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Malenka Originals  Shop and workshop in #Hintonburg, #Ottawa. Refreshed furniture & products for refinishing. Stockists for #ChalkPaint by Annie Sloan. #upcycle

Took the kids to work for 30 mins to get some stuff done. Left 4.5 hours later having barely done anything. The kids had a great time! #summertime #workingmom #smallbusinessowner

Lovely #paintedpaddles and smiling faces at last night's workshop. #malenkaworkshop #Ottawa #anniesloanstockist #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint

Two of the seven beautiful #paintedpaddles from last night's workshop. #ChalkPaint #malenkaworkshop #Ottawa #anniesloanstockist

Our first paddle painting workshop is underway! Paddles have been waxed and now we're in the taping process. Get ready for colour...#ChalkPaint cans are being opened imminently! #paintedpaddles #Ottawa #anniesloanstockist #AnnieSloan @anniesloanhome

As the daughter of a long-established Ontario paddle maker, Jennifer Bell knows a thing or two about paddles. And as an interior decorator, she also has a keen eye for colours and designs. Jennifer has painted a few paddles for our Pieces of Canada display, and she will also be running a paddle painting workshops at Malenka Originals in July. Click here for more info and booking:

The abundance of beautiful green forests in Canada and a love of the outdoors inspired Lisa Silfwerbrand of Recreated Designs to create this piece for our Pieces of Canada display. The distressed and perfectly chippy look — showing the deep, rich wood underneath — mixes beautifully with the forest of trees stencil. See Lisa's piece for yourself during July at Malenka Originals.

Teresa Shevel of @tessiescreations Tessie's Creations wonders what pieces from the past would say if they could talk, but she bets this vintage suitcase would have a bunch of tales to share. “Maybe it went around the world, but more than likely it travelled within our great country,” Teresa adds. To help preserve this and bring it back from being worn out and tired, Teresa instead gave it a whole new purpose. Thus came the meeting of a vintage suitcase and vintage table legs. A unique piece that brings the past to the present. Come and see Teresa's table at Malenka Originals until the end of July during our Pieces of Canada display.

Michelle Muncaster from A Refreshing Change not only dug deep into her childhood memories of Canada for our Pieces of Canada display, but also dug deep into her stamp collection! The stamps on her piece were issued in 1967 to commemorate Canada’s centennial. As a child, she would look at these stamps when visiting her Grandparents who had a Centennial collector’s box. She was fascinated by the art on the stamps. When asked to produce a piece of furniture for our Pieces of Canada display, she went back to her stamp collection for some inspiration. You can see Michelle's piece until the end of July at Malenka Originals.

Happy Canada Day! #Canada150 #CanadaDay #Ottawa

Our Pieces of Canada display celebrating #Canada150 is now on at Malenka Originals! This piece was done by Cristina Maal, a recent Canadian citizen after moving here from Venezuela. Find out about Cristina's inspiration at

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