Painting Skates How To

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 painted […]

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Paint Tip – Prop it up and Turn it Upside-down

Hi Friends, I’m back with another quick furniture painting tip. Recently one of my cottage renters emailed me and said she just had a quick questions “why do all my tuna cans have weird paint marks on them?” It was driving her family crazy trying to figure it out. Here’s why. I prop up my […]

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Paint Tip – Make Raw Wood Edges Look Old

Hi Friends, welcome to the first in our series of  “Paint Tips From the Front Porch” we will be sharing some paint tips and how to’s as I come across something I think you may like, recurring questions or some little behind the scenes pro furniture painting and DIY “paint tips” Today’s simple paint tip […]

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Sea Salt Crusty Look With Extra FAT

Have you heard about our Extra FAT? Its a fabulous product we have been carrying for some time and gives a lovely texture to your paint. I’ve had a lot of customers come in lately looking for a crusty worn sea salt look, or an aged or rough textured look, authentic time and age worn […]

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Metallic Kitchen Cabinet How To

One of my most pinned items on Pinterest is of a Metallic Kitchen Cabinet I painted. Followed by a deer head. Two very different looks, but what can I say. Thats what you seem to like folks. I did the metallic cabinet originally at Fusion Training and posted a picture. I have never done a […]

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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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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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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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