April 24, 2013

New Hours and an Update

Hi there,

This is Mista, Leanne's Daughter. I may have met some of you in person at the Boutique, on the phone or online with your orders these past few weeks....

As you are all aware Leanne travelled to London this month and had a wonderful time! I can't wait to see her blog post with all of her photos and stories of her experiences!

After a few days home in Canada she became ill (if you follow Apple Box Boutique on Facebook you already know I came in Tuesday for her because of said illness).... She is still quite ill and will need some time to recover from what she has.

Below is what I posted on Facebook... It also includes the hours for Today and Thursday. I'll do my best to keep Facebook and the Blog updated with hours for the store as Leanne recovers.

 I'll thank you in advance for your understanding while we try to keep up with everything that Leanne does around here.

"A little heart to heart with all of you lovely folks.... Leanne is very ill... It's going to take her some time to recover so please bare with us while we adjust to make sure the Boutique is open as much as possible (please don't panic, she will be alright it's just going to take some time to be completely healthy again - which I'm requiring before she comes back to work). There are new hours for Wednesday and Thursday THIS week posted below.... Friday we ...will be closed. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you... We are doing our best to keep up with all online orders and answering emails and voice mails but please do have patience as this is a completely new area for many of us.

Thank you for being such wonderful customers, you all make the Boutique feel like home! We love hearing your stories and seeing what you are creating!

And keep checking our FB page for updates on schedule changes and such as well as this blog site.

Thank you!

  (aka: Leanne's Daughter)"

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*Please note Wednesday the 24th and Thursday the 25th!!!!

April 22, 2013

Reimagined Monday: Tatiana's Bedside Table

It's our first official Reimagined Monday since returning from our Destination Downton trip, and we're really excited to share this one with you.

A few weeks ago, Kerry Engel visited the Boutique along with her daughter Tatiana.  They were on a mission to complete a project during spring break and it immediately became clear that these two lovely ladies were already experienced crafters!

Tatiana had been remaking her bedroom and wanted to reimagine her sidetable to work with her new decor. And WOW... does this teen have an eye for design!

Tatiana's Bedside Table

Arles... it is one of our favourite Chalk Paint® colours and it is a bold choice.  Tatiana, fabric swatch in hand, was fearless and confident that this was the right colour for her bedside table.

This sweet and simple table has great lines and is the perfect piece to showcase a pop of colour without being fussy or overstated.

Some of the great things about Chalk Paint® are that it has no smell, is low-VOC and dries quickly, which makes painting indoors a dream.  

Tatiana threw down a little cardboard to protect the floor and started her project on-the-spot.

Since the table was previously grey, Tatiana distressed through the Arles to let just enough peek through to create dimension, and to pull in the grey in her wallpaper and linens.

The result is this fabulous, custom piece:

 ... the perfect accent for an already stellar bedroom makeover.
All phtotos courtesy of Kerry Engel

Kerry and Tatiana breezed into the Boutique like a breath of fresh spring air and then infused it into the decor.  We think we may have a future designer in our midst!

Thank you for sharing your project, Tatiana... We can't wait to see what you do next.

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April 19, 2013

New Chalk Paint® Workshop: April 28th

Chalk It Up To Fabulous Workshop

This is the Chalk Paint® class everyone has been asking about!  Spend an afternoon reimagining your small furniture or home decor item.

Learn application techniques, colour layering, distressing techniques and the how-tos of finishing using clear and dark Soft Wax.  Then apply your new skills and reimagine your own piece, with expert guidance on hand.

Must be able to carry in your item unassisted.

Includes paint, finishes and all painting supplies for use during class.  
Lunch and beverages are provided.

Attendees will also receive 10% off all Annie Sloan products purchased on the day of the workshop.

Just show up in your paint clothes and be ready to have fun!

Date:         Sunday, April 28, 2013
Time:        11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  Apple Box Boutique 6507 - 112 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
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April 06, 2013

Destination Downton: Limited Boutique Hours

 Destination Downton

And so it begins... our journey through England!

A few weeks ago we posted that we'll have limited hours to accomodate a business trip overseas.  Today is the final day of regular Boutique hours until we make our return on April 23rd.

Starting this coming week we will be open as follows:

April 8th to April 21st

Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Saturdays by appointment only (contact with limited availability.

"Destination Downton" has been all the rage on TV screens around the world, and every time we watch we see sumptuous costumes and sets in which more than one Chalk Paint®  colour appears.

Inspired by our excursion and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® being from the UK, we wanted to share our muse.  Enjoy!

Archways and balcony in Chalk Paint® colours Old White and  Pure White with Soft Clear and Dark Wax
Walls in Chalk Paint® colour Coco, fireplace and archways in Old White, chairs in Antoinette, Scandinavian Pink and Louis Blue, Floor rug accents in Pure White and Aubusson Blue, Clock and Coffee table in Graphite
Dresses and cabinet in Chalk Paint® colours Graphite, Old White and Emperor's Silk
Lamps and table fabric in Chalk Paint® colours Pure White and Aubusson Blue, Chairs in Scandinavian Pink, Sofas in Emperor's Silk, Chaise in Old Ochre, Scandinavian Pink and Emperor's Silk
Dresses in Chalk Paint® colours (left) Primer Red, (right) Emile and Old Violet, Ottoman in Emperor's Silk and Antoinette
Sofa in Chalk Paint® colours Antoinette and Old White,Walls in Louis Blue, door and wall panelling in PureWhite with Soft Clear and Dark Wax,  Dress in Emile
Lovely dresses in  colours (left) Graphite over Old White, (Centre) Greek Blue and French Linen, (right) in Old White
Suit in Chalk Paint® colour Graphite, Vest in Old White, Shirt in Pure White
The wallpaper is a beautiful William Morris paper in Chalk Paint® colours French Linen and Old White, wall panelling in Old Ochre
Dress in Chalk Paint® colours Old Violet and Old White, Pin in Antoinette, Vase in Antibes Green with Soft Clear and Dark Wax

The rest of these images are simply "gratuitous" (grin)  and we happily leave you to your senses.

Have a lovely 2 weeks!


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April 03, 2013

April Colours of the Month: Save and Give with Every Purchase!

Daffodil Month, held every April, is a national fundraising campaign of the Canadian Cancer Society. During the month, volunteers are involved with numerous activities to raise vital funds for the fight against cancer.

This month, we've selected the colours of the Daffodil campaign to show our support and join in the fight against cancer. For every quart sold, we will donate $2 to the Canadian Cancer Society; Save and Give with every purchase of our April Colours of the Month: Arles and Linen! 

Donations can also be made directly at:

Here are a few fabulous projects to get you started on reimagining...

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint: Linen

Miss Mustard Seed
White Lace Cottage
Knot Too Shabby Furnishings

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan: Arles

Paint In My Hair
The Shanty Girl
R. Lucas Scott
Twice Nice

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