Well hello there!


Welcome to the Front Porch, we’re so honored to have you as part of our creative community.

 Whether you’re brand spanking new to the creative world or you’re a creative veteran, I hope you’ll find some value in the resources, information, tips, and inspiration on our website and in our retail stores. We’re here for YOU!

 I’m Wendy and original chief creative here at Front Porch Mercantile. 7 years ago I started documenting my DIY adventures and painting projects on this blog, and then was inspired to open our first retail location in Moncton NB. Fast forward LOADS of awesome customers and followers later, workshops and painted pieces, blog posts and Front Porch Mercantile is back to being a blog and online shop. 

 On the blog, I gab about cottage living and renovating on real-life budgets along with painting, lots of painting, making and decorating. I’m joined by my Mr, who is an outdoor photographer and together we are building a creative life filled with simple pleasures and adventures.  We will be sharing lots of tips on how we sold everything we owned and ran away from home to live a creative life by the sea and more.

We still paint but much of my time is also spent coaching creative shop owners over on my coaching site.

We LOVE our creative followers and Front Porch community and truly believe everyone has a creative side. It’s our mission to inspire you to love (or re-love) your home affordably and help you “imagine the possibilities”, whether that’s by inspiring you to pick up a paintbrush, redecorate your home or tapping into your creative abilities!



You will find DIY tips, inspiration, how to’s on the blog

We will share tips and resources with you and you can shop our online store for lot’s of our creative products and paints


If you are new here, we know it can be overwhelming to find your way around, that’s why we  created this page, with some of our best resources and posts, to get you started.

Get started:


Step  1 –  Join our community! Come hang out with us!

We have a few ways you can stay in touch and be part of our fabulous Front Porch Mercantile Community. Keep up to date via monthly email HERE, you will receive our blog posts with tips and resources for our community members.

We promise not to send you too many annoying emails – we totally hate that too.

Please follow us on FACEBOOK HERE, we try to add lots of inspiration and ideas on FB daily!

If you are a paint retailer looking for business and mentoring inspiration, you may want to join my business community HERE.


Step 2 – Check out our most popular posts

Here are some creative resources on the blog to get you started, you can find out our fav paint resources HERE

A few of our favorite resources and tools can be found here 

Looking for some great before and afters? Here are a few favourites!

Thanks so much for stopping in, I hope you will stick around, leave me a comment or send me an email if you can, I would LOVE to hear from you, I’d love to know where you are on your DIY journey, if you have any specific questions about our paints or workshops or what its like to live in a wee cottage by the sea ha ha. Shoot me an email anytime, you can reach me here Don’t forget to join our VIP Newsletter HERE 

Let’s paint, make and decorate together, so glad you are here!

Thanks so much for hanging out with us!