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December 30, 2013

Reimagined Monday: A Very Special Gift using Chalk Paint™


We received this gem of a Reimagined Monday submission and are happy to share it with you now that Christmas has been celebrated and the surprise is out from under the tree!

Lois wanted to do something special for her son that has very personal meaning and felt that Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan was the perfect solution.

"Hi. Just finished my Christmas projects for my son.  My mother passed away at 94 years of age in September and left 3 very tired looking stacking stools to my eldest son.  I decided to give them a facelift and surprise him for Christmas. I am sure he is going to be as thrilled as I am.   

I had heard about Annie Sloan's chalk paint on a television program and was eager to give it a try.  I was so excited that there was a store relatively nearby (by prairie standards) and made the journey from Lloydminster to Edmonton to get some advice and my supplies.

Here are the before and afters:   

I started off with two coats of Emperor's Silk and followed up with 1 1/2 coats of graphite.   
I then waxed and sanded back the edges to reveal the red and then followed up with two additional layers of wax. Unfortunately when I purchased the paint you did not have any waxing brushes in stock so I applied the wax with a rag.
 
I think I would have been even more successful had I been able to use the brush but I am happy with the results nonetheless.
Perhaps I will win this context and get the much desired waxing brush!!  I am definitely going to use this paint again and have a long list of projects awaiting. 

Merry Christmas!

Lois Classen-Lorenz"

We think they look fantastic, Lois -- we agree that a wax brush makes projects that much easier and we hope you ended up with one in your Christmas stocking!

Best of luck in this month's Reimagined Monday draw!

Don't forget to enter our monthly contest for your chance to win!

Here's the info:

We would like to highlight more customer projects!  Send us your before/during/after pictures and tell us about your creative process using Chalk Paint™ or Milk Paint and you'll be entered into our monthly Reimagined Monday draw.


Each month we will give away a different item like paint, brushes, books, supplies, gift certificates and more. You don't have to be featured to be eligible... the month you enter is the month you will be included in the draw.


Send your name, pictures and story to:
info@appleboxboutique.com for your chance to win!

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Apple Box Boutique
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December 28, 2013

End Of Year Sale! Today and Tomorrow Only!


Don't miss our END OF YEAR SAVINGS EVENT at
Apple Box Boutique
in Edmonton
and
Apple Box Design Studio
in St. Albert  

THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Register for an upcoming workshop and receive a
$50 in-store credit!

Then we are closed until the New Year!

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Apple Box Boutique
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December 22, 2013

Last Minute Shopping? Get Emailable Gift Certificates!

Gift Certificates Now Available Via Email!
Order online at:  Emailable Gift Certificates or visit our 24 Hour Online Shop
 


Today and Tomorrow Only
Register for a Workshop and receive a $50 Credit!

This ‘jump-start’ workshop covers everything you need to know about Annie Sloan paints and waxes to get started on your Chalk Paint™ project

Chalk It Up To Fabulous (Bring your own piece)
Learn application techniques, distressing techniques and the how-tos of finishing using Soft Clear Wax and Soft Dark Wax.  Then apply your new skills and reimagine your own piece, with expert guidance on hand.
Got Milk Paint?
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. Then, let the reimagining begin!

Apple Box™ Design Studio in St. Albert or Apple Box™ Boutique in Edmonton
This DAILY DEAL lasts until closing today -- Don't miss it!


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Apple Box Boutique and Apple Box Design Studio


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December 20, 2013

Today's Daily Deal is...


Still looking for that host/hostess gift or the final touches on your tree or holiday dinner table?

How about something for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list?

For One Day Only
30% OFF
All Christmas Decor!


Available at
or

This DAILY DEAL lasts until closing today -- Don't miss it!

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Apple Box Boutique
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December 19, 2013

Today's Daily Deal Is...


For One Day Only 
25% OFF
All MMS Milk Paint!*


Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint is available at
or

This DAILY DEAL lasts until closing today -- Don't miss it!

, 
Apple Box Boutique

*Applies to all in-stock MMS Milk Paint
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December 18, 2013

Today's Daily Deal is...



TODAY
Stop in at Apple Box™ Design Studio or Apple Box™ Boutique for  25% off  all Christmas Decor.

We have a unique selection that make great Host and Hostess gifts + ornaments that will have your friends asking where you found them!

This DAILY DEAL lasts until closing today -- Don't miss it!


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Apple Box Boutique
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December 16, 2013

Reimagined Monday: Honey Oak Kitchen Gets a Sweet Makeover


Charlene Finlay-Westover's cabinets were your typical honey oak kitchen all the rage in the 80s. Dated and brassy, it was time for a change.

Since Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan requires no prep, all that is left to do on used kitchen cabinets is to give them a good cleaning to remove any surface oils.

In Charlene's case, the easiest part was opening up the quart of Paris Grey and getting started!  Finished with Clear Wax by Annie Sloan and given an old world patina with Dark Wax, this kitchen went from honey oak to SWEET.

Check out these lovely before and after pics!





Amazing what a little reimagination can do! 

Charlene wrote, "I am currently painting my old oak kitchen cabinets with your Annie Sloan chalk paint .... loving the results!  I am interested in attending the opening of the St. Albert store."

Thank you for sharing your fabulous project, Charlene -- these look like showroom cabinets!

Don't forget to enter our monthly contest for your chance to win!

Here's the info:

We would like to highlight more customer projects!  Send us your before/during/after pictures and tell us about your creative process using Chalk Paint™ or Milk Paint and you'll be entered into our monthly Reimagined Monday draw.


Each month we will give away a different item like paint, brushes, books, supplies, gift certificates and more. You don't have to be featured to be eligible... the month you enter is the month you will be included in the draw.


Send your name, pictures and story to:
info@appleboxboutique.com for your chance to win!

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Apple Box Boutique
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December 12, 2013

Holiday Open House! This Sunday from Noon - 4:00 PM


Join us on Sunday, December 15th for some holiday cheer!  
Cookies and treats and cider and more...

NOON
  • Doors open! Get in early to cash in on our 1 Day Only Discounts before your favourites are gone.
  • Be at Apple Box Design Studio prior to 1:00 PM to get your name in for our first draw.  If your name isn't selected then, you still have a chance at 3:00 PM, but you have to be in the store at the time of drawing to win!

1:00 PM
  • Your first chance to win!  Get your name in early and remember, you must be in the store to be eligible. Names and prizes will be drawn simultaneously so we'll all be surprised together!
  • Free Chalk Paint™ 101 Workshop at 1:00 PM. Right after our first draw, we will start our FREE workshop. 

No need to register!  Just show up in your paint clothes and learn about Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan!  Length of class is dependent on number of attendees, but should be about an hour. 

2:00 PM
  • Beginning at 2:00 PM, stop in with your own small project, or paint one of our trinkets and take it with you.

With Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan, you can paint wood (finished or unfinished), metal, plastic, glass, leather, fabric and more!

Need ideas?  How about bringing:
  • A picture frame
  • A small jewelry box
  • A vase
  • A candlestick holder
  • A couple of tree ornaments
  • A small mirror
  • A book cover
  • A small bird house
  • Wooden initials
  • Plastic wall decor
  • A pair of shoes 
... something fun to show off when you get home!

One project per person. We have the right to yay or nay your items so leave the armoire at home.  But with a staff member's thumbs up it is time to let the reimagining begin!

There will be Holiday Specials as well!
It is the perfect opportunity to get great deals on unique gifts and home decor items.

3:00 PM
  • Can you believe it?  It's another draw! Just like our 1:00 PM draw, you have to be in the store to win, and we'll find out what the prize is together! 
  •  Painting projects, one-day-only discounts and holiday specials are still underway!

4:00 PM  
It's time to head out and cozy up at home, confident in your new skills and happy with your fabulous deals. What a great end to a great day!

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

December 10, 2013

Rustic+Industrial Meets Chic @ Apple Box Design Studio

If you like THIS...



Then you'll love THIS:

http://www.appleboxdesignstudio.com/


More than just ornaments
(and not for the faint of heart)

Visit us today and see what's in-store for you!

Apple Box Design Studio
5 Rowland Crescent
St. Albert, Alberta
T8N 4B2



December 09, 2013

Reimagined Monday:Oh Oh to BRAVO, No Prep Required

Katherine Melrose is one of the lucky winners of our November Reimagined Monday draw, and we want to share with you her truly gorgeous country cabinet makeover.

New to the world of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan, that didn't deter her in the least, and wait until you see how it all worked out.

Katherine took this old, worn piece from Oh Oh to Bravo in her first ever Chalk Paint™ project.

Katherine's Reimagined Country Cabinet
"Hi, my name is Katherine Melrose and this is my first time using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I am very happy to say I am In Love with this paint!!!! 

I am a stay at home mom of 2 boys (4 months and almost 3) my days are very busy so this paint is a dream!!



I picked up this cabinet through our local online buy & sell. The glass was broken but I knew it had potential! 


I painted the inside with old violet and the outside is Versailles with heavy distressing.


 

 I am Very happy how this cabinet turned out :)"

 
We're betting that this year Katherine's reimagined country cabinet will be the hottest topic at Christmas dinner!

Don't forget to enter our monthly contest for your chance to win!

Here's the info:

We would like to highlight more customer projects!  Send us your before/during/after pictures and tell us about your creative process using Chalk Paint™ or Milk Paint and you'll be entered into our monthly Reimagined Monday draw.


Each month we will give away a different item like paint, brushes, books, supplies, gift certificates and more. You don't have to be featured to be eligible... the month you enter is the month you will be included in the draw.


Send your name, pictures and story to:
info@appleboxboutique.com for your chance to win!

, 
Apple Box Boutique
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December 07, 2013

Reimagined Monday Winner + Snap & Share Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered our Reimagined Monday contest.

November was a banner month for entries and it is time to announce our draw winner.  Christmas is nearly here and in the spirit of the season, we're in the mood to GIVE even more. We decided too select two winners!

Don't you love this time of year?

Our November Reimagined Monday Draw winners are:

Kelli Pack
and
Katherine Melrose

You've both won a Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Starter Kit!

The kit includes:
1 package of MMS Milk Paint (your choice of colour) + 1 Furniture Wax + 1 Antiquing Wax.

That's everything you need to get started on your next Reimagined project!

Plus there are three new colours in the MMS collection that make choosing even more fun:


Congratulations Kelli and Katherine!


Don't forget to enter our monthly contest for your chance to win!

Here's the info:

We would like to highlight more customer projects!  Send us your before/during/after pictures and tell us about your creative process using Chalk Paint™ or Milk Paint and you'll be entered into our monthly Reimagined Monday draw.


Each month we will give away a different item like paint, brushes, books, supplies, gift certificates and more. You don't have to be featured to be eligible... the month you enter is the month you will be included in the draw.


Send your name, pictures and story to:
info@appleboxboutique.com for your chance to win!

https://www.facebook.com/anniesloanunfolded/app_448952861833126

Today is the last day that you can take your picture at Apple Box Boutique or Apple Box Design Studio to enter the Snap & Share contest!

 THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO WIN!
You can upload your pictures to the Annie Sloan Unfolded Facebook Page to be entered into the Draw
AND
You can have your friends and Facebook followers vote on your picture -- the most votes wins!
Contest Closing Date: December 8th (see the Annie Sloan Unfolded FB page for details)

Here is the too-fabulous-for-words prize:
https://www.facebook.com/anniesloanunfolded/app_448952861833126
That's one of almost everything in the Annie Sloan collection worth $US1500

SO... visit either of our locations by 5:00 PM today, then Snap & Share to win!

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Apple Box Boutique
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December 06, 2013

YoSox have arrived -- Just in time for Christmas!

Over 20 too-cute-to-choose styles!

Available now at 
Apple Box Boutique in Edmonton at 6507 - 112 Avenue
and
Apple Box Design Studio in St. Albert at 5 Rowland Crescent 
(near the Enjoy Centre)

ALSO
Watch our Facebook Page tomorrow for our 
November Reimagined Monday Winner!
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Apple Box Boutique
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