A wonderful interview from Vancouver blogger, Anne Shetty on August 12, 2014
This is a post for the Anne and Annie Series.
This is my kind of Disneyland! I am so glad I get to visit the store! At last! Thanks to my hubby who took me with him as he spoke at a meetup in Langley. And then, watched the kids for some ‘me’ time.. Hooray!
How did I find about The Passionate Home?
Before I even met Annie Sloan (just online.. lol), I developed a liking on upcycled, refurbished, reclaimed and repainted furniture so I’ve been looking at those on Pinterest, where I found the works of another blogger Kristy of the 4 The Love of Wood. I was so happy to know that she is not too far!! The Passionate Home and Kristy are both from Langley, BC! Instantly, I know I wanted to meet them and see the store, ask them questions and know their stories. Kristy did a blog post about the store display of books she did for them. Her photos mainly show the books but, my goodness.. it’s like a teaser! It made me want to see the whole store.. and finally, last Thursday, I did!
When I found about Annie Sloan (you can read the story in the beginning of this series), I learned that her paint, Chalk Paint® is only carried by select stockists. I excitedly looked if there is one in Vancouver and luckily, there were even 2! The Passionate Home in Langley and Filmgo (which I have featured last June) in East Vancouver. How lucky are we here to have 2 stockists?! Since then, I made it a goal to know about them. And I think, wherever I’ll go.. I would love to visit and chat with another stockist, see their shop and most of all know their story.
The Passionate Home has been in Downtown Langley for 8 years!
Wow! Isn’t that amazing?! For me, she is living the dream! Doing what she loves, passionate about her craft and sharing it with others through her workshops! So, how did it all start for Carrie? She was doing daycare at the time when a mom handed her a tea table and asked if she can paint it for her daughter.. so, she did.. and that’s how it all started. Little did she know that this is something she would enjoy doing. She painted and painted until her garage is full of painted furniture! I can just imagine how much fun she is having to fill up her entire garage. Then.. it is time to sell them.. She took them to White Rock and people are asking when she’ll be selling them again and thus, The Passionate Home is born!
Here’s my interview with Carrie about it’s history, the items they carry at the store, workshops and about Chalk Paint®.
Inside The Passionate Home
For reclaimed furniture and vintage lovers, this is a must see!! And for those who wants to try painting furniture, this is a place where you get inspired (and get your paint of course)! I am sure you’ll be just as mesmerized like I was. I can just keep walking and strolling all over the store for hours and hours for ideas and inspiration. I definitely will be back for a girl’s day out with friends! The store is filled with one of a kind finds, a treasure indeed! The store also boasts items from local crafters like jewelry, soap and more, which I really like (let’s support local!). And of course, they carry Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan, paint brushes, her books, and most likely anything and everything you need to start painting. As a matter of fact, they are the first Annie Sloan stockist in all of BC!
The Passionate Home also offers great and interesting workshops too!
From Annie Sloan beginner classes, to upholstery (Yes! Yes! Yes!) and sign making, they got it all for you!
And of course, they have the Annie Sloan corner with all the paint, brushes and books!
Where to find them?
The Passionate Home is located in the quaint McBurney Lane area of Downtown Langley, British Columbia - 20506 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC V3A 4G2. You can give them a call at (604) 532-5931 for any inquiries.
You can also visit their website and order Chalk Paint® online at ThePassionateHome.com
Make sure you check their Facebook page for inspiration, updates, and promos! By the way, its inspiration month at The Passionate home this month and you get 10% off every can of paint you buy!
I hope you enjoyed this feature as much as I did! Looking forward to more painting projects and inspiration!
Have you been wanting to try Chalk Paint®? Or have tried it? Share it and let’s all be inspired! Head over to the YVR Artisans group and share your work!
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