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Welcome to the Apex
DIY Wood Sign Workshop!

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Apex.

Apex boasts a quaint downtown with a local farmer’s market, an annual music festival and Halle Cultural Arts Center, as well as unique shopping and dining. The beautiful American Tobacco Trail winds through Apex, and the town is also home to local breweries including Southern Peak Brewery, Brueprint Brewing Company, and Vicious Fishes. Located in Wake County, Apex is 12 miles southwest of Raleigh (the capital of North Carolina), and just a few miles from Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Pittsboro, and Fuquay-Varina. Apex is less than 20 minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP), where many of North Carolina’s most creative and innovative companies are headquartered. The area is also surrounded by research universities, including Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), and North Carolina State University (NCSU). 

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A WORKSHOP at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Apex.

Apex boasts a quaint downtown with a local farmer’s market, an annual music festival and Halle Cultural Arts Center, as well as unique shopping and dining. The beautiful American Tobacco Trail winds through Apex, and the town is also home to local breweries including Southern Peak Brewery, Brueprint Brewing Company, and Vicious Fishes. Located in Wake County, Apex is 12 miles southwest of Raleigh (the capital of North Carolina), and just a few miles from Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Pittsboro, and Fuquay-Varina. Apex is less than 20 minutes from Research Triangle Park (RTP), where many of North Carolina’s most creative and innovative companies are headquartered. The area is also surrounded by research universities, including Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), and North Carolina State University (NCSU). 

Board & Brush Apex is a BYOB establishment.
Please Note, liquor and fortified wine are not permitted.

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SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS

At Board & Brush in Apex, we marry the joy of wine and paint with the classic timelessness of wooden signs. Our instructor-led DIY wood sign workshops allow you to combine your creativity and willingness to learn new skills. We provide you with the instruction, materials and design for you to distress, sand, stain, paint, and customize your personalized piece of art!

HOW IT WORKS

1. REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP

View our calendar above to find a date and time that works best for you and your friends and family (the more, the merrier!). You can also look for a workshop that features the type of project you’d like to create, like a PYP or specialty project. Then, you’ll browse our gallery of hundreds of designs to choose which one you’d like to create in your upcoming workshop!

2. ARRIVE EARLY!

Our workshops start on time, so you’ll want to arrive early to get settled! You can start thinking about the endless creative possibilities ahead, take photos with friends, and enjoy your favorite beverage (some studios are BYOB, while others sell alcohol, please check with your local studio about their policies).

3. GET YOUR DIY ON!

At your wood sign workshop, you’ll turn raw wood into a finished project fit for your home! You’ll be guided by our expert instructors throughout each step in the workshop - sanding, distressing, staining, painting your stencil, and waxing! You choose all your colors in person at the workshop! Our workshops are typically about 3 hours long.

4. DISPLAY YOUR NEW DÉCOR

When you leave our workshops, you’ll leave with a wood project that you’ll be proud to display in your home! We mean it when we say that no experience is necessary - our instructors are there to help turn you into a DIY expert. Now that your beautiful farmhouse-inspired project is complete, you’ll take it home to find the perfect spot to display it!

HOST A PRIVATE EVENT WITH BOARD & BRUSH

Whether you're looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, a bachelorette party, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Apex. Our space is uniquely set up to provide a warm, welcoming environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and excited to create their own custom piece of décor.

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Meet Board & Brush Apex Owner

Paula Weigel

Paula has been a crafter and maker all her life, and one of her first ‘commissioned’ craft projects was a Q-Tip monogram when she was seven years old. She gave instructional speeches in college on decoupage for her Public Speaking class and has been referred to as "the go-to gal for craft know-how." She spent fifteen years as a potter and artisan, creating bespoke creations for friends and family, and selling through Etsy and craft markets. While crafting (and her kids) kept Paula busy at nights and on weekends, her days were full with a professional career in creative and strategic services including copywriting, marketing, and brand management. She has been naming, creating strategies, and activating unique experiences for brands since 1999, but it’s been a lifelong dream and faithful prayer journey to open her own studio. Kevin grew up in Wisconsin, playing baseball and watching the Green Bay Packers. He was a finish carpenter for many years, building houses and some of the furnishings in them. He has been in a sales role in the conference industry since 2000. He jokes that since he is a midwesterner who married a southerner, he can get away with saying ‘you betcha’ and ‘y’all’ in the same sentence. Paula and Kevin were married in 2003 in the beautiful scenic mountains of North Carolina. They have two athletic kids that keep them at baseball games and gymnastics meets on most weekends. They’re also parents to the cutest Yorkie-Bichon pup you’ve ever seen. They have always wanted to own their own business and opening a Board and Brush studio was a great fit for their backgrounds, passions, and creative skill sets. They are excited about sharing their love of DIY and craft with their Apex community through fun and rewarding workshops. They hope to continue to teach their kids the values and work ethics behind owning their own business and contribute as local business owners to their town. 

Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Apex

Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on experience.

Board & Brush Apex is located in the Publix Pointe shopping center at the intersection of Kelly Road and Olive Chapel, just off HWY 64 and Interstate 540.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!

Board & Brush

1485 Kelly Rd
Apex, NC 27502

(919) 527-3155 |
apex@boardandbrush.com

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