DIY by the Sea, Feb 3 – 5, 2017
From $499 2 nights, ppdo

Been admiring those nifty re-loving your furniture and décor projects on Pinterest and Facebook but haven’t known where to start?
This weekend is perfect for you, and your friends!

Get ready to start, finish AND take home 8 new projects (like those featured in the photo) you’ll love creating while having a great time surrounded by others just like you here at the beach – everything will be provided, including instructions and guidance along the way.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Wendy Batten of Front Porch Mercantile who will host this fun filled weekend. Using Canadian made, 100% All Natural Milk Paint, FAT Paint, Chalk Style Paints and Fusion Mineral Paints you’ll tackle and create 8 projects that’ll leave you more than ready to take on projects at home. While we won’t tackle ‘furniture’ this weekend, by doing the 8 projects you’ll learn HOW to use DIY paints and be more than ready to refresh and re-love your furniture!

And don’t worry – this Retreat is perfect for beginners and experienced DIYers alike. No worries, it’s not all work and no play!

Check out the package and itinerary below and reserve soon, this event will sell out fast!

DIY by the Sea Retreat
Friday Feb 3 – Sunday Feb 5, 2017
from $499 per person, based on 2 people sharing room, plus tax

2 night/3 day Package Includes:

  • 2 nights room accommodations (cottage rates available)
  • All events listed on Schedule
  • 8 DIY Projects including supplies & materials
  • Friday evening Paint Bar Meet & Greet
  • Breakfast on Sat & Sun, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday
  • Gratuities
  • Access to all recreation facilities
  • Wi-fi & parking
  • and all the laughs and fun we can muster up!

DIY by the Sea Retreat Schedule

Friday Feb. 3
7-8:30pm: Paint Bar Meet & Greet
8:30-9pmish: Bonfire with S’mores
8 – 11pm: Live Entertainment in the Lounge

Saturday Feb 4
8 – 9:30am: Breakfast in Elliot’s Dining Room
9:30 – 11:30am – Paint Project
12 – 2: Lunch & Lounge around
2 – 4pm: Paint Project
6:15pm: Dinner in Elliot’s Dining Room
Evening is yours to enjoy the live entertainment in the Lounge (8-11pm), head for the pool, or a stroll on the beach.

Sunday Feb 5
8 – 9:30am: Breakfast in Elliot’s Dining Room
9:30-11am: Paint Project
11am: Wrap up & take home your new creations!

About the Instructor: Wendy BattenWendyBatten

This weekend’s workshops is being facilitated by Wendy Batten, Atlantic Canada’s DIY paint and up-cycle guru and her team of awesome creative. Wendy is a certified Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailer trainer and empower of creativity and a self-proclaimed paint aficionado. She teaches creative workshops to all levels of DIY enthusiast and also to other creative entrepreneurs. Wendy owns and operates Front Porch Mercantile, located in Moncton NB and has a satellite location at Mom’s Buy and Sell in Lunenburg NS, she divides her time equally between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Wendy has taught workshops to all levels of DIY enthusiasts, to fellow retailers across North America, Atlantic Canada, Florida, Ontario and more.

Wendy is Atlantic Canada’s DIY paint guru, she is a Milk Paint, chalk paint and all around up cycle and furniture paint fanatic and loves to share her passion with others. Wendy is one of only 4 North American Miss Mustard Seed Certified Retailer Trainers works directly for Miss Mustard Seed herself as a training consultant and Atlantic Canada’s Regional Developer for The FAT Paint Company. She has been mentioned in East Coast Living and Cottage Life, has a very successful DIY blog and retail workshop.

Teaching paint workshops and inspiring others fill up Wendy’s happy bucket. Come join her for a fun filled creative weekend – it’s not hard, and you’ll love it…pinky swear!

What have past participants said about Wendy’s Paint and DIY workshops?
Check these out:

“Awwwwweeee!!! Loved your Workshop!!! So relaxing, and Wendy is a delight. It is obvious; this woman has a passion for what she does. Thank you for sharing that with others! Keep up the great work!!! I cannot wait to attend my next workshop. :) “ –  Mia L, Dieppe, NB

“I recently signed up for a spring painting class with Wendy Batten of Front Porch Mercantile having zero clues as to what we’d be doing other than using MMS milk paint and doing some sort of bird house. Well… was I ever in for a surprise! Not only did we get to paint aforementioned bird house (which totally rocked!), we also painted an amazing flower pot as well – in our choice of colors. I love, love, LOVED this class and definitely will attend another one! She should just call them “Fun at the Front Porch” as the classes are fabulous, just like her product and herself.” – Marlene Oulton

“Your workshops are A+, so thankful I attended and will definitely attend more. I learned more than imaginable that night. And had a great time with the ladies.
Thanks!!!” – Lynn F – Moncton

“It took me a year to build up the courage to even THINK I could paint may own furniture or do some crafty things. I am not crafty. I am not creative. BUT, I was on Pinterest every day, and dreamed of taking my old furniture and making it look better. I found Wendy’s web site and was so surprised to see it was in New Brunswick. I drove down and hesitantly visited. I loved her enthusiasm and knowledge and signed up for a class. OH MY WORD. I cannot write well to explain how relieved I felt after the class. I loved it all. Learning lots of new things, laughing, and I left really confident. I had a wonderful time and I learned a new skill. I am now on my 8th project and I feel confident to try new things. If you can take a class you really should jump at the chance. I will be taking more fun classes for sure. (already signed up for a class in November) Thank you Wendy for giving me new confidence and skills.” – Suzanne L Fredericton NB

“I have recently been to the shop for the workshop, stenciling on fabrics. So much fun. I felt at home the minute I walked through your door, perhaps the hug had something to do with it?  Either way it was informative and fun.
Following you on F/B has given this stay at home mom exciting projects and wonderful ideas. Never in a million years did I enjoy painting anything until now. My furniture has never looked better, and I feel accomplished and hopeful to explore more. I am looking forward to the Christmas workshop in November.”
– Kim K., Port Elgin


* Expires February 5, 2017