couldn't stop at just one!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

We've shared the tahiti chair in photos but until you see the before, it is hard to imagine the transformation and loving attention involved in our repurposing process. Take a look at what we started with ...

before & after ...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

a picture is worth a thousand words ... two thousand, coming right up! Here's an example of a recent repurposing project ... this is our passion, we have many great pieces in the store or you can come by to discuss one of your own!

Mignonne Décor featured in SF Apartment Therapy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We were delighted to have SF's Apartment Therapy visit our shop and feature an article concerning our new location. Some great photos of our new digs were included ,,, and a discussion of our furniture design and repurposing services.

Just CLICK HERE to read the article!

Thanks for the support, we appreciated the great response!

let the anticipation begin!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

you can start to get excited now ... Johnelle just booked her ticket for France in September ... and she's bringing an extra suitcase ... empty!!!

let the treasure hunting begin ...

refinishing furniture is recycling, don't ya know?!

Friday, August 14, 2009

as you can probably tell by now, Mignonne is a big fan of refinishing and repurposing furniture. not only is it a wonderful creative outlet for Johnelle, it serves a purpose in the community - supporting sustainability efforts.

choosing vintage, repurposed furniture for your décor needs helps by ...

* reducing the amount of trees harvested for new furniture ... this conserves natural resources and energy!

* reusing existing furniture means one less item in a dump or landfill somewhere!

* recycling by refinishing a piece, transforming it into something new and usable again!

okay, those are all worthwhile contributions. but when you purchase a vintage piece at Mignonne, you can also satisfy your desire for beauty and chic in your living space. Johnelle's art background and flair for customizing furniture means you will have a uniquely beautiful décor piece for your home.

Johnelle can do a custom project for you, whether it is on a furniture element you already have, seeking out a special piece for you, or personalizing something we already have in stock.

Give us a call or stop by the store to discuss further ... and get on board for doing your part to green up our world!

totally tahiti!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We've named this adorable chair "Tahiti" ... you can take a seat and be transported to a tropical paradise ... with its mango arms and gorgeous linen fabric ... it is the perfect spot to while away some time daydreaming of your favorite island getaway ...

In french this is called a 'fateuil', take note of the casters on the legs ...

And at $195, a heck of a lot cheaper than the vacation!

butternut ... butternut

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More repurposed deliciousness! This darling petite shelf has been revamped to be a perfect addition to almost any room! Johnelle named it "Butternut " for its tones of olive and yellow. It would look darling in a bathroom mounted to a wall for extra shelving or in a kitchen for books, liquor bottles, spices etc.. This piece however, could work in almost any room for a little bit of extra style... Hand refinished means this multi-dimensional unit is absolutely one-of-a-kind.

Stop by 2447 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley to get a 'real-life' view!


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