October 18, 2013

Big Announcement Part Three: Our Workshops Launch

Everyone has been asking about our Workshops! 

...and we knew we wanted to start them off at Apple Box™ Design Studio with something special, so we invited the fabulous Jennylyn Pringle to lead the first workshop in our new space!

Jennylyn is the President of Homestead House Paint Company, makers of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and a proud Canadian business.

Join us on Saturday, October 26th for "Got Milk Paint?" and learn from this consummate Milk Paint expert.  Register below to meet Jennylyn and learn everything you need to know to 'reimagine with confidence!'

Got Milk Paint? Workshop
Taking our hands-on Milk Paint Workshop will ensure that you acquire a strong knowledge of how to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Furniture Wax and Antiquing Wax. You will complete a special project to take home along with your new skills.  Let the reimagining begin!

All in-class supplies, light snacks and beverages are included.  Just show up in your paint clothes and be ready to have fun!

This hands on workshop offers:
  • History, characteristics and preparation of Milk Paint
  • Different uses of Milk Paints on wood, ceramic, metal, drywall etc.
  • Easy methods of custom colour matching
  • Faux-finishing techniques, antiquing, distressing etc.
  • Crackle finishes 

Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:   $225 + GST   (Includes all in-class supplies, light snacks and beverages.)

- Limited Seating -
Register early and save $25! (offer valid until Oct.20th 11:59 PM)

All workshops take place at:

Apple Box Design Studio
#105, 5 Rowland Crescent
St. Albert, Alberta

October 09, 2013

Project Personality: Big Announcement Part Two!

Project Personality
with Apple Box Boutique founder Leanne Playter Korsos

Well, hello! It's been awhile...
We've received plenty of email about our post "Here is Part One of Three BIG Announcements!" and we know you are wondering why it has been so quiet on our blog. We've been working hard on something FABULOUS!

First, let me say that AppleBox™ Boutique in Highlands is our beloved gem and while it will remain open (and will always be our charming-little-cottage-chic first love!), we felt it was time to allow ourselves to spread our wings.

I am thrilled to announce that Apple Box Design Studio is opening in St. Albert, AB!

When we were choosing a location, we wanted it to be easily accessible, and found a great space a couple of blocks from the Lois Hole Enjoy Centre.  Our new Studio is just off of Anthony Henday Drive which we've discovered over the last couple of months is a super-fast way to get completely around the city and out to the surrounding areas.

But that isn't all of our BIG news!

As huge fans and stockists of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan, we've learned that the woman behind this incredible paint is a down-to-earth gal that truly supports the folks that use her products and everyone that is involved with her company. We're proud to be a part of it, and super-excited about this...

Grand Opening featuring Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan, British decorative paint expert and creator of Chalk Paint™ is in Canada and making a rare appearance at our Grand Opening event.

Judging from her recent stop at the Toronto Home Show, everyone wants to meet Annie and while we wish we could invite you all, our 2300 square feet can only fit so many!  So our Grand Opening will be a private event, by invitation only, and here's how you can attend:

*Send us a note about your project + before and after pictures of the piece you painted with the one and only Chalk Paint by noon (MT) tomorrow, Thurs. Oct. 10th and you'll be entered into a draw for tickets to our Grand Opening including a demo by Annie Sloan and complimentary cocktail reception.

Don't have a painted piece to share?  LIKE our Facebook page for more opportunities to win a chance to attend our Grand Opening featuring Annie Sloan and be among the first to visit Apple Box Design Studio.

Send your submissions by noon (MT) tomorrow to

For more about Apple Box™ Design Studio and upcoming events (like our Studio Launch Party - a public event), visit our website   and be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page!

We're looking forward to your visit!

~♥~ Leanne

*All images and your notes may be published online, in print or at our Boutique and/or Studio.
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