Change Is In The Air

It’s FALL – Yippee!

After a super crazy- busy- hectic- nutso summer I’m enjoying the change of season and a change of gears…the air is crisp, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red and yellow and pumpkins are out,  and this year is especially great time of the year for me because I’ve got a BIG announcement!

I’m really bad with secrets. Like super bad, can’t keep ’em but I try! I kept this one for awhile now….phew…it’s been TOUGH!

(Seriously peeps, I am a chatter box as a lot of you know, so it’s been SUPER hard to stay quiet, see there I go again) news..

I am very excited to announce that I have been chosen as the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Retailer in my area!

Can I hear a woop woop??

Maybe an EEK!

MMS Coming Soon to Front Porch Mercantile


It is such a beautiful paint, beautiful brand

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint  coming to Front Porch Mercantile

You all know that I love to re-love and paint furniture . I use a couple of brands of paint, Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint is one of my favourites.  After meeting Marian  in Atlanta in August and taking the advance painting courses with her and the oh so creative Shanna West  I started studying and working more with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints, all the while working on becoming a retailer as soon as I got home.

Wendy from Front Porch Mercantile and Marian Parsons from Miss Mustard Seed

My first meeting with Miss Mustard Seed

I love this paint, this brand, the wonderful woman behind the brand and everyone I have been dealing with during this process, from the makers of the paint at Homestead House (it is made in Canada!) through to the other awesome retailers I have gotten to know (so many awesome retailers). I feel honoured to be chosen to become our area retailer!

I am very cramped in my current location (my garage) and have found a wonderful new place to use as a workshop and will be selling paint, painted furniture and doing paint workshops!

I am over the moon!

Pinch me now! This crazy ride just keeps getting more and more fun!

Miss Mustard Seed Paint coming to Front Porch Mercantile

It is funny what happens when you put something out there to the Universe! One minute you are painting a piece of furniture in your kitchen “thinking”  the next you are starting a blog, meeting Miss Mustard Seed and hanging with her (and SO many other amazing inspiring women) and the next you have a business plan in place, a lease for a workshop area, a FABULOUS line of paint to sell and you sit back and say – wow -” Thank you Universe”

I am so grateful to those that have been supporting me in this crazy idea, and dream – my family and good friends  and clients are making this so much fun!

Miss Mustard Seed coming to Front Porch Mercantile soon

More details on my workshop location and WHEN I will have my first inventory available for sale (think first of November), the other lines I will be carrying and all the fun details are coming soon – I  promise (remember – I can’t keep a secret)  I will be doing full posts on some of the fabulous Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint uses, for now, check out Marian’s blog Miss Mustard Seed, , but pour a coffee first, and sit down, and be ready to gasp at her awesomeness! If you are interested in more information on Miss Mustard Seed Paint and can’t wait for my posts, check here for some info!

What do you think? Crazy or brave? Would you like to learn how to re-love some furniture in your home? I’m confident that people in our next of the woods will love Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, and I can’t wait to introduce them to it!

Love the change in season. Love Fall and looking forward to this fun new adventure I’m on..stay tuned!

Thanks as always for popping in today!

Would love for you to comment and let me know what you think!

Cheers, Wendy

Ps.. Just LOOK at these beauty – FULL colours! Sigh…love ’em

Milk Paint Colours


Follow Along With The Front Porch Mercantile


  1. Fantastic, Wendy!!! Congratulations!! I think any good/creative entrepreneur *has* to be both a little crazy AND brave. To take steps into the unknown and be awesome. I have no doubts that you will be both creative and awesome. Looking forward to following each and every post about your new business venture! :0)

  2. Soooooo exciting Wendy! Yay you! Cannot wait to hear all about it!

  3. Yahooo, always knew you would do it and be great.

  4. way to go Wendy!!! So excited for you because I know how much you love the product :-)

  5. So proud of you girl! Guess what!!?? I am right behind you…just got approved fro MMSMP! Hopefully I can pull it all together before year’s end! So excited for you!

    • Oh yeah for you too!! You should come to the Toronto training with me!Seriously, would love to hook up again with you!! Congrats and so excited for you too!

  6. So very excited for you Wendy! Congrats my friend!!!

  7. Woop! Woop!
    Way to go keeping your secret for so long, I know how hard that was for you lol
    You’re Gonna do GREAT!!

  8. I am so happy for you to be able to go full tilt with this project now! And can’t wait until we start painting stuff – ’cause I wanna play too.

    Can’t wait till the shop officially opens! ETA?

  9. Congrats! I’m sure even Miss Mustard Seed herself at one time said, “I’m either crazy or brave to want to sell powdered milk paint in little bags”…lol! Sign me up for a workshop…I have a little table in my entryway that is just begging for a fab facelift :))

  10. I love Country and I love Chic and you’ve done an amazing job at encorporating both with who you are, what you do, how you create and now…..what you promote! Bring on the painting party!

  11. Wow!!
    This is awesome news! I am very happy for you and it’s nice to know that we will have MMSMP in NB!
    Brave, not crazy, just brave!

    Way to go!!!

    • Thanks Colette, I am getting excited! Shop info on the blog soon! You will have to come visit – Can’t wait to meet you!

  12. Congratulations Wendy…so exciting or you! I LOVE milk paint…do you sell it too, or just use it???

    • Hi Karen, nice to hear from you! Yes we sell Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint! Opening Saturday! Love to see you