Pop-Up on CTV

12 Sep

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, [...]

Girls’ Weekend

30 Mar

Just back from a busy weekend at the National Women’s Show. Here’s booth 805 just before the crowds hit! The pieces drew a lot of attention, especially this before/after piece in Provence with loads of dark Soft Wax. People were very excited to hear how I just painted straight over that shiny surface without having [...]

Come on Spring!

28 Feb

We’ve been having a brutal winter here in Ottawa this year, and everyone is sooo done with it. So, when I was asked to come on CTV News at Noon, I wanted to do a big burst of colour to chase these winter blues away. I also wanted to show viewers how versatile Chalk Paint™ [...]

Home is where your door is…

4 Feb

Katrina Barclay Wood Stripe Door

What does home mean to you? Judging from all the entries in Habitat for Humanity’s fundraiser “Habitat Unhinged: 20 Doors for 20 Years”, the answer varies hugely depending on who you ask. Our local Habitat for Humanity gave twenty different artists in the National Capitol Region the chance to try and express their feelings about [...]