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A unique combo of workshop and store, Malenka Originals is a place to learn, share, and get inspired about painted furniture. Along with selling select pieces of refreshed furniture, Malenka Originals is the exclusive Ottawa stockist for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan, along with other products for refreshing furniture. Malenka Originals is located in Hintonburg and also offers workshops for those wantMaling a creative space to learn about painting furniture.


If you have ever swooned over Pinterest-worthy furniture transformations but tend to pump the brakes when it comes to tackling your own projects, you won’t want to miss this special workshop with Ottawa’s own Chalk Paint™ expert. This is an exciting opportunity to join a special 1-hour workshop for hands-on instruction and advice from certified Annie Sloan stockist and owner of Malenka Originals, Katrina Barclay. Learn all about Annie Sloan’s revolutionary decorative paint, as you achieve your own aged, rustic finish, and a beachy wash. After the painting, you’ll learn all about using wax to give your pieces the perfect finish.

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Don’t miss the fun with flower workshops presented by FlowerNite! FlowerNite by Bloomex is Ottawa’s fastest growing social event, providing creativity and laughs for all guests.

At this year’s workshop, floral instructors will walk you through the creation of a beautiful winter centrepiece. Enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers, learn about arranging and enjoy a lively Q & A –    all while learning DIY floral creations!

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The Urban Botanist brings the outside world inside with gardening under glass in an urban environment. Their fully comprehensive workshops are a hands-on learning experience that leave you filled with knowledge about botanical care, plant varieties, environments and more.

Build your own chic and stylish kokedama ball or design a unique (& real) moss frame with The Urban Botanist. These easy to make and trendy one of kind pieces will be a beautiful green décor addition to your home. Learn all about plants and more during The Urban Botanist workshops!

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Recreated Designs provides a variety of learning opportunities through in person classes, online videos and DIY blog posts that help to empower you to create beautiful, rustic décor.  For those who prefer to have us do the creating, we also make unique one-of-a-kind pieces out of reclaim wood and vintage finds.

Create your own beautiful rustic hanging ‘Let it Snow’ sign during the Recreated Designs workshops.  Participants will learn how to use Milk paint to stain raw wood and how to hand paint lettering on a sign to give it a worn, rustic look.  Signs will be finished with a hemp twine cord so that they are ready to be hung with pride.  The best part is, you get to take your new masterpiece home!