The Passionate ReStore

Have you ever heard of a vision board? A visual representation of your visions for the future, pictures of your goals and dreams. Today I am excited to share with you that one of those dreams on my board have become a reality. For years I have had a brochure for Habitat for Humanity pinned to my vision board. When I pinned it there, I had no idea what this might look like but I knew that I wanted to be a part of improving the lives of others, to creating happy, safe homes for others…to help others “Create a Beautiful Life”.

I don’t remember what it was specifically that sparked this particular idea but I was sharing the idea of teaming up with Habitat with a lifelong friend and low and behold she knew someone who knew someone and my idea came to life!

I met with Jeanette Martin, Building Service Coordinator and Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley and together we have created “The Passionate Restore”!

First of its kind, The Passionate Restore is a unique event. On April 21st, there will be only 20 tickets available allowing people to makeover one of the beautiful furniture pieces currently for sale at Habitat with the globally recognized Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan. With the assistance of one of The Passionate Home paint experts, you will be guided on how to recreate your piece of furniture into a show stopper worthy of raising the much appreciated funds to contribute to building homes in the Upper Fraser Valley. Once finished, masterpieces will be judged by three celebrity judges and will go up for sale with all proceeds going towards the construction of partnership homes.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community or plan a team building exercise, as well as to shop at Habitat the day of the event and take home a one of a kind creation. Thanks to the sponsorship of Tara Gentles, Mortgage Expert DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts, the event will also include a free kid’s sign making workshop. This fun custom workshop, led by one of our TPH team members will encourage and guide your young artists using Chalk Paint™.

 There will be door prizes and refreshments will be available to purchase thanks to Taste of Heaven Gourmet Sausages and Starbucks Abbotsford. Please see the poster below for additional specific details and be sure to secure your spot today! If your company would like to donate a door prize, please contact me directly at

Let’s transform lives together, sign up today.


To get tickets click: 

Ways to participate:

as a painter

as a shopper

come and watch!

    See you there!

    The Passionate Home Loyalty Program!

    We're excited to announce the launch of our new LOYALTY PROGRAM!

    Starting in February!

    We've created a rewarding program that gives back to say

    thank you to our amazing customers!

    Shopping with us at The Passionate Home will quickly earn you $50

    to spend on anything in the store! Sound Good?


    Pick up your stamp card next time you make a purchase.

    For every $50 you spend (or a 1 liter can of paint) before tax, you will earn a stamp.

    After 10 stamps, we will give you a voucher for $50 Passionate Home dollars to use on anything in the store! 

    Use toward the next purchase you make.

    The more you shop, the more you save!

    The Passionate Home Dollars are good for one months from

    the date of issue. 

     This is a one time use voucher so you may as will spend it all!

    No change will be given, it has no cash value.


    It's that easy! It really does pay to be a Passionate Home

    Loyalty Program Member!

    Add a Little Whimsy and Chalk Paint™!

    Add a Little Whimsy and Chalk Paint™!

    So you might love a vintage piece for its look, function, value, nostalgia, and history or “just because.” I think my blood pressure went up a tick at the sight of this spectacular desk, and probably for a combination of all of the above reasons. 
    The secretary desk goes by several aliases: secretaire, bureau, and even escritoire. No matter what you call it, this charming, multipurpose piece of furniture can be used in infinite ways in every room of your house. 
    Tuck a secretary into a little-used corner of your home, add a comfy chair, and voilà, you’ve got yourself a mini home office or a reading nook—or both. It takes up relatively little space thanks to their small footprints, and can hold items galore, from table linens to barware to your stationery collection. The fold-away tabletop allows cluter to be hidden away when closed and is large enough to use for your laptop when open. 
    Samantha was the luck lady who got to pick up the brush for this piece!
    This bureau was very scratched and in rough shape.
    The only preperation that needed to be done was to clean. Samantha washed it down with a damp cloth. No sanding or priming is needed with the Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan!
    The first coat was done in an Olive and Pure White Mix.
    Samantha then layered Pure White over the Olive mix.
    Once all dried, she disstressed with a combination of wet and dry techniques.
    She finished with Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax and the tiniest amount
    of Black Wax to highlight the beautiful detail.
    The inside was left in the Olive and Pure White Chalk Paint™ mix for a
    nice contrast againts the white.
    We are so happy with the end result.
    This piece is looking for a good home...

    Christmas is Coming

    White Christmas decor give an appearance of a light and airy room, full of dimension and depth.
    Turn your home into a white wonderland with Pure White Chalk Paint™.
    With a white backdrop it's really easy to add a few sprigs of greenery.

    Crazy for Christmas


    Be Our Guest!

    Thursday November 2nd from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

    Come and celebrate the Winter Season with us in a special evening of music, sips, sweet & savory treats & shopping!

    We are Crazy for Christmas!

    Discounts * Food * Beverages * Music * Fun * Draws
    15% off your holiday purchases
    10% off Annie Sloan Products
    Free Gift for the first 15 People through the doors

    Discount only with a food or unwrapped

    gift donation for the Langley Christmas Bureau.

    ENTER TO WIN one of two Sid Dickens Memory Blocks we will be drawing for throughout the night! Your pick from our selection, just be prepared to have your picture taken for our social media sites & to send to Sid Dickens as a thank you!


    Save the Date!


    Make sure you save the date and come to our Christmas Open House!
    Discounts * Food * Beverages * Music * Fun
    Stay tuned for details!!

    West Coast Women's Show

    Be sure to visit us at booth # 350 at the 17th annual West Coast Women’s Show,  the biggest women’s show in Western Canada, at TRADEX on October 20, 21 & 22, 2017!

    Come see live Chalk Paint™ demo's at the booth and bring all your questions. We love to help pick colours or talk you through the process to achieve the look you are after. We will be selling Chalk Paint™ at the booth so come see our show special!  

    Carrie will be on the spotlight stage, teaching all about Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan on Saturday at 11:30. Legendary Scottish interior decorating duo Colin and Justin are in the line up as well! They will be on the main stage, Saturday at 1:30. There are lots of fabulous speakers and things happening on all three days of the show. 

     Buy tickets online or at any Lower Mainland LONDON DRUGS store and SAVE $2 on Adult Admission or buy tickets online and SAVE $2!  For show information and stage schedules visit 

    Mega Workshop Week with Annie Sloan in Oxford England

    Every year Annie Sloan runs a contest to come to spend one week with her and her team at her Oxford, England warehouse to focus on education, creation, networking and A LOT of painting! This contest is open to all Chalk Paint stockist across the globe with only 18 spaces available and I was one of the lucky ones to go! I feel tremendously grateful to have had this opportunity to learn new and exciting techniques from Annie herself! Read to the bottom where I'll share some highlights of my trip.
    Click the picture for a slideshow video of my trip.



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