Barrel Table Fun

I love a bit of history and fun, how about you? We met a Cooper recently. Hands up if you know what a cooper is? I totally thought it was buddy’s name. True story. But I did find out a Cooper is a barrel maker.  I honestly didn’t know there was a still a craft […]

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Re-Loved Hutch in Schloss

We love doing before/afters. This sweet little hutch was a solid wood maple hutch I’ve had for a few months. It was sweet and a great size, but somewhat dated to me.   I decided to take the doors off and make it an open self and re-love the doors into hanging welcome signs. I […]

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Introducing The European Collection – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint

We are so excited to share our new Miss Mustard Seed’s European Collection. The collection will be arriving at Front Porch Mercantile Saturday Jan 24th and we can’t wait to show you! Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is now being used all over the globe. This collection was specifically designed in softer hues for the […]

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How to Paint an Olympic Ring Sign

Well hello there! Today was SUPER busy at the shop but I did take some time after we closed to have a little Olympic fun! I am not a sports junkie, and I am not 100% behind the Sochi 2014 Olympics, but I am a mom of an athlete, and if she was there I […]

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Finding Inspiration

Where do you find inspiration for your DIY and decor ideas? I am inspired and regularly amazed at the creativity that I find daily on blogs and online in general.I thought I would share with you some of my favourite places I visit to get my daily dose of creative inspiration. Of course, you all […]

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Reclaimed Bowling Alley Counter Top

We opened our shop on very tight budget. We didn’t believe in going into major debt in order to build a creative business. Our philosophy is to reuse, restore, up cycle and re-love items and to simplify. This is probably one of my favourite re-loved projects to date!  We needed a counter or “something” to […]

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Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Display

We’ve had a lot of fun playing with our Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints When renovating our shop we used MMSMP for almost all our painted surfaces except the walls! I’ll be posting bits and pieces about how and what we painted. My favourite I think is our actual MMSMP display cabinet. You know I […]

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Reno Update, Workshop and Open House Dates

Hi Everyone! Thought it was time to update you on our shop opening and reno projects! We are moving along with renovations and all the “fun” stuff involved with opening a business! We have been busy playing with paints, laying floors, building walls – we are doing it all ourselves with a LOT of help […]

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Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Retailer Training

I’m certified! no wise cracks people I just returned from a few days in Toronto where I was attending  Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailers training. What a great experience! Training was held at Homestead House where all of the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint is made. Right there…on Niagara Street…in Toronto! (YEAH for Canadian made […]

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