Easiest Sign Making Tutorial Ever

I recently made a rustic sign for a friend and had so many people ask me how it was made that I thought I would share my easy how to with you all. This really is the easiest sign making tutorial ever. Like the sign says – honest! You are going to be so happy […]

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Making New Wood Look Old

I wasn’t really sure I could explain this. But I am going to try, you see, I love taking new wood and making it look old, it’s perfect if you are building something from new wood and want a reclaimed wood look or planking walls. I use a few different techniques to age wood, this […]

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TOP 10 POSTS OF THE YEAR

TOP 10 POSTS OF THE YEAR Hi Everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday. We were blessed with out first grandchild on Dec 23rd, what a gift! I will admit, with the holidays and with sweet new Ava Rose to love, I have not been doing a lot of painting. But I’m itching to […]

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Vintage Postcard Blocks

Looking for a last minute craft idea? We gave you some ideas last week, here’s another creative craft that is easy and fun to do. These vintage blocks make a great gift or a sweet decor for yourself. You can use this this technique in many other applications too! So many possibilities! You can make […]

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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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Easy Christmas Crafts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to deck the halls and get ready for Christmas! We’ve been busy having fun at Front Porch Mercantile painting up some fun items for you (and for our homes) getting the shop ready for the Holidays, I thought I would share a few ideas and easy […]

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How To Paint a Christmas Pillow

Don’t you just love a cute Christmas pillow? We do too,  and we also love an easy paint project! Painting on fabric is easy and fun, and dare I say a little addictive! To make these Christmas pillows gather up the following supplies: A pillow cover (I use burlap pillow covers) FAT Paint in your […]

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How to Plank and Paint a Wall on a Budget

Sixty bucks. $60. One hour buying the ship lap. One afternoon with hubby and his saw. One evening painting while watching 3 episodes of Fixer Upper. (I LOVE Joanna and Chip) And….done. Easy. Peasy. For real, this is a great way to add a bit of something-something to your space. You know I love a […]

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Old Trunk Gets a New Life

I love an old trunk don’t you? I imagine the story behind it, where has it been, what journeys has it been on? I loved this trunk when I found it. It was in excellent shape inside and out but it was asking for a fresh new update. I have the hardest time picking colours. […]

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