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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How To Prep Furniture For Painting

When preparing to paint furniture with FAT Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint or Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint probably one of the most common questions I am asked is “how do I prep my piece?” I’m here to tell you my prep secrets. My first secret? There is always a bit of prep. No matter who […]

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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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How To Easily Make a Chalkboard

I get asked a lot about making chalkboards – from frames, old pictures, mirrors – everything! A client asked me to take this older mirror she had and turn it into a chalkboard. So I did.   It’s super simple. Steps from Mirror to Chalkboard Clean the entire piece and lightly sand the frame Paint […]

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Painting Leather with Fat Paint

Only crazy people do crazy things a week before Christmas right? Painting leather? Sure. Why not!   We decided to paint our kitchen you can read about that here and while we were at it, I decided to paint the leather bench we had in the kitchen too. Right before Christmas. Crazy right? (no, I […]

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Deer Silhouette – A Quick and Easy How To

Wow! I posted a picture of a deer silhouette I made on Instagram  and had a bazillion requests for a how to (ok, maybe not a bazillion, but there were A LOT). Deer heads are pretty popular y’all! So here is my easy peasy “how to” so you can make your own deer head. Really, […]

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How to use Fat Paint Video

I was so surprised the other day when one of my very awesome customers (and now friend) posted this video on how to use Fat Paint on her Facebook page for her friends to see. She is such a fab client (dare I say addicted) and has been changing up her entire house with our […]

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