What'cha workin' on Wednesday?!?

Happy Wednesday friends!

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

First up this week is a beautiful restyle by Helene. Just look at this pretty cabinet! Helene restyled this cabinet using van Gogh Fossil paint in Pyjama Weather (a soft warm grey) on the exterior and Cashmere (a soft creamy neutral) on the interior. . . and it looks great!

Just beautiful! I love how the inside is lighter to really showcase the glass doors and the original hardware looks perfect!

Let's take a look at this cabinet 'before':

Great bones, but dark and dated! Helene picked up this cabinet from our studio 'as is' and did a great job giving it a new look! Want one like this?!? We have one more available in the studio now :)

Thanks for sharing Helene! Great job!

Next up this week is a restyled duo by Julianne. A sweet child's rocker and book holder were given a great new look with van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Stormy Skies' and 'Chalk'. How adorable is this little set?!

Let's take a look at what these two looked like 'before':

Oh my! These are all too familiar, lol! Who doesn't have something like these lying around in the basement, or cottage that could look so much better with some paint???

Thank you for sharing your projects and for the inspiration Julianne - your discount is waiting :)

Last up this week, but definitely not least is a gorgeous cabinet restyle by Jane. Using Fusion Mineral paint in 'Coal Black' and van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Serenity', Jane gave this cabinet a whole new lease on life!

So classy looking!

Let's take a look at this cabinet 'before':

Great job on this Jane! Love the colour choices - looks beautiful!

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]

Don't even worry if you were too excited to start your project that you forgot to take a 'before' picture, lol! It happens all the time - we get it - you're excited! Just send us your 'afters' - cause we know they look great! :)

Don't forget! We have extended our studio hours! We are now open Wednesdays noon to 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

See you soon! :)

Happy New Year! What'cha workin' on?

Welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed your holidays and that it was filled with family, friends and good cheer!

I am back in the studio today working away so if you are thinking about starting a new project stop by to pick up your supplies - I would love to see you!

Not only am I back and running at full tilt in the studio, but it's  Wednesday after all - so let's share! Here are a few recent masterpieces that you have shared with me. Thank you!

Julie restyled this stunning dresser using van Gogh's 'Zepplin'. Let me tell you a bit about Zepplin . . . it is one of my hands down favourite colours (right now, lol). A moody rich and warm grey that makes everything gorgeous. I brought this colour into the studio for a limited time a few months ago but it has been so well received that I just keep re-ordering it. I'm sure I will keep it for a while to come as I can't get enough of it. I mean, check out this dresser that Julie painted: 

Let's look at the 'before' and 'after' shall we??

Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing Julie!

And then there is Jenn's dressers and bedside table that also got the royal treatment in restyling using van Gogh furniture paint. Jenn chose 'Morning Mist', which is a custom colour to Mango Reclaimed - a beautiful white with just the slightest hint of grey undertones. 

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Here are the other pieces in the set as well as a look at the 'before'. Wow - white does wonders! Thanks for sharing Jenn!

And last but of course not least, is this adorable wine rack restyled by Carole. Found on Kijiji and restyled using van Gogh furniture paint in 'Stormy Skies', and a cute new knob, this wine rack now looks great in Carole's home. Thanks for sharing!

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]. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Don't just paint your furniture - paint your hardware too!!

Hello and happy Monday!

With every restyle comes a moment of deciding what to do with the hardware situation . . . sometimes the hardware is sweet or full of character just the way it is, but other times it's just darn right awful. There are so many things that can be done to spruce up existing hardware. For example just adding a bit of twine can sometimes do the trick enough to soften the look:

Other times you may want to paint out your hardware. Yes! You can use van Gogh paint to paint your existing hardware!

Two recent custom order restyles at Mango Reclaimed had just that moment where we decided to keep the original hardware but paint it out in a soft complimentary colour. The first restyle I want to share with you is a stunning armoire. The hardware on this piece was so unique to the lines of the doors and drawers that it would be near impossible to replace it without it looking a bit 'hokey'. So we painted it out!

This hardware was originally dark and bulky looking, but painted in van Gogh fossil paint's 'morning mist' and lightly distressed, the hardware is now truly beautiful! 

Because this piece is soooo heavy, I had to leave it in two sections to photograph it, but when it's put together in my customer's cottage I think it will be a truly stunning focal point. 

This armoire has been van Gogh painted overall in 'muse', has been mildly distressed around the edges and has a protective hemp oil finish. Some gorgeous details:

The second restyle I want to share with you is a very functional storage filled sideboard, that looks amazing now that it's restyled in van Gogh's 'stormy skies'.

Custom restyled sideboard. Indoor/Outdoor lanterns available for purchase at Mango Reclaimed.

Custom restyled sideboard. Indoor/Outdoor lanterns available for purchase at Mango Reclaimed.

The original hardware was brassy and distractive. Now that it's painted in 'morning mist' and put against the 'stormy skies' backdrop it adds some pretty french flair to the sideboard.

What do you think? Do you like the look of the painted hardware?