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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.