Another Home Show - and a restyled sewing table!

Hi there! It would seem that spring is finally in the air . . . well warmer weather and rain anyways.

Original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available  in store . 

Original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available in store

What better time than spring to start thinking about projects for the home? Mango Reclaimed and The Inspiration Nest will be taking the studio on the road again to meet and greet lots of new faces at the Durham Home Show this weekend!

The Durham Home Show takes place Friday April 25th - Sunday April 27th at the Whitby McKinney Centre. Print your 2 for 1 admission coupon here. Everything you will want to see for your home inside and out is on display at the show. We will be there to answer any of your questions about restyling your furniture or home decor. Stop by and see us - we would love to see you there!

More original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available  in store.  

More original Mango Reclaimed artwork - available in store. 

 Now, how about this restyled sewing table? 

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Painted white, given some soft grey stripes and a bit of distressing this table is now completely adorable! The colours are soft and neutral, the stripes add character and the sewing table base has plenty of charm. 

A glimpse at the 'before' and 'after' . . . do you like the stripes? What do you think?

See you this weekend at the Durham Home Show!

Don't love it just because it was your grandma's. . .

Hi there! I hope you had an excellent weekend! 

A very big and very sincere thank you to everyone who made it out to see us at the Home, Garden and Decor Show in Ajax. Below are some of my thoughts about why you might want to restyle your furniture. I was lucky enough to share some of this on stage at the home show on Sunday. Thanks again to everyone who came out!

A look at our booth - Mango Reclaimed and  The Inspiration Nest  collaborated to create an inviting space.

A look at our booth - Mango Reclaimed and The Inspiration Nest collaborated to create an inviting space.

Ok, so why would you want to restyle your furniture? For me, there are many, many reasons. For starters, most of us own at least a few pieces of furniture that look something like this:

Previously loved, these pieces are now looking tired, dated and quite frankly a little bit sad.

Previously loved, these pieces are now looking tired, dated and quite frankly a little bit sad.

These pieces find their way into our homes because we have grown up with them, we brought them with us from our childhood, they have been passed down to us by loved ones, they fit our space, they hold our stuff, they 'work'. . .

The great news is that your furniture doesn't have to just 'work'. I want you to love the dresser that was your grandma's because it was grandma's, but I also want you to love the way it looks in your space. The way it makes you feel when you see it. The way it perfectly compliments your style.

Hence, the need to restyle:

The beauty of restyling your furniture is that you can keep the form, the function and the sentimental attachment - all you're doing is updating the look. . . and updating the look of your furniture can quickly change the look of your whole room.

A piece that used to be only loved for where it came from can now also be loved for how great it looks holding your favourite things

Restyling your furniture also gives you the opportunity to create something perfectly custom, perfectly 'you' for your space . . . 

If you have something you would like to restyle. Contact us to find out how.

Happy Tuesday!

Home, Garden and Decor show!

Hi There! This weekend Mango Reclaimed along with The Inspiration Nest, will be taking the studio on the road to set up shop at the Home, Garden and Decor show. This year the show takes place at Deer Creek Golf and Country Club in Ajax. (2700 Audley Rd. North). 

The show runs Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

If you're around, you can catch me on stage Sunday at noon giving a demonstration on how to transform your previously loved furniture into something unique and beautiful for your home.

Due to the show, the studio will be closed on Friday, however we will be open regular hours (noon - 4pm) on Saturday! Hope to see you this weekend!