Re Loved Cottage Buffet and Hutch

I’m a little late with beach cottage updates. So many of you have asked. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is I painted the cottage buffet and hutch and a few other things. The bad new is I didn’t get all the furniture painted at the beach cottage. Which is funny because […]

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Cottage Master Bedroom Reno Before/After on a budget

Want to see our cottage master bedroom update? It’s a teeny tiny room but its comfy and has an amazing view. It’s totally not fancy pants. But thats how we roll. A lot of you know we renovated the cottage by the sea last Spring.  I guess summer came and went last year and it […]

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Cottage Pantry Organized On an Itty Bitty Budget

Guys, I really needed to get my cottage pantry organized. Like really really needed to get it cleaned up. When I told Mr. FPM we were going to work on it while we were on our March vacation break at the cottage he said “what pantry?” I had to remind him that the dark, messy, […]

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Dining Room Chair Before and After

I’m so excited to share my dining room chair makeover. I am not so excited to tell you this took me 6 months to do. For real. Not because it took that long to paint them, oh no, that took a couple of hours. Its because when you paint for others and for work you […]

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How to Easily Paint Wicker

Do you have wicker pieces that you’d love to update? Did you know you could paint wicker? After our Christmas Home Tour I had lots of questions about how I painted my wicker chair so I thought I would share how easy it is. I had this rocker but hated the orange wicker colour. I […]

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Re-Loved Abandoned Dresser (Guest Post Little Blue House by the Bay)

Today I am excited to have my first “guest” here on Front Porch Mercantile. I met Colette from Little Blue House on The Bay when she popped into my shop 2 years ago to buy her first bag of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. She lives in Northern NB and she organized a fun workshop […]

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Upcycled Spool Table

Do you follow us on Instagram or Facebook? Well…I posted a quick and easy up cycled table and holy cow I was a little overwhelmed with emails and questions on how I did it. So…here ya go! This one is easy I promise. I had an old Singer sewing machine base, you probably have one […]

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Easy Front Entry Update

It still surprises me how a coat of paint can make such a big impact. You would think I would be used to it but it still always surprises me how happy I get when a coat of paint is applied. We are still working on our little Fixer Upper in Nova Scotia, today I’m […]

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Old Desk Made Cottage Cute

  Quick n inexpensive makeovers? Is there such a thing? Yup. There is. I bought this desk from our friends, I think it was rescued from an old barn. It was in pretty bad shape. Like…I almost threw it out kind of bad shape. It was dirty, full of stickers and in pieces. And HEAVY. […]

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Tricycle Buffet Before and After

It’s been a busy summer. So busy, I didn’t have time to get a display cabinet ready for my new set up in Lunenburg. Opps. I had a launch date and free demo night planned and needed a display cabinet. I found this large, solid and VERY heavy maple 70’s hutch and I thought it […]

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