Check out our workshops:

Milk Paint 101 – Come learn about Milk Paint

Workshop Fun Front Porch Mercantile

We are proud to be CERTIFIED Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint trainers!



In this class we learn all about Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and companion products (hemp oil, waxes and bonding agents), including mixing, preparing, layering and distressing.

Cost? Only $79 per person which INCLUDES:

3-hours of Hands-on Instruction
Take Home Sample Boards and Mason Jar Makeover
Light snacks, coffee, tea and bottled water
10% off all Miss Mustard Seed Products on the day of the workshop
Lots of laughs and fun

What Will You Learn?

Tips on mixing Milk Paint
When to use Bonding Agent
How-to use Milk Paint as a Stain vs. Paint
Understanding of the chippy,  antiqued or distressed look
Hands on experience with of all Miss Mustard Seed’s Top Coats-  Furniture Wax, Antique Wax, White & Hemp Oil
Creating Custom Colours & Unique Finishes

Learn how to paint your furniture safely and easily with NO SMELL, NO SANDING and NO PRIMING (really!)

Leave with the confidence to work on your own furniturePlease wear your paint friendly clothing (sometimes painting gets a bit crazy) and don’t forget your enthusiasm. :)

Cost: $79 pls tax

Payment in full is required to reserve your spot. Please register early as class size is small to keep it “hands on” and cozy!



Cancellations:  do the nature of our small workshops and the preparation involved, *25.00 will be retained by Front Porch Mercantile in the event of cancellation. If your spot is not canceled within 24 hours of your scheduled class the entire amount will be non refundable. All classes are subj to change if minimum class attendance is not met. Participants will be notified by email.



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Join us for our Monthly PINTEREST PARTY WORKSHOP!

Pinterest Parties at Front Porch Mercantile


Pinterest Party and Girls Night Out –  JEWELRY HOLDER – Date TBD

Join me as we make a wooden jewelry holder, we will paint up a reclaimed board using any of our in house paints of your choice, try a few different techniques and you will go home with a lovely jewellery holder custom created by you!

I’ll show you how you can EASILY create a stylish jewellery holder ready to hang in your home. I supply everything including snacks and beverages, you bring your enthusiasm and wear your paint clothing and you will go home with a finished project ready to show off and the confidence to make many more on your own! We will be working with messy paints so wear your paint clothing, we offer a relaxed casual workshop area!Perfectly imperfect as we like to say!

It’s always fun to pin something to the “I did it board” on Pinterest!

This class will run 6-830pm ish – sometimes we go along a little faster, sometimes we gab and go a little slower, hope you can join us!

We are excited to offer monthly Pinterest Inspired Parties and can’t wait to see you!

This class has limited seating and pre registration is required so I can prepare  in advance.

Registration will close 24 hours prior to the workshop, but if you have a last minute request please just give me a call and I’ll see if I can accommodate you!

Our Pinterest inspired workshops fill up fast, so please register early online

Cost: 60.00 per person (pls that pesky hst)

Date: TBD

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Front Porch Mercantile, 1177 Hillsborough Road, Lower Coverdale NB

*Registration is only confirmed once you have paid in full.




Step Stool Workshop - Front Porch Mercantile(step stools featured here by The Golden Sycamore, Liz Marie Blog, Miss Mustard Seed, Front Porch Mercantile)

You ask for a fun project and we think we’ve found just the fun project for you!


In this class we learn all about Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and companion products (hemp oil, waxes and bonding agents), including mixing, preparing, layering and distressing and finishing. We will practice on sample boards and then work on a fun and practical wooden STEP STOOL that will be completely in class for you to take home!

Milk Paint is a beautiful natural NO VOC paint and so much fun to work with.

All supplies are provided and all students receive 10% off any Milk Paint products purchased the day of the class! You will go home with sample boards you have painted, a completed step stool and the confidence to start your own milk painted project ! Please wear your paint friendly clothing (sometimes things get a bit crazy) and don’t forget your enthusiasm. :)

We pride ourselves on creating a casual and fun learning environment, this is your chance to play with different paints, experiment and have fun doing it! Hope you can make it!

Cost: $120 plus hst

Payment in full to reserve your spot. Please register early as class size is limited to keep it “hands on” and cozy!

Class runs from 9:00am – approx 12:30pm please arrive a few mins early so we can start on time! We will have some morning muffins and snack, coffee, tea and water for you!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Step Stool Workshop - Front Porch Mercantile



Private Group Paint Parties, Girls Night Out, Team Building etc


Front Porch Mercantile LOVES a paint party! We’ve hosted wedding parties, team building parties, family and friends, church group and girls night out. Want to do a ladies wine night out etc? WE can help. Come on over to Front Porch Mercantile and let’s get painting!

We can host groups of 4 – 8 people? (sometimes we can squeeze a bit more…call me) :)

Book a private party and we will get messy together – light snacks and beverages can be arranged too!

We can work with Fat Paint Chalk Paint, Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint  or Fusion  Mineral Paint, we can paint and or make – we will discuss your needs and wants!

We would love to help you organize a painting get together, please email for details and prices.


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