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About Recreated Designs

At Recreated Designs, we’re passionate about transforming unwanted, outdated furniture into contemporary, beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. And we’re also equally passionate about helping and teaching others to do the same.

A unique combo of workshop and store, Recreated Designs is a place to learn, share, and get inspired about painted furniture.

- See more at: http://www.malenka.ca/about/#sthash.rQyobupi.dpuf

At Recreated Designs, we’re passionate about transforming unwanted, outdated furniture into contemporary, beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. And we’re also equally passionate about helping and teaching others to do the same.

A unique combo of workshop and store, Recreated Designs is a place to learn, share, and get inspired about painted furniture.

- See more at: http://www.malenka.ca/about/#sthash.rQyobupi.dpuf
For furniture and home decor painting and upcycling inspiration, step-by-step projects, and oodles and oodles of tips and tricks, check out the Recreated Designs blog! Find it all here... 

 

What We Do

At Recreated Designs, we’re passionate about two things...
Transforming unwanted furniture into beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces AND teaching you how to do the same.
As a combo of workshop and store, Recreated Designs is your place in Ottawa to learn and get inspired about painted furniture and home decor.
Along with selling select pieces of refreshed furniture, we sell many of the most sought-after products for refinishing on the market today. We are well-known as the exclusive Ottawa stockist for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan, and also carry the full line of other Annie Sloan products such as wax, paint and wax brushes, stencils and books. We are also retailers for Fusion Mineral PaintIron Orchid DesignGeneral Finishes, and much, much more.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our paints have little to no harmful VOCs or harsh chemicals.
  • Buying upcycled furniture or transforming your own piece cuts down needless waste and keeps furniture out of landfills.
  • Our workshops guide you on how to use chalk & decorative paint to refresh your furniture and home decor.
  • With over 10 years in the business, we are Ottawa’s go-to spot for everything painted furniture.

Meet Our Owner

Lisa Silfwerbrand

Lisa SilfwerbrandLisa is the author behind the popular Recreated Designs blog about upcycling inexpensive (and most often free!) vintage, flea market, and dump centre finds. She and the Recreated Designs blog have been featured around the web, on TV, and in print, daily inspiring others to tap into their creativity while saving things from the global landfill.

As the recipient of a 2019 creativity award, Lisa teaches paint and art classes here at Recreated Designs and virtually and loves engaging with fellow creatives. She has also taught audiences worldwide through a series of regular shows geared towards upcycling and reuse for Hometalk TV. 

When not blogging, teaching, or hanging out at the cottage, Lisa loves to travel… hunting high and low for amazing vintage pieces. She has filled her home with these rustic finds creating a space that reminds her of simpler times and her love of nature.

For more info, inspiration and step-by-step tutorials, visit the Recreated Designs blog.                       
                                 

Meet Our Staff

Khristine Shopa

 Khristine has been creating for as long as she can   remember, from home decor to gardening, to   selling signs and upcycled furniture through her   Etsy shop Yankee Primitives. She is a creator of   all styles of furniture painting - shabby chic,   chippy/distressed, modern, and country and is   always eager to learn new techniques. Her   current favourite paint is Fusion Mineral Paint but   she has used many different brands including   Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Milk Paint. Iron   Orchid Design transfers, stamps, and moulds are a huge part of Khristine's creative arsenal as well. 

When not transforming pieces, Khristine loves to travel with her husband, spend time with her 4 children, practice yoga, garden, and cook. She looks forward to her new adventure with Recreated Designs! 

 

Louise Skabar

 

Michelle Muncaster

Michelle MuncasterMichelle paints and upcycles items under the name “A Refreshing Change.”  She loves to breathe new life into items that may have been forgotten or items that have cherished memories but no longer suite today’s décor styles. Michelle has been doing this all of her life but once she discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paint about 10 years ago, she became even more passionate about upcycling.  Her current focus is refinishing jewellery boxes as they provide an outlet to be very creative and to take things to the next level that people might be too afraid to use on larger pieces of furniture.

Find A Refreshing Change here... 

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ARefreshingChange

At Malenka Originals, we’re passionate about transforming unwanted, outdated furniture into contemporary, beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. And we’re also equally passionate about helping and teaching others to do the same.

A unique combo of workshop and store, Malenka Originals is a place to learn, share, and get inspired about painted furniture.


- See more at: http://www.malenka.ca/about/#sthash.rQyobupi.dpuf