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The Passionate ReStore Recap

Do you know what you get when you mix The Passionate Home with Habitat for Humanity…

THE PASSIONATE RESTORE of course!

What an outstanding event we had in April raising money to build affordable homes in the Upper Fraser Valley. 

20 pieces of furniture were recreated over a 3 hour time period thanks to 20 ticket holders, Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ , 5 celebrity judges and 9 Passionate Home Volunteers.

The energy the participants brought to the event was contagious…the fun, the competition, the creativity and the generous hearts are forever memorable.

We cannot thank everyone enough for making this event a huge success…transforming lives together!

 

 

Unique Fundraiser Benefits Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley

‘The Passionate Restore’ Aims to Improve the Lives of Others, One Piece of Furniture at a Time

April 21, 2018 - Carrie Thachuk of The Passionate Home in Langley, BC is making her dream of improving the lives of others a reality by creating happy, safe homes for all. Together with Jeanette Martin, Building Service Coordinator and Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley, Thachuk has created “The Passionate Restore” event. The first of its kind furniture makeover event is on April 21st and will be judged by celebrity judges

with all proceeds going to building homes in the Upper Fraser Valley. 

“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 so excited to share with you that one of those dreams on my board became reality. For years I’ve had a brochure for Habitat for Humanity pinned to my vision board with no idea what this might look like, but I knew that I wanted to be a part of… to help others “Create a Beautiful Life,” said Thachuk.

20 tickets are available for the event, which will allow people to makeover one of the beautiful furniture pieces currently for sale at Habitat with the globally recognized Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan. Along with of one of The Passionate Home paint experts, participants will recreate a piece of furniture into a show stopper. The masterpieces will be judged by celebrity judges and go up for sale with all proceeds going towards the construction of partnership homes.  All sales are open to the public.

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, led by one of our TPH staff to encourage and guide your young artists using Chalk Paint™. There will also be door prizes and refreshments for purchase from Taste of Heaven Gourmet Sausages and Starbucks Abbotsford.

Please see the attached poster for details! If your company would like to donate a door prize, please contact me directly at carrie@thepassionatehome.com. Let’s transform lives together, sign up today!

Established in 2003, the Passionate Home is located in the quaint McBurney Plaza area of Downtown Langley, British Columbia. The shop is filled with re-purposed, vintage and chic one-of-a-kind furniture and home decor pieces with a touch of French Country that delights clients with whimsical charm. Nestled among the custom, restyled furniture pieces are also giftware by local artisans, jewellery designers, luxurious soaps and lotions, original artwork and vintage flea market finds.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. Shopping at a Habitat ReStore is a socially and environmentally conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity home building projects and much of what is sold, is product that is new, gently used or customer returns would otherwise end up in a landfill.

There are 3 ways to participate:
as a painter - shake loose your creativity
as a shopper - help make a difference in your community
as a spectator - watch and learn

See you there!

We're Hiring!

The Passionate Home in downtown Langley helps people create a beautiful life. Although every little turn within the walls of our 4,000 sq. ft. reclaimed space brings a new delightful discovery—like custom restyled furniture pieces and unique jewelry, luxurious soaps and lotions, original artwork and vintage flea market finds—it’s our attention to detail and the inspiring encouragement that customers experience that keeps them coming back.
We love our customers, including their pets, and it seems the feeling is mutual. The Passionate Home has been recognized as the Best of the Best for Home Décor, Specialty Furniture and Best Paint Store in the Langley Times poll
We are looking for one full time as well as one part time Sales Associate. If you are positive, innovative, and have a natural talent for home décor, fashion and want to work in an environment that inspires others. Please read on!
We are looking for someone who…
  •  Has previous retail and customer service experience
  • Is passionate about helping others
  • Has a natural flare and love for home decor
  • Is knowledgeable of current trends and styles
  • Values excellent communication
  • Is willing to learn and contribute to a forward thinking company
  • Will play a contributing role in meeting sales targets
  • Supports The Passionate Home brand values of creativity, inspiration and encouragement
  • Marketing experience or social media knowledge is an asset
You can expect:
  • A competitive salary
  • A beautiful work environment
  • A commitment to work/life balance
  • Generous merchandise allowance and discount
  • Full training on Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan
  • Opportunities for TPH community involvement
  • Opportunities to move and grow with the company
How to apply:
Email carrie@thepassionatehome.com with your resume, note if applying for the full or part time position and tell us why you would be the perfect fit for this role.
Please feel free to include any past creative projects/DIY that demonstrate your skills and strengths that you feel would be a positive contribution to the nature of this position.
You can learn more about us at thepassionatehome.com

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 carrie@thepassionatehome.com

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!

    For our list of judges and more info click HERE

    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. 
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    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.
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    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!

    #crazyforchristmas 

    Save the Date!

    BE OUR GUEST!

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