named them the 'cosby sweater chairs', lol! I can see why looking at the fabric on the 'before' chair on the left. 

Some vision, some white paint and some new fabric and these chairs look great (well at least one of them does, lol! I'm sure the other one will be done soon - if not already)!

Thanks so much for sharing Leslie! (your discount is waiting!)

Next up this week - Sherisse came into our studio looking for a very specific colour to restyle her kitchen set and was happy to find 'Confidence' - a beautiful blue from our van Gogh paint line. Can you believe this was her first ever furniture restyling project?!? 

Looks fantastic Sherisse - thank you for sharing! (your discount is waiting!)

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I almost forgot this one! Laura (who painted the chairs coal black above), also painted this gorgeous kitchen set! The table base and chairs were restyled using 'Cashmere' from our van Gogh paint line. The table top was finished with antique beeswax!

This set now looks fantastic Laura - thanks for sharing, again, lol!

Here's a look at Laura's table and chairs 'before':

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]

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday!?!

Happy Wednesday friends!

You know about our current promo right?? If your project is featured on our Wednesday blog - you get a 10% discount at our studio!

AWESOME, RIGHT?!? Send pictures of your projects to: [email protected] and you could get 10% off your next purchase!

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

First up this week is a gorgeous restyled dining set! Lauren used van Gogh 'Mascara' on her chairs and Miss Mustard Seed's 'Curio' on her table top - and did an amazing job! Seriously, how great does this look? So rich!

Here's a before and after look at the chairs. Mascara is such a classy colour - these chairs look great in this charcoal blue/black!

And here's a look at the buffet before and after . . . 

And just because it looks so fantastic, here's one more look at the table and chairs all together. Great job Lauren! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us! Your 10% discount is ready when you are :)

Next up this week are these sweet little side tables restyled by Darlene! A clean soft white on the legs and a hand stenciled rustic table top add tons of character to these cuties. 

Here's a look at the tables before:

Thanks again Darlene - great job on these tables! Your discount is waiting for you!

Last up this week, but certainly not least is another beautiful table and chairs restyle! This set is lighter and brighter as Jane chose a softer palette of colours from our van Gogh Fossil paint to use. . . 

I love how great these windsor back chairs look painted out! We don't have any 'before' pictures but I'm sure you can all imagine the honey oak colour this probably was. These sets are quite common out there, but not this one! Now that it's restyled its completely unique and beautiful too!

I love how Jane added a subtle pop of colour to her space by painting out the table skirt and base in a soft blue/green. . .keeping her chairs and table top a soft white makes the whole set so easy to switch up in the future if her decor changes . . .but why would she want to?!?

Thank you so much for sharing Jane - you did a fantastic job! Your discount is ready when you are!

Thanks again to everyone for sharing your projects with us!

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]

Let's inspire each other!

Looking forward to hearing from you! We love to share what you do!