A 3 Day Paint Marathon!

Paint Marathon Front Porch Mercantile

Phew! I’m pooped. I spent 4 days getting ready and then 2 long days at the Lunenburg Craft Fair but it was super duper fun! I thought I would share a few before/afters of some of the pieces we had at the Fair. I’ve been crazy busy with a few other projects (cottage reno, work projects) so I didn’t have any furniture prepared for the show. Not the smartest move.

I had 1 day to buy and prep some pieces and 3 days to paint, finish and lug to the show. Not a lot of time!

I bought several pieces from my new favourite stomping grounds in Lunenburg – Mom’s Buy and Sell (she has wicked cool stuff at great prices) Here are a few of the pieces I picked up! I apologize for the yucky pictures, I was on a super tight schedule, no photo ops were allowed.  Check out the great pieces I picked up. These are just a few pieces. All were painted in 2 1/2 days. Phew!

Furniture Prep at Front Porch Mercantile

It got a little crazy in my cottage!


Pew before:

Pew before - Front Porch Mercantile

Pew after.

Pew After - Front Porch Mercantile

The pew was finished in MMS Eulalie’s Sky and finished in hemp oil. Yes, thats a big gallon of Hemp Oil, and yes, I use a lot of Hemp Oil. A lot. It’s my fav (ps..for those asking the pew sold)

This lil side table came out sweet sweet sweet – it was finished in Fusion Mineral Paint Lily Pond. See the before up there on the first picture.

End Table - Front Porch Mercantile I also picked up this sweet hutch. I wanted one large pice to use to display my paints.before hutch

and after , painted in MMS Tricycle Red. My tiny cottage was FULL of furniture. Excuse the mess!

MMS Tricycle Red Front Porch Mercantile

and a quick snap of how we used it as a display at the Craft Fair. This pieces is currently FOR SALE at Mom’s Buy and Sell 229 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg.

MMS Tricycle Display Front Porch Mercantile

The vintage mirror in the above picture is one of my favs. It’s old, and oh so pretty. (Its currently available at Front Porch Mercantile in Moncton)

I painted and/or made EVERY single thing you see here in 3 days, including the signs, the bunting, the furniture, the step stools, mirrors, all the displays…phew. It was a lot of painting, but totally fun!

You can see the lil yellow rocker here, it was completed in Mustard Seed Yellow.booth display Front Porch Mercantile

Those sweet lil blue chairs sold in like 5 mins. Cute right?

I painted this display chair at 6:30 am on the day of the show. Nothing like last minute. But it was a beautiful morning to paint by the sea.

Display chair paint by the sea Front Porch Mercantile

Packing up

painted furniture Front Porch Mercantile


Paint changes everything. It’s an easy peasy change. If you have pieces you have been wanting to “update” just do it. It’s so worth it!

What have you been painting lately, or what have you wanted to paint?

Leave me a message and let me know, I love to hear from you!

Have a super day, I’m going to go rest my painting arm now. :)











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  1. Chris Berger says:

    Hi! I’m so glad I found your website. I am going to buy paint to update a white dresser, and I really like the idea/ ease of use of the Fusion paint that I can buy from you. I am looking for a nautical blue, and I really like the blue of the blue chairs (with white anchors on the seat) in the “3 day paint marathon”. I am hoping that is the Liberty Blue Fusion paint. If not, can you tell me what color and brand of your paint that you used on those gorgeous chairs, please?
    Thank you so much,

    • Hi Chris, I have to admit, I found these lil chairs in that blue and only added the anchors – BUT – Liberty Blue in Fusion is VERY close. I promise!

  2. Wendy! Thanks for the Mom’s Buy and Sell tip! We’ll be looking for some stuff soon to fill our new house, and I love a great deal!!! Glad to hear the Crafts Fair was a success… I’ll have to make it down next year. :)

    • Hi Lauren, are you all moved in yet?? YOU will love Pam and her staff at Mom’s Buy and Sell! Hope to see you there sometime!

  3. Hi Wendy: Any suggestions for what colour to choose for our dining room table. The walls are grey (elephant skin), so medium dark with brown undertone. Ceilings are 10 ft. and white. Room is 18ftx12ft and the house is Victorian. Love Red but was thinking more along the colour black in fusion paint. China cabinets etc are mahogany. Thanks I’m just a little unsure of colour choice. Brenda

    • Hi Brenda, colour is such a hard thing to pick. My suggestion would be to come on into the shop and bring some pictures if you can, we can show you what colours we have and it also depends on the finish etc that you are looking for. Pop on in we’d love to help you. We are open 11am to 3pm Wednesday to Saturday :)