Top 10 Posts Front Porch Mercantile


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 get back at it!

With the New Year approaching (can you believe it’s almost 2016?!) I thought I’d have a look and see what my most viewed posts of 2015 were. I ran the numbers and WOW, I was a little surprised. Lots of paint related favourites of course, but I have been surprised by your interest in our little cottage by the sea as well!

Here’s the top 10


Milk Painted Buffet this dated 70’s piece gets a fun makeover with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Tricycle Red!

Maple Buffet Before - Front Porch Mercantile


Painted Vintage Tunk! Oh how I loved this makeover. An old trunk gets a wonderful new look with a little FAT Paint. This trunk had fabric, wood, metal and leather all painted with one swoop of my brush.

updated and reimagined trunk from Front Porch Mercantile


How to Plank a Wall on a Budget. We’ve had LOTS of interest in out plank wall projects. It’s seriously SUPER easy to stain wood with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Seriously easy guys. No smell. No chemicals. Great look.

Plank Wall After Front Porch Mercantile



How To Paint Wicker. This post is not very old, but it’s had a lot of traffic. I’ve had a lot of questions about how its holding up, and it’s just perfect. I am looking forward to rocking little Ava in this chair a lot.

Easily Paint Wicker with Front Porch Mercantile


How to transform an older family piece into something new and lovely with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I love this piece in our cottage. A MMS Red Tricycle Painted Dresser by Front Porch Mercantile


Our Christmas Home Tour. I was a little nervous to share bits of our imperfect home, it’s not fancy, or staged, or professional decorated or photographed. I was overwhelmed by the number of views and shares and the kind words you shared. I try to keep it real with you all. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing other East Coast bloggers homes as well, it is so wonderful to see everyone’s Christmas decor.



Our budget bathroom reno.We used a little paint and imagination to update our laundry room/bathroom on a tight budget. This has been one of my most pinned projects. Ever. Thank you!

Easy bathroom update - Front Porch Mercantile



How To Prep Your Furniture for Painting. I get asked lots of questions daily about how to prep. This post almost went viral. I will be sharing lots more painting tips in 2016.

How to prep your furniture for paint from Front Porch Mercantile



How To Paint Leather wow, this post went a little nutso. I am pretty sure everyone thinks I am crazy. I painted this in January and as of today its holding up fine. I did re wax it at one point in September as our big Dobermans decided they liked the sunshine too and used it a lot. It got a bit marked up, but a wipe of wax and it was fine.

Painting Leather with Fat Paint


Our Cottage Reno. Our number one post of the year. Honestly, this is just a few pictures about the cottage. I hope to post more projects in the Spring and lots of before and afters. We did so many projects, used so much paint and had so much fun. We were BLOWN away by the interest in our little cottage by the sea and by how much love we’ve had for our paints in Lunenburg. We were fully booked all Summer, Fall and into December (can you believe that?) We fully renovated, decorated and prepped this cottage. Labour of love though.

Cottage reno Front Porch Mercantile


So there you go. My top 10.

I hope at least one of these posts inspired you to update, create or re love a piece of furniture.

Here’s to a great 2016 of creative fun!







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