Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop Debrief

1 Oct

Malenka Originals Pop Up Shop

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop! We had an incredible turnout, and were blown away by everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm about the event. The pieces on show were beautiful, and it was obvious all the vendors worked extremely hard to make this such a colourful day. [...]

31 Days of Chalk Paint™ Love!

30 Sep

31 Days, 31 Chalk Paint™ colours, 31 Annie Sloan Canadian Stockists! Get ready for this fun event that includes inspiration, giveaways and lots of Chalk Paint™ love! Visit the Annie Sloan Canada 31 Days of Chalk Paint Facebook page to get involved and have a chance to win! Each day, a new colour will be [...]

Happy 2nd Birthday, Malenka Originals

22 Sep

Malenka Originals Demos

We opened our doors on September 22, 2012, so we’re officially two! The store has changed a bit. Here’s how it looked on opening day… And this was the scene on September 22, 2014, during the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop demos… (And the crowd was that packed-in all the way out the door!) We are [...]

Pop-Up on CTV

12 Sep

CTV Sept 2014 Malenka Originals

We were so excited to be invited back to CTV this week to film a segment about the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop! It’s now online to watch here. It’s always a fantastic time with Leanne Cusack, who is just as enthusiastic and warm off camera as she is on. We gave a sneak peek of [...]

Pop-Up Shop Demonstration Schedule

12 Sep

You already know to expect a whole heap of amazing, colourful, unique pieces at the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, September 20th in the Malenka Originals parking lot. But we’re also offering some fun stuff in the store, including demonstrations of some exciting Chalk Paint™ techniques and ideas. Here’s the demonstration schedule: 11:00 — [...]

Now open Tuesdays!

8 Sep

Malenka Originals now open Tuesdays

Starting September 9th, 2014, we’ll be open on Tuesdays! Shop hours at Malenka Originals are Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am – 5pm. See you soon!    

Second Annual Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop!

19 Aug

Second Annual Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop at Malenka Originals

Save the date! It’s going to be bigger and better than last year, with more vendors, all different demos, and some discounts too! If you couldn’t make it last year, have a look at these great photos of our first pop-up shop, taken by photographer Laura Brisson. We didn’t get an exact count, but there [...]

Sneak peak at the Paintovation

29 Jul

Chalk Paint on laminate floors

My life has been under construction this month, as my family moves houses. Whew…it’s only been 3 years since our last move, but I forgot how all-encompassing and consuming it is. The fun part is that I’ve been able to really go wild with my Chalk Paint projects. No surface is safe. Even my toes. [...]

June afternoons with Old White and French Linen

11 Jun

Jessica working

I’ve been really loving the combo of Old White and French Linen lately. There’s something about the coolness of the French Linen contrasted with the softness of Old White. This is an antique dresser we’ve had in the shop for a little while, but has now gone to a very good home. The drawers are [...]

New Workshops!

4 May

Malenka Originals Workshop

We now have a bunch of new workshops posted online for May, June and July! The one everyone has been asking for is back. Join our full-day introduction to Chalk Paint™ workshop on Sunday, July 6th or Sunday, August 10th. The full day workshop goes from 10am-5pm. You’ll learn five basic techniques on sample boards, [...]