Spreading the Chalk Paint™ cheer

26 Nov

Christmas 2014

Here we go! It’s time to find the perfect gift. We’d love to see lots of Chalk Paint™ under the tree this year, so we’ve put together a few gift ideas for you. These are sure to please both the novice painter in your life, and those that have already painted the whole house Duck […]

Special pop-up workshop this weekend

18 Nov

Techniques with Chalk Paint™

There are still a few spots open for our special pop-up workshop this Sunday, November 22nd, at Maker House Co.! Maker House Co. is a new social enterprise retail store in Hintonburg. Featuring beautiful handmade home & furniture items made locally by over 50 real makers, every item at Maker House has a story. As […]

Pop-Up Pics…

27 Oct

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Our 3rd Pop-Up Shop this year was the best yet! A huge crowd, great weather and even more beautiful pieces packed into the parking lot than the previous pop-ups. I’ve just gotten these pictures back from photographer Jeff Bond , who took some really great snaps of the day. We’ll have more pictures up soon, […]

Pop-Up Plan!

1 Oct

Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop

Only two more sleeps until the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop! It’s been very exciting to see all the momentum and buzz building around this year’s event. We were also really happy to be invited on CTV News at Noon last week, and CTV Ottawa Morning Live this week to talk about the event. (You can […]

Special $10 Workshop at the Pop-Up!

28 Sep

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This is it! Your chance to get in and learn two beautiful Chalk Paint™ techniques — plus how to properly wax — for ONLY $10! And, it’s for a great cause too. We’ve prepared a quick and easy workshop that we’ll be running all day during the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop on October 3rd. Come […]

Two more weeks…

21 Sep


The date is quickly sneaking up on us! Make sure to join us on Saturday, October 3rd for our 3rd annual Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop at Malenka Originals. We have over 20 vendors bringing beautiful painted creations to sell. Come to buy, or just come for the inspiration!

Happy 25th Anniversary, Chalk Paint™!

11 Sep

Chalk Paint is 25!

It’s been 25 years since Annie Sloan revolutionized decorative painting by inventing her now internationally known and loved, Chalk Paint™. Hundreds of Annie Sloan stockists from around the world will be descending on Oxford, England, this weekend, to celebrate this important anniversary with a huge soiree. Regrettably, I couldn’t make it. We’re busy getting ready […]

Date set for 3rd Annual Pop-Up Shop!

3 Sep

Third Annual Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop

A date has been set. Tents have been booked. And our vendors are busy painting up a storm. It’s that time of year again… If you haven’t experienced one of our Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shops in the past two years, you can check out some pictures here from 2013 and here from 2014. It all […]

My summer crush

27 Aug

Malenka Originals Bench

I’ve been spending a lot of time with this bench over the last few months. It’s become a bit of a summer crush. But this is not simply some frivolous affair. No, I loved this bench when it was at its worst. From the first moment I spotted it. Even when it looked like this. […]

An Outdoor Afterword

3 Aug

Malenka Originals flower planter

Summer might be half-way through, but there’s still lots of great outdoor painting days left. When we’re asked by customers about using Chalk Paint™ outdoors, I’ve often been known to escort them outside. No, they didn’t say anything wrong…it’s just that my best example for using Chalk Paint outside is actually on the front of […]