Board & Brush

Welcome to the Downers Grove
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 Downers Grove.

Located about 22 miles west of Chicago, Downers Grove is in the heart of suburban Chicago. Downers Grove always has something fun and family-friendly going on throughout the year. Some of the city's biggest attractions include the Tivoli Theater, McCollum Park, and the Morton Arboretum which is just northwest of downtown Downers Grove. Downers Grove has several restaurants and bars, where you can come to enjoy a romantic night out, a family gathering, or relax and enjoy listening to some good music with friends. Board & Brush Downers Grove is located on Main Street in historic downtown Downers Grove. It is close to Ballydoyle Irish Pub, across the street from the Cellar Door Winery, and just down the street from the Pierce Tavern.

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 Downers Grove.

Located about 22 miles west of Chicago, Downers Grove is in the heart of suburban Chicago. Downers Grove always has something fun and family-friendly going on throughout the year. Some of the city's biggest attractions include the Tivoli Theater, McCollum Park, and the Morton Arboretum which is just northwest of downtown Downers Grove. Downers Grove has several restaurants and bars, where you can come to enjoy a romantic night out, a family gathering, or relax and enjoy listening to some good music with friends. Board & Brush Downers Grove is located on Main Street in historic downtown Downers Grove. It is close to Ballydoyle Irish Pub, across the street from the Cellar Door Winery, and just down the street from the Pierce Tavern.

Board & Brush Downers Grove is a licensed establishment.
Beer and wine are available for purchase in the studio.
Please note, BYOB is not permitted, you are welcome to bring in your own snacks.

Upcoming Workshops

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12/11/2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Pick Your Project Workshop
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12/12/2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Pick Your Project Workshop

Click on a workshop below to register!

Board & Brush

Wine, Paint & Wood Signs

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At Board & Brush in Downers Grove, 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!

Check out our Calendar to view upcoming wine, paint and wood sign workshops!

Private Workshops, Birthday Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Corporate Events & More

Whether you're looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Downers Grove. 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 decor.

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Meet Board & Brush Downers Grove Owners

Katie & Mike Ilic

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Katie started her career as a high-school math teacher at Neuqua Valley in Naperville where she also coached the sophomore volleyball team. Eight years later, she left the classroom behind to stay at home with her daughter when she was born. She traded in calculators and lecturing, for diapers and sleepless nights! Mike attended NIU and will always be a Husky at heart. He was a Senior Manager at Accenture for 18 years before leaving that behind to become a Board & Brush studio owner. 

Katie & Mike attended a workshop for their anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed their experience. They were immediately hooked and knew that a business, like Board & Brush, would be perfect for their family. Katie’s passion is teaching, and Mike is a DIY junkie. Owning and operating a Board & Brush studio is not only an exciting new adventure but also gives them the flexibility to spend more time together as a family. It hardly feels like working when you love what you do every day!

Katie and Mike met on a blind date back in 2011, and the rest was history. Family is their number one priority. Katie has a small, close-knit family and Mike has a huge (and loud!) 100% Croatian family. Some of their favorite things to do are to take their two Yorkie puppies for walks around the neighborhood, spend summer days at the pool, make dinner together, and snuggle up with a good movie

Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Downers Grove

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 Downers Grove is located on Main Street in historic downtown Downers Grove. It is close to Ballydoyle Irish Pub, across the street from the Cellar Door and just down the street from the Pierce Tavern. Ample parking available in the parking garage behind the studio, take Curtis St. to Mochel Dr.

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

5151 Main St
Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 442-1887 | downersgrove@boardandbrush.com

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