Well hello there!

Welcome to the Front Porch, I’m so honored to have you as part of our creative community.


Whether you’re brand spanking new to the creative world or you’re a creative veteran, I hope you’ll find some value in the resources, information, tips, and inspiration on our website and in our retail stores.

I’m Wendy and original chief creative here at Front Porch Mercantile. 5 years ago I started documenting my DIY adventures and painting projects and then was inspired to open our first retail location in Moncton NB. Fast forward LOADS of awesome customers and followers later, workshops and painted pieces, blog posts and Front Porch Mercantile was franchised. Lisa Casey took over our Moncton location and I moved to a tiny cottage by the sea in Lunenburg NS where we have a second booth space location and paint studio. We love to inspire people online via our large and growing community and in our stores.

I gab about cottage living and renovating on real-life budgets along with painting, making and decorating on the blog.

We now have a great team of creatives working in our Moncton and Lunenburg retail locations to serve you along with the blog.

We LOVE our customers and Front Porch community and truly believe everyone has a creative side. It’s our mission to inspire you to love (or re-love) your home affordably and help you “imagine the possibilities”, whether that’s by inspiring you to pick up a paintbrush, redecorate your home or tapping into your creative abilities!

We kinda think paint has the ability to change your world.

We have two retail locations and a website filled with resources and inspiration, we teach DIY workshops in our stores and how-to’s on the blog and offer services for those of you who may want it done for you.

You can find all the information you need on our RETAIL STORES in

If you are new here, we know it can be overwhelming to find your way around, so we’ve created this page, with some of our best resources and posts, to get you started.

Get started:


Step 1 – Where to find us “in real life”

We have two retail locations along with the website filled with resources and inspiration, we teach diy workshops in our stores and have lot’s of how-to’s on the blog.

You can find all the information you need on our RETAIL STORES here for Lunenburg, NS and Downtown Moncton, NB

Step  2 –  Join our community! Come hang out with us!

We have a few ways you can stay in touch and be part of our fabulous Front Porch Mercantile Community. Join our community vip newsletter HERE, you will receive our blog posts with tips and resources for our community members.

We promise not to send you too many annoying emails – we totally hate that too.

You can follow us on FACEBOOK HERE, we try to add lots of inspiration and ideas on FB daily!

If you are a paint retailer looking for business and mentoring inspiration, you may want to join my business community HERE.

Step 3 – Check out our most popular posts

Here are some creative resources on the blog to get you started, you can find out our fav paint resources HERE

A few of our favorite resources and tools can be found here 

Looking for some great before and afters? Here are a few favourites!

Or maybe you want to know more about our paints? Here’s a super popular blog post explaining the difference in DIY PAINTS – chalk, milk and acrylic

See, easy peasy!

Please drop into one of our locations if you can, you will get the front porch service, cuz,  that’s how we roll!

Thanks so much for stopping in, I hope you will stick around, leave me a comment or send me an email if you can, I would LOVE to hear from you, I’d love to know where you are on your DIY journey, if you have any specific questions about our paints or workshops or what its like to live in a wee cottage by the sea ha ha. Shoot me an email anytime, you can reach me here

Don’t forget to join our vip newsletter HERE or check out our DIY Workshops here.

Let’s paint, make and decorate together, so glad you are here!

Wendy And the Front Porch Team