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FAT Artisan Style Chalk Paint
FAT Artisan Style Chalk Paint We love FAT Paint !! WHY? Angie has experimented with all other commercial brands of chalk paint including Annie Sloan, Amy Howard, Country Chic and others and prefers FAT brand paint overall for its superior coverage and blending properties. Even her circle of friends who paint their own furniture at home prefer the FAT paint and have all converted to this brand. On the plus side, FAT is a Canadian company and a lot less expensive than the competition!! There is very little prep time, if any, to create masterpieces. It transforms old furniture, frames, bowls, mason jars into works of art. We love the smooth application and even coverage, it's like painting bliss. We carry all 43 brilliant FAT Chalk Paint colours, waxes and Top Coat as well as all of the Amanda Forrest colours. Try our Chalk Paint 101 class, once you start you'll fall in love with painting with chalk paint.
HOMESTEAD HOUSE MILK PAINT Milk Paint at its finest. We carry 20 of their more popular colours of this wonderful paint as well as Homestead House stains and waxes.
JEFF WIZNIAK PHOTOGRAPHS Our Cousin, Jeff Wizniak An amazingly talented photographer has honored us to share his remarkable pictures in our store.  We can print one of his pictures to any size. You've got to pop in to see our display of his work and the binder of his collection.

SIGN WORKSHOP !!  $65.00

Paint your own custom sign to add a personal touch to your home! Or give it as a unique gift.  

Over 100 sign choices to choose from.
Over 44 colours to paint with.

Every Thursday and alternating Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30ish

Book your Private Sign party with us!!

CLICK HERE for more information and to view sign choices and to register.

COMING SOON: Teen Summer days

Learn how to correctly paint with Chalk Paint $75.00

Every Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm.

Click here for more information and to register

Milk Paint 101
Saltwash Workshop

We will do our very best to send you out a monthly newsletter to inform you of our upcoming events, available Private Party dates, more sign choices and a bunch of other interesting tid-bits. 

We promise to do this only once a month.


Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00pm


#1, 2089 Plessis Road (at Grassie Blvd)

(204) 222-5340


The Painter's Cafe is a unique home decor store that specializes in hand painting old wood furniture into rustic / vintage pieces , custom hand lettered wood signs,  daily classes and workshops and retails in chalk paint and crafting accessories.  We are located at the corner of Plessis Road and Grassie Blvd in Winnipeg MB.


A Little About Us: We are sisters sharing one brain. LOL! But it’s true! Michele Zubrin is the left side and Angie Zubrin is the right side.....in even simpler terms, Michele is the business and Angie is the brush. After many years of wanting to work together we finally settled on a concept where our strengths come naturally. We’re so fortunate to be opening a business where we both feel confident and even more grateful to be on this road together. Angie has spent her entire career as a graphic designer then racing home in the evenings and weekends to spend the rest of her time painting furniture and signs. Michele had her feet grounded in the office-side of things and......2 cats.Our dream is to have The Painter’s Café be an inspiration to someone. A place where people who love to see old furniture and signs come to life again. Whether it’s with a new coat of paint or whether we design and paint it that way.  So come on in, have a walk around or pull up a chair and PAINT something!.....we’ll even bring you a cup of coffee. Just enjoy yourself.

What we do around here at The Painter's Cafe

Unique and Eclectic Home Decor

We have a large assortment of lovely gifts starting at $10 to decorate your home, cottage, man cave or FemDen and most are home-made by us or by our friends.  We also sell Gift Certificates in any denomination.


Angie is always painting old furniture in the most perfect look.  We focus on painting solid wood pieces so that we can achieve a beautiful rustic elegance using a variety of painting, distressing and waxing techniques.  All our painted furniture is available for purchase from our store or you can hire Angie to paint your furniture for you in the comfort of our large studio.  Call us at (204) 222-5340 to ask us about painting your furniture for you.

See more of her beauties HERE


If you are looking for a one of a kind, truly original custom hand painted sign, then Angie is the gal you need to speak to.  She doesn't use stencils or vinyl or silk-screening, she paints with a brush in one hand and a coffee cup in the other and uses old barn or fence boards of all sizes to create that old rustic look.  She's bringing back the good, old wood signs that are truly one of a kind.  All you need to do is come into the store and between you and Angie, you will design the perfect sign.

We have a huge selection of signs in the store just ready for you to take home or to the cottage or lake. 

This is just the tip of the artistic iceberg of her creations. 



We are doing a Sign Workshop specific to animal themes!  You donate your time and enthusiasm, we donate the supplies and animal sign stencils and together we will donate your sign to D'Arcy's Arc where in all proceeds going toward an emergency purpose. 


How wonderful is that!!

Lots of fun and a great team building experience ending with a heart-warming donation. 

Our Paint-It-Forward dates are usually held on Wednesday afternoons (1-3) or whichever is more convenient for your group. 

Call us at 204-222-5340 to reserve your day now.

FUN FRIDAYS !!  $65.00

Every other Friday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm is project night.  

Click here for project selection and registration.

...and the winners to our silent auction are....

• Chalk Paint 101 Class - Liz Hadaller
• Sign Workshop - Tracy Sumner

• Fun Friday Project - Jacquie Ross

• Custom sign painted by Angie -  Sheryl Enns

• an original photograph by Jeff Wizniak - Jocelyne Rowsell

• "Life is Better by the Pool" sign - Mary Anne Prayag

• 50% off furniture painting services by Angie - Lindsay Williamson

Please come down to the store any time you like to claim your prize.

Thanks again!

Who wants to paint a Bomber sign with me?

Click here to register