That Time I Went To Miss Mustard Seed’s Studio and Didn’t Take Pictures

True story. I was at Miss Mustard Seed’s beautiful studio, spent 3 days with her and only snapped a few pictures. Not even good ones. Seriously. No Facebook Live post. No interview with her. No lovely shots. Nope. I had all that planned. But…I don’t know. We started painting and chatting and that was that. […]

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I’m off to Miss Mustard Seed’s Studio

Guys! Guess what? Guess where I am off to this week? I’m jetting off to Pennsylvania to spend a few days with Miss Mustard Seed in her beautiful studio. For real. (all photos on this post are from Miss Mustard Seed) I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this. Marian (Miss […]

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Save the Date – A DIY By the Sea Retreat

I’m so excited. A DIY Paint by the Sea Retreat. Did you hear? I made a little announcement on Facebook today.  Go have a peek. I’ll wait….. Did you see? We’re hosting a retreat. I know…bad hair, terrible video but seriously…did you SEE that beach?? The resort?? Oh my. Are you gonna save the date? […]

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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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Re Loved Cottage Buffet and Hutch

I’m a little late with beach cottage updates. So many of you have asked. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is I painted the cottage buffet and hutch and a few other things. The bad new is I didn’t get all the furniture painted at the beach cottage. Which is funny because […]

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What’s The Difference in Furniture Paints?

This post has been a long time coming. I am asked every-single-day “What’s the difference between paints?” and to explain the difference between the three paint lines I carry – Fusion Mineral Paint (an acrylic), Miss Mustard Seed’s (a Milk Paint) and FAT Paint (a chalk paint). So here we go! Three paints. “Why do […]

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Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint How To

    You know I LOVE Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint! I love the finish it gives, the variety of looks it can offer, it’s the smoothest sanding paint eva and I adore the depth of colour it has. I love it so much, I am a North American Retailer Trainer,  I love teaching fellow […]

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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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Re-Loved Abandoned Dresser (Guest Post Little Blue House by the Bay)

Today I am excited to have my first “guest” here on Front Porch Mercantile. I met Colette from Little Blue House on The Bay when she popped into my shop 2 years ago to buy her first bag of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. She lives in Northern NB and she organized a fun workshop […]

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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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