Crackle Finish Piano Stool

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 little TLC, but the second I saw […]

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How to use IOD Transfers

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 mess with rubbing papers, […]

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10 Amazing Milk Paint Makeovers

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 Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint […]

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Planning is EVERTHING in Business

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 […]

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How To Affordably Cover Acoustic Tile Ceiling

  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 time, […]

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Our House Sold! Now What?

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 Ha. So many of you have been […]

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Finding Design in Doodles and a Giveaway

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 budget. That […]

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Facing Fear In Your Creative Business

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. Today I am scared. Fear is real. As you read this […]

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Re-Loved Oak Kitchen Table

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 […]

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Cottage Floors – Paint or Stain?

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 making). Paint or stain […]

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