Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
A few weeks ago I grabbed one of my best gals and we had our monthly ladies night out. This particular night consisted of creating a custom wooden sign to display in our home at a local Board and Brush DIY Workshop at their Sanford location in Central Florida. I’m even more thrilled to chat about this wood sign workshop with all of you because it’s offered throughout the United States. Finally, a workshop that so many of you can experience and it involves home decor!
So what is Board and Brush exactly? It’s a studio in your area where you build, stain, and paint your very own wooden sign. You have from over 100 designs to choose from and all the materials are provided. All you have to do is pick your design, show up, and let the wonderful people of Board and Brush guide you. In just a matter of 3 hours, you leave with a professional made sign to proudly display in your home.
Alicia and I arrived not knowing what to expect but we quickly made new friends, enjoyed a glass of wine, and got ready to build our sign from raw materials. What does this mean exactly? Well, you’re handed strips of wood that you’ll need to use a hammer on to give it a distressed look, sand the edges, and apply your stain. You’re literally building and assembling your sign.
From there you’re given a drill to attach all of your wooden pieces together. At this point you’re feeling pretty good about what you’ve accomplished so far and the fun isn’t even over.
When you purchase your ticket online, you pick your sign design which usually includes custom wording. For example, your family name, dates, or picking a general design. A stencil is printed and given to you to place on your stained sign that sticks to the wood so it doesn’t move once you start painting.
And speaking of paint! They have an abundance of colors available for you to choose from. Go all white for a farmhouse look or add color throughout to make your sign pop.
Once you’ve applied the paint over your stencil, you’ll carefully peel it off. Get ready to be truly amazed at the results. The signs created during this workshop were stunning and looked professionally made. I was nervous my paint leaked under the stencil but it turned out great! I’ll be sealing mine and keeping it on my back patio.
If you’re looking for something different for a ladies night out, you need to consider Board and Brush. The venue was amazing with examples of signs hung everywhere, music playing throughout the event, and an amazing staff there to guide and support. You also leave feeling confident in your sign making skills.To sweeten the workshop even more, they’re currently offering holiday themed signs that are a must see!
This was truly a fun night out experiencing something new. Seriously, how great is it that all you have to do is show up, everything is provided for you, and you don’t have a mess to clean up in your own home? It’s time to find out if you have a Board and Brush near you, pick your date, choose your design, and then simply show up and have fun! We attended the location in Downtown Sanford, FL if you’re local to this area. Let me know if you decide to check it out. So. Much. Fun!
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