How to use IOD Transfers

What the heck is an IOD Transfer? That was my first reaction when everyone was talking about IOD Transfers. Well, let me tell you, they are awesome and you are going to fall in love. If you love image transfers but not the messy work usually involved with gels and wet mess with rubbing papers, […]

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10 Amazing Milk Paint Makeovers

You all know I love Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Like big fat heart love. When I opened  Front Porch Mercantile the only product I carried for the first year was Milk Paint. I love the different looks you can get with it so I’ve gathered up some of my favourite Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint […]

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How To Affordably Cover Acoustic Tile Ceiling

  What to do about ugly acoustic tile on the ceiling? Many of you know we are moving super soon to our tiny cottage by the sea. We’ve sold our home and we’re making the big move. It was a romantic idea at first. As a cottage, it is simple and lovely. To live full time, […]

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Re-Loved Oak Kitchen Table

Why did I wait so long to paint and update my oak kitchen table? Seriously? This oak pedestal table has been in my family since I was a wee girl (and I’m old so it’s old) lol. My parents gave me this table about 15 years ago and we’ve loved it. Maybe a little too […]

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10 Ways to Update Your Front Porch for Under $30

Does your front porch need a little Spring refresh 10 Ways to update your front porch for under $30! We were excited to be invited again to CTV Morning Live to talk about sprucing up your front porch with upcycling and painting. We wanted to bring ALL our ideas but only had time for a […]

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Paint Tip ~ How to get a Silky Smooth Paint Finish

  Looking to finish your painted pieces with a silky smooth paint finish? Want a little paint pro tip? This one is another EASY one. Pinky swear. It’s a quick and easy step that many people skip and it can make such a BIG impact. It’s SO easy! (oh and no being all jealous of […]

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Easy Milk Painted World Map

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 […]

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New Hand Painted Stencils from Miss Mustard Seed

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 hands them, sometimes using chalk first as […]

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What is Shiplap and Where to Buy it

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 personally love it. We always called […]

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Easy Holiday DIY – Painted Pots

  Hi Friends, did you see the FB Live post I did this afternoon in the kitchen? 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. I’m going to try […]

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