Woodworking techniques and skills combined with the latest trends and custom graphics is what created the DIY Board & Brush Creative Studios concept.
Our DIY wood sign workshops started as a “Girl’s Night Out” with wine and crafts in our founder’s basement and quickly turned into a business idea and then a reality in March of 2015. What started out as one studio in Wisconsin has now grown to more than 70 locations across the U.S.—and we are adding new studios every month!
At Board & Brush Creative Studio, our goal is to turn you into a “DIY master” by encouraging you to understand and appreciate the beauty of raw materials—the wood, the knots, the color variations and the simple imperfections that will make your project unique. Distressing, sanding with the grain, and staining are a few of the important steps we will guide you through to make your personalized wood sign look as though it has been with you for years—like a vintage heirloom.
Our mission: Hone your own passion for décor & DIY projects; we hand you the tools & direction, you create the friendships and craft.
Never used a hammer, sand paper, or a power tool? Never added picture hangers to a home décor sign to hang on your wall? Never waxed wood to protect it from the elements and make it glisten in the light? Don’t worry! We will teach you all of these skills. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if we find you in the hardware store filling up your own toolbox after your DIY workshop session is over!
We work with top graphic designers from all over the country to provide you with the most up-to-date, inspiring designs that will adorn your walls for years to come. In addition, our custom stencil process allows you to personalize your piece with your surname, monogram, the year of your special event or the names of your beloved children … the possibilities are endless and design choices are expansive.
We believe ‘”classy and classic” will always have a place in your home.
So enjoy a glass of wine with your girlfriends, your spouse, your family, your co-workers or anyone else you decide to bring along while you hone your inner woodworking skills.
Board & Brush offers a wide variety of hands-on, private experiences from workshops, private parties, bridal showers, bachelorette gatherings, children’s birthday bashes, corporate events, and fundraisers. All projects are a flat fee and include everything you will need to leave with a beautiful, classic wooden piece to adorn your walls.
You want wine and paint? Great! We supply both to you during your personalized wood sign making experience. Moreover, we have the raw wood and great designs that will enable you to create a custom DIY piece for your home or office.
Let wood be your next palette. Sign up for a wood sign workshop at your local Board & Brush Studio today.
Julie has always believed that anything can be turned into a DIY project with a little creativity and elbow grease. She loves sharing this spirit with others through her wood sign workshops.
Julie worked for Lincoln Financial Group for 15 years as a financial writer and lead marketing analyst before becoming a ‘stay at home mom’. For the past 15 years as a ‘stay at home mom’ she has worked as a freelance financial and grant writer for various companies and non-profit institutions and owned a candle wholesale company that was later acquired.
Julie and her husband, Curt, are weekend warriors when it comes to home remodeling projects. They have spent the past 25 years remodeling 5 homes and an adorable lake cottage. From refinishing wood floors to adding the finishing décor, Julie has become a master at working with tools. Teaching classes on finishing & assembling wood projects comes second nature to her as founder of Board & Brush Creative Studio.