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 […]

Coming again this Fall…the Refreshed Furniture Pop-Up Shop!

12 Jul

inside Tent 2 500

Of course we’re doing it again! The last two were just too much fun. This year we have big plans. Scheming is underway to find a new location. We want to make this year’s Pop-Up Shop even bigger and better, with loads more furniture. Last year we had to limit it to 20 vendors, but […]

Bring on the red and white…

29 Jun

Deacon's bench

We’ll be closed Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day. But here’s some red and white to get you inspired for the big day. Dresser in Old White with Clear Soft Wax and gentle distressing.     Rocker in Emperor’s Silk with Clear and Dark Soft Wax.   Antique tea trolley in Old White with Clear […]

A quick colour theory lesson, compliments of Country Grey

13 Jun

Orange in drawers!

This sweet three-drawer antique dresser has been a fixture in the shop. But it’s now time to let it go…     As many of you know from visiting Malenka Originals, we don’t have a huge amount of space, so have to be choosy about which pieces we keep in the shop. The furniture we […]

Open Thursday evenings for Summer 2015

5 May

summer 2015 hours

Summer evenings are beautiful down in Britannia Village! Pop by some time this summer — we’ll be open until 8pm on Thursdays. The late opening will be starting this week, until the end of August…and maybe longer. We’ll keep you posted!

Annie does MCM…

25 Apr

Annie Sloan Artwork

We like all types of furniture, but it seems that us girls here at Malenka Originals have a particular soft spot for Mid-century modern pieces. (If you haven’t already met them, Erin and Cristina work at the shop, and also both have businesses painting beautiful pieces with Chalk Paint™. Check out more of Erin’s work […]

More workshop dates…

8 Apr

3 boards march 500

Our workshops are filling up super fast, which must mean it’s really truly Spring — everyone is itching to jump into their projects! We’ve just added six workshops for May. Chalk Paint™: The Basics, where we produce beautiful samples like these… In Chalk Paint: The Basics, you’ll leave five of the most important Chalk Paint […]

5 Apr

Easter Bunnies

Wishing you a happy, relaxing Easter from all of us at Malenka Originals (even the bunnies!).

Easter Hours 2015

31 Mar

Easter Hours

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Happy Spring!

20 Mar

Tulips March 2015

We’re so excited it’s the first day of Spring. Even if it doesn’t really look it outside (it’s still in the minus digits here in Ottawa, and there’s lots of snow on the ground), we’re still feeling a huge relief that this long, long winter is coming to an end. Here’s a little bit of […]