I love a good crackle finish. I love Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. I love this little stool. One thing I love about milk paint is it's unpredictability sometimes and it's unique and beautiful finish. I just find these little piano stools so cute. This one needed a...read more
What the heck is an IOD Transfer? That was my first reaction when everyone was talking about IOD Transfers. Well, let me tell you, they are awesome and you are going to fall in love. If you love image transfers but not the messy work usually involved with gels and wet...read more
You all know I love Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. Like big fat heart love. When I opened Front Porch Mercantile the only product I carried for the first year was Milk Paint. I love the different looks you can get with it so I've gathered up some of my favourite...read more
I totally was not a planner! For real, I like to "wing it" and "plan as I go". I'm kinda like that with a lot of life. Renovations, vacations, raising kids ha ha. So far it's been ok. I figure I have common sense and I'm smart (sometimes), I know what I like and I am...read more
What to do about ugly acoustic tile on the ceiling? Many of you know we are moving super soon to our tiny cottage by the sea. We've sold our home and we're making the big move. It was a romantic idea at first. As a cottage, it is simple and lovely. To live full...read more
It's true, our house has sold. It didn't take long, and now we're freaking out! It all sounded great on paper. Franchise the business (that story here), open a studio in Lunenburg (that story coming), sell the house, move to the cottage by the sea. Easy. Scary. Ha...read more
Anyone else out there have a hard time defining what their home design is/should be? Is this just me? I struggle with this a lot. I like a lot of styles. My style has changed and evolved and ebbed and flowed depending on where we live and the season of our lives. And...read more
For all my creative business peeps...entrepreneurs and those wanting to be, I will be starting to post some creative business posts here and there...for those not in business, I promise we will get back to DIY, decor and painting inspiration next post hang tight....read more
Why did I wait so long to paint and update my oak kitchen table? Seriously? This oak pedestal table has been in my family since I was a wee girl (and I'm old so it's old) lol. My parents gave me this table about 15 years ago and we've loved it. Maybe a little too much...read more
I need help. You guys are getting used to that right? Do we paint or stain our cottage floors? As we make plans to move to the cottage permanently we are trying to figure out what to do with the floors. I am designed challenged at times (and terrible at decision...read more
Did you hear? We are having our 1st "Friends of Front Porch" Maker's Market. The Moncton team is excited to host the Maker's Market and feature several local makers. So save the date and make sure you join us. We hope to have a variety of vendors for you. We will have...read more
I'm going to brag a little. Just be warned. Meet Becky. Our colourful creative and awesome Moncton team member and runner-up WINNER of a National Fusion Mineral Paint contest for creating a custom colour. Woo hoo. She's kinda creative and cool. She actually had TWO...read more
Hi, Front Porch Friends! I've been MIA a bit here on the blog as I've been super busy getting our house ready to sell (can I just tell you downsizing is NOT fun and there will be a few blog posts on that - someone needs to talk me off the ledge lol) and I've been a...read more
Does your front porch need a little Spring refresh 10 Ways to update your front porch for under $30! We were excited to be invited again to CTV Morning Live to talk about sprucing up your front porch with upcycling and painting. We wanted to bring ALL our ideas but...read more
Looking to finish your painted pieces with a silky smooth paint finish? Want a little paint pro tip? This one is another EASY one. Pinky swear. It's a quick and easy step that many people skip and it can make such a BIG impact. It's SO easy! (oh and no being all...read more
SO RELAXING AND WENDY IS A DELIGHT!
“Awwwwweeee!!! Loved your Workshop!!! So relaxing, and Wendy is a delight. It is obvious; this woman has a passion for what she does. Thank you for sharing that with others! Keep up the great work!!! I cannot wait to attend my next workshop. “
– Mia L, Dieppe, NB
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THIS CLASS!
“I recently attended a painting class with Wendy Batten of Front Porch Mercantile having zero clues as to what we’d be doing other than using MMS milk paint and doing some sort of bird house. Well… was I ever in for a surprise! Not only did we get to paint aforementioned bird house (which totally rocked!), we also painted an amazing flower pot as well – in our choice of colors. I love, love, LOVED this class and definitely will attend another one! She should just call them “Fun at the Front Porch” as the classes are fabulous, just like her product and herself.”
– Marlene Oulton
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