Can you believe it? This is our last week at our current location before we franchise and move Front Porch Mercantile and make our big move. Come in and see us, we have some great specials on some items as we would rather sell them than pack them up! Things are...read more
I had an idea. I should milk paint a large world map! (excuse the messy kitchen and dark lighting, it was late - this is real life sorry) Good idea right? I had all the supplies at home, the weird thing was it was 11 pm on a Friday night ha ha. It's how I roll. I'm...read more
Ever wish you could hand paint like a pro? You know how some people are just born artistic? Things come super easy to them, like hand painting beautiful designs on furniture? I LOVE the look of these pretty dressers Miss Mustard Seed (Marian Parsons) does. She free...read more
Hi! Did you see our segment on CTV Morning today? Thank you if you did, it's pretty nerve wrecking doing DIY on LIVE tv. EEK Wow live tv is FAST, 3 mins go like THAT! Phew. Heidi rocked the milk paint - wow - super awesome painter, and the crew at CTV Morning are...read more
Have you heard? We have a NEW Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Colour, Outback Petticoat! It's fresh and pretty and yummy. Pioneers and Petticoats — Past and Present Converge with the Release of On-trend Milk Paint Colour “Outback Petticoat” from Miss Mustard Seed’s...read more
Oh my gosh you guys! We have BIG news! For real! And it's all because of you and your great support this past 3 years. I've started this post about bazillion times. Do I tell you guys everything that is going on? Just a bit? All the news or just the bullet points?...read more
We are asked a lot "what is shiplap?" With the popularity of Chip and Joanna Gains of HGTV's Fixer-Upper shiplap has become super popular and in demand to add character to the interior of homes. They use shiplap on everything! Shiplap adds a lot of character and I...read more
Oh my gosh, you guys, our DIY by the Sea Retreat at white Point Beach Resort in South Shore Nova Scotia is shaping up to be so much fun! Are you coming? We all need a little break by February don't we? Why not grab your girlfriends (or come alone for a little break)...read more
Hi Friends, thanks for following along with our 12 Days of Easy Holiday DIY, we've had so many viewers and lots of fun feedback. Thanks for watching, all days of the live videos can be seen on our FB page. Today we stencil! And I will start off by saying it was so...read more
Happy Day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday DIY! Today we are painting mason jars. Did you catch us live on Facebook today? I started painting up a pretty jar this afternoon at the shop. Painting mason jars are super popular and super easy! I know many of you have done this...read more
Hi Friends, did you see the FB Live post I did this afternoon in the kitchen? (Dec 2016) Our first day of DIY started a little shaky but hope it got you thinking about last minute inexpensive DIY. It's not to late to paint up, or make some Christmas decor or gifts....read more
Hey friends, today we're painting skates. Yup. Skates. I told you I like to paint ALL the things. :) I'm going to show you how you can easily paint skates to make cute Holiday decor. Last week I posted a picture on Facebook of the shop and in the photo was a pair of...read more
True story. I was at Miss Mustard Seed's beautiful studio, spent 3 days with her and only snapped a few pictures. Not even good ones. Seriously. No Facebook Live post. No interview with her. No lovely shots. Nope. I had all that planned. But...I don't know. We started...read more
Guys! Guess what? Guess where I am off to this week? I'm jetting off to Pennsylvania to spend a few days with Miss Mustard Seed in her beautiful studio. For real. (all photos on this post are from Miss Mustard Seed) I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am...read more
I'm so excited. A DIY Paint by the Sea Retreat. Did you hear? I made a little announcement on Facebook today. Go have a peek. I'll wait..... Did you see? We're hosting a retreat. I know...bad hair, terrible video but seriously...did you SEE that beach?? The resort??...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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