Christmas Hours 2014

20 Dec

Christmas 2014

If you’re thinking of popping in to see us over the holidays, here’s when we’ll be at the shop. Thank you for all your inspiration, smiles and great before-and-after photos this year! We’re very grateful for our amazing customers. Wishing you all a safe, happy and colourful holiday time, and we look forward to seeing [...]

Last minute gift ideas!

12 Dec

Starter Kit Christmas 2014

The crunch is on — less than two weeks until Christmas! If you’re still looking for some gift ideas, we have a few suggestions… We’re still offering our special Christmas Starter Kit! A great gift for someone wanting to get into Chalk Paint™, or the perfect opportunity for you aficionados to stock up and get [...]

Hard hardware decisions…

28 Nov

We just had an epic hardware battle on Facebook. We asked what people preferred, the blue knobs or the crystal knobs for this cute antique dresser. What do you think?   The Crystal? Or the Blue? Well, the Crystal killed it, with 42 votes. Blue got 18. Some thought the blue made it too busy, [...]

#AnnieSloanLate: The plan for Friday

18 Nov

Workshop at Malenka Originals

As you may have already heard, this Friday is #AnnieSloanLate, an international event where Annie Sloan stockists around the world are opening their doors after dark. Please join us at Malenka Originals this Friday, November 21st from 5-9pm, where we’ll have a few extra special events happening, and a chance to raise money for CHEO. [...]


11 Nov


We’ll be open late on Friday, November 21st for Annie Sloan Late! We’ll have giveaways, specials and demos — plus ALL 32 colours out for a special sample board painting session, with proceeds going to CHEO. Save the date, and stay tuned for more details.    

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 — [...]