What'cha gonna be workin' on?!? We've got a sale for that!

Happy Wednesday!

Well my friends, can you believe the holidays are just around the corner!?! This snowy weather has us decorating at home, singing carols in the car, skating on the weekends and stopping for hot cocoa whenever we can!

Let's celebrate the season with a sale!!

** Mango Reclaimed DIY Holiday Sale!! **

Dec 14th-17th

Buy any DIY paint product and save 10% off your order!
Buy any 2 DIY paint products and save 15% of your order!
Buy any 3 or more DIY paint products and save 20% off your order!!

** HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MANGO RECLAIMED!!! **

Go ahead - tell a friend, a spouse, your secret Santa . . . lol!
{we also have gift certificates!}

*please note December 22nd will be your last shopping day at Mango Reclaimed until after the holidays - we will reopen Wednesday January 11th - in our new studio space!! :)

and OMG you guys . . . .we are soooooo excited about our new space (which happens to be right beside our existing studio)!!

It's gonna be full of awesome stuff! If you love to paint furniture or you just love to have us paint furniture for you - this is gonna be the place to go!

Here's a sneak peak of our reno's and the new flooring going in :)

Happy Wednesday!

Don't forget to stop by the studio this week to stock up on all your DIY furniture painting needs! We will be closed December 23rd (which happens to be my sons 5th birthday!) and won't be open again until January 11th!

Happy Holidays!

From there to here!

Wow - I really can't believe it has been one year since our grand opening last October! Some of you have been with us from the very beginning, purchasing van Gogh paint from our back door before we were even open (thank you!). That was back during those renovating days where I repeatedly asked myself 'if we build it, will they come?'

I love sharing before and after furniture restyle pictures with you, but today I want to share some before and after pictures of studio 18.  Here is a somewhat recent picture of the front of my studio:

And here's a picture of what the studio looked like from the outside when I first took over the space . . .

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Now let's take a look at some images of the interior of the space before Mango Reclaimed moved in. Hardly inspiring! Looking back I can hardly believe this is the same space! The first two pictures are of the 'showroom', the second picture is where I now teach workshops, and the last picture shows our empty furniture warehouse . . . yuck!

But I had a vision and lot's of help!

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When customer come into the studio now, they often comment on how great our space is, and I have to agree with them, but we worked hard to get it there! Especially my hard working dad! Seriously, I have all these visions and ideas - and he just makes them happen! I really do LOVE my studio, which is divided into 3 distinct areas; 'studio A' is our showroom where we showcase all of our painted furniture, housewares and DIY products.

'Studio B' is where we do all of our production. Furniture gets painted here, workshops are taught here, this is where all the fun and magic happens :

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Admittedly, studio B is where I spend the majority of my time and it really is usually quite a mess/hub of activity and production.

And then of course there is 'studio C', where we house all of our furniture and do all the 'dirty work', like prepping furniture, minor repairs, etc. It's where we have all of these treasures (and more) stored:

Looking back we have had quite a busy and productive year! First we did some major renovations, then we had a grand opening, taught some workshops, custom restyled a bunch of furniture, sold lot's of van Gogh paint, taught some more workshops, expanded by bringing in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint, worked at a bunch of trade shows with The Inspiration Nest, custom restyled a ton of furniture, brought in some gorgeous hardware, made it onto a magazine cover, hired a summer intern, made a YouTube video, opened a 'pop-up shop', taught some more workshops, had an appearance on Rogers TV, catalogued our inventory and launched it online, expanded by bringing in the Fusion paint line, custom restyled more furniture, spent some time with Miss Mustard Seed, made it into the Look Book, taught some more workshops and now we're preparing for our 1 year anniversary!

Here's a  slideshow to recap some of the fun:

It's been a fun journey from there to here and we're just getting started! 

I hope you can join us to celebrate our first year anniversary on Saturday October 25th, from noon to 4pm!

Studio driveby & another successful workshop.

If you've driven across Wentworth St. in Whitby recently - you may have seen us from the road. We're on the north side just east of Thickson Rd. . . I just love how our string lights make the space feel so festive!

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A few details from inside the studio.

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Hard to believe it looked like this less than two months ago . . . we sure have come a long way!

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Stop in and say hello if you're in the area! Check out our hours and location here.

 

In other news we had another great workshop on the weekend! Students learned about painting techniques and got to work hands on with all of the products in the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint collection.

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Milk paint comes in powder form and can be mixed different ways to create different looks (it can be mixed as a stain or wash, or mixed as a paint). Sample boards were made while we covered various ways to mix the paint as well as distressing and finishing techniques. Workshops are a great opportunity to try out colours and layering before you tackle a larger project at home - plus it's a nice way to spend an afternoon and an opportunity to tap into your creative side.

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This last picture sort of sums it up - we learned, played, let our creativity run wild, made a mess, and had a great time doing it.  Thank you to the students who came out this weekend - I love sharing my space and knowledge with you!

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Info on our upcoming workshops is here. We will soon be adding plenty more workshops for the new year so check back often.

Studio renovation update!

I'm so glad to have you sharing in this journey with me! The excitement and interest I receive from everyone really keeps me going and helps me to know that you support what I'm working towards. I am so grateful for everyone's encouragement. Thank you!

The studio is getting closer and closer to being opened for the public!  Here's a few updated pictures to show you how things are coming along . . . 

I just love how the sunlight comes pouring in these windows!

I just love how the sunlight comes pouring in these windows!

You can see above that we have completely opened up the showroom space! The walls, ceiling and floors have been painted and there are even a few pieces ready for sale in the window.   

That shelf in the background was custom built by none other than my super awesome dad and will soon play host to an array of van Gogh chalk paint as well as Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. 

Sun! Sun! Sun!

Sun! Sun! Sun!

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We still need to get another coat of paint on this floor.

We still need to get another coat of paint on this floor.

The area on the right will be where the Mango Reclaimed painting workshops are held (hopefully in the near future). I am so excited to share the knowledge and creative expression that comes from working with such great products! Once the reno's are done, these walls will be filled with colour and inspiration. I can't wait to invite all of you to come and see it!

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
— Theodore Roosevelt