Painted furniture at 24 Sussex?

11 Feb

Dropping off a gift to the Prime Minister of Canada

Back in December, I found myself in front of a truly inconspicuous address in downtown Ottawa. If you aren’t looking for it, you’d completely miss it. If fact, I’m sure hundreds of Ottawans walk past it every day without even a glance or a thought. But despite it’s covert appearance — basically it was a […]

Hintonburg, here we come!

16 Jan

Malenka Originls is moving!

We’re super excited about this news! As of March 1st, we’ll be moving to a sweet new shop in Hintonburg, in central Ottawa. We’ve loved our time in Britannia Village. It’s been an incredible area to start the business. But we’re really excited about this new beginning, and can’t wait to show you what we’re […]

Happy New Year!

1 Jan

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It’s been a truly excellent year. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our incredible customers for sharing so much fun, colour and creativity with us every day.   Here’s wishing each and every one of you a superb 2016. With love from the Malenka Originals crew…Cristina, Pat, Jennifer, Laurie, Hannah & Katrina.

Happy Holidays!

22 Dec

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a happy and colourful holiday time!

Happy faces and colourful fingers of 2015…

12 Dec

Workshops at Malenka Originals

Well that’s a wrap! We had our last workshop of 2015 this week, which totals a staggering 412 amazing people who came and took a workshop with us this year! THANK YOU to each and every one of you. We were over-the-moon that you decided to come spend your time with us. If you didn’t […]

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 […]