Aha moments! {corner cabinet}

Another post in the "Aha moments!" series :)

In this series, we take all the guess work out of restyling furniture! We start by showing you a piece of furniture (or in this case a pair) that we have available in our studio inventory - and then we'll show you some similar pieces that have already been restyled to help get your creative juices flowing. How fun is that?

This week we are showcasing this corner cabinet:

This corner cabinet we found over at the Golden Sycamore is absolutely gorgeous restyled in Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint! And to think this was a side of the road find that was almost completely overlooked!!

Sharing a couple more images because I just love it so much!

Here's a bright and cheerful version of a painted corner cabinet. We found this one over at 2 Little Superheroes. What started as an inexpensive craigslist find has turned into a conversation piece in this colourful kitchen (check out her kitchen chairs all painted in different colours too!)

Speaking of colourful - I LOVE the colour of this next cabinet! Take a look at this gorgeous coral cabinet we found at Jessi Makes Things. . . 

Honestly I love this pop of coral in a more neutral kitchen! I have been thinking about and talking about painting my dining chairs in 'Flamango' a vibrant coral from the van Gogh paint line for weeks now . . . might be time to take the plunge!! (you know, in all my spare time, lol!)

Another version of this corner cabinet painted out in softer shades was found over at Cottage Instincts. I love how the blue interior really helps to showcase the pretty white dish ware.

Last but not least is what I would call a country shabby chic version of a corner cabinet restyled by At The Picket Fence. Soft and sweet, you can't really ever go wrong with a soft white and a soft grey. 

Now that you have seen a few different styles of restyled corner cabinets, tell us - which is your favourite?

Wasn't that fun?

If you were to restyle this corner cabinet (or have us do it for you), which style would you go with? 

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What'cha Workin' on Wednesday?!?

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday - I hope you're having a great week! It's so nice outside!!

Let's take a look at what'cha been workin' on, shall we? Up this week is cream on cream on cream! 3 great restyles from dark and drab to light and fab, lol!

First up, let's take a look at Estela's cabinet 'before'. We all know this one, most of us own something just like it:

And now here is Estela's cabinet after being restyled in van Gogh fossil paint using the soft creamy white colour: 'chalk'. It looks so pretty now! Great job Estela - thank you for sharing!

Next up this week is another dark piece that's been brought to the lighter side. Check out Emily's dresser 'before' and 'after' pictures below . . . it looks like a whole new piece! So much lighter and fresher. Beautiful work Emily - thank you for sharing!

And last but definitely not least this week is a console table restyled by Christine. Again this piece went from dark and damaged to light and bright. Strategically place distressing over this piece helps keep the look soft. Well done Christine - thank you for sharing!

 . . .and here is a glimpse 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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Home, Garden & Decor Show a success!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

The weekend went by in a fury of activity for The Inspiration Nest and myself. On Thursday we built and painted walls, packed up the studio and moved to Deer Creek. Friday morning we pulled our space together and by 3pm we were all set and ready to greet! We met so many wonderful people over the weekend and are completely humbled and thankful to everyone for all of the lovely comments on our created space! 

Incase you missed it here are a few images of the space we pulled together. All of the reclaimed furniture was restyled by Mango Reclaimed, the overall space and vision (including all the beautiful flower arrangements) were pulled together by The Inspiration Nest . . .and we are very gracious to Urban Barn in Whitby and Osso Lighting in Oshawa for letting us borrow some beautiful decor items to really make our space feel like home.

We divided the space into two distinct areas (please disregard the busy carpet pattern which we were unable to completely cover, lol). The first space was a formal dining room complete with restyled buffet, mirror, chairs and dining table:

We also pulled together an inviting living room space complete with couch, restyled storage cabinet, coffee table, club chairs, end table and sideboard:

Leslie (The Inspiration Nest) and I also did presentations on the main stage on Sunday afternoon which went over great. Thank you to everyone who came out to hear our talks! Watch my blog for the completed restyled dresser that I started on stage. A gorgeous 4 drawer dresser van Gogh painted in 'calm seas' and 'morning mist' creating an ombre effect up the drawers.

We are so very thankful to our amazing support network of family, friends and contractors that helped us pull everything together (and on Sunday pull everything back apart) - thank you!! 

I hope you enjoyed all of our hard work - special thanks to all the wonderful people we met over the weekend - because of you it is all worth it!

Many of the restyled items showcased this weekend are now available for purchase at Mango Reclaimed, so please contact us if you're interested.