The Mango Paint story . . .

The story of Mango Paint for me began back in 2002 when I first began painting furniture. My boyfriend and I had just gotten our first apartment downtown Toronto as we were both attending University there – and we could NOT afford to make our apartment look the way we wanted, lol! We wanted nice things, but could only afford school books and groceries . . . enter a second-hand set of bedside tables and quart of white paint.

It was love.

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The full version of this story is rather long and sort of personal – if you’d like to read it anyways, click here (coming soon).

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For everyone else, I’ll try and keep it to the short version here, (it’s kinda like a choose your own adventure story), lol:

After years of painting furniture as a hobby, I opened a vintage furniture studio in Whitby, Ontario called Mango Reclaimed. Since opening in 2013 Mango Reclaimed has custom restyled over 3,000 pieces of furniture, reclaimed and sold too many treasures to count, taught an extensive amount of painting workshops and have helped infinite number of lovely customers to complete their own DIY projects.

The very first paint line I brought into my studio was van Gogh Fossil paint. I LOVED this paint so much because it was so easy to use and had the most incredible finish! van Gogh Fossil Paint was a Canadian made, low VOC, eco friendly, water based paint that made reclaiming furniture with professional results super easy! It also distressed really well and had the softest feeling finish of any paint I had ever tried! Again – it was love.

In 2019 the wonderfully creative and caring owner of the van Gogh Fossil paint line was ready to retire – knowing how much I loved the paint line and with a desire to empower another woman in business – she asked if I would like to take over?

And heck yes – I did!

So after retailing this incredible paint line in my vintage furniture studio for 7 years – and now with a new name, new brand, an updated colour palette and backed with enthusiasm and a true love for this product – I am so proud to offer Mango Paint to customers and retailers across North America!

Melanie Curley CEO of Mango Paint holding a paint covered brush in front of her smiling face
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Collection of van Gogh Fossil paint cans surrounding the feet of Melanie Curley CEO of Mango Paint