Empathy and Calm Seas for a baby's room.

Hi there!

Have you heard the birds chirping away recently?? I think they know something we don't . . . maybe spring really is just around the corner?!?

When I think of spring I think of flowers blooming and bright beautiful colours - you know, like the soft & pretty 'Calm Seas' of this restyled secretary desk:

I really love how this piece turned out! My client was looking for a pop of colour and a statement piece to add to her nursery - and I think we found it! 

We even added a little sunshine inside this sweet secretary by painting out the inside in 'Empathy', a rich and soft beautiful yellow!

I often get asked if I bother painting out the inside of my restyled furniture . . . my decision usually hinges on 3 questions:

1. What condition is the interior in? (good, bad, ugly??)

2. Where did this piece come from? (passed down from grandma? online score? side of the road find?)

3. What is this piece going to be used for? 

The answer to whether or not I paint out the inside of a piece lies in the answers to those three questions. This secretary was a great online purchase that was going to be used in a baby's room . . . so we painted the inside.

We even painted out the inside and outside of all the drawers - what a nice finishing touch!

Oooh! Don't even get me started on this hardware!! Hammered gold knobs?!? Yes pls!

(we still have some of these available at the studio if you feel the urge to add some bling to your things)

Looking for more inspiration? Stop by our studio to see what we're working on!

2001 Thickson Rd. South, Studio 18 Whitby ON

(the studio faces Wentworth St on the North side)

We are open Wed-Fri, noon to 5pm and saturdays noon to 4pm.

What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Well, well, well . . . it's a new year and it's Wednesday . . . and you've been busy!

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

First up this week is this great little cabinet restyled by Linda. Sometimes it's the smaller pieces that actually make a bigger impact. . .

Using van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Zepplin' grey and re-staining the top she transformed this little cabinet into something great! Thank you for sharing Linda!

Here's a peak at the 'before':

This next project was no small task! Travis took on his entire dining room suite with some van Gogh Fossil paint in 'Cashmere' and 'Patina'. These two beautiful colours look great on just about anything and this dining suite is no exception! It looks fantastic!

Wow! 10 chairs, a buffet and a china cabinet all got a makeover! Awesome job Travis - thanks so much for sharing these pictures!

I love how the china cabinet and buffet turned out!

Last up this week, but certainly not least is this sweet desk makeover by Lesley. I love the bold pop of colour (van Gogh's signature blue)! Great job Lesely, and you completed this project so quickly - thank you for sharing!

This desk was actually picked up as a project by Lesley from our studio inventory. Here's a peak at the 'before': 

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!

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