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Welcome to the Erie
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 Erie.

Erie, PA is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania. It sits beautifully on Lake Erie in the Northwest corner of Pennsylvania. Erie is ranked in the top ten for sunsets in the world! Presque Isle State Park is where the famous Waldameer Park and Water World are located. The 3,200-acre peninsula celebrates everything outdoors, with 7 miles of surf beaches, eleven miles of hiking trails, 13.5 miles of biking, plus birding, fishing, boating, kayaking and more! There are major hotels within ten minutes of Board & Brush along the Bay of Lake Erie including the Sheraton Erie Bayfront and Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront. The north east side of the city has the beautiful Lake Erie Wine Country, with a long wine trail. Erie is also known for many local breweries, the Lake Erie Ale Trail, Splash Lagoon indoor water park, skiing at Peak n Peak Resort and finally Presque Isle Downs & Casino. The Erie Maritime Museum traces the history of Lake Erie and is the home port of the US Brig Niagara, an updated 19th-century ship. Erie is known for its “Snowbelt”, famous for the winter wonderland created by the lake effect snow.

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 Erie.

Erie, PA is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania. It sits beautifully on Lake Erie in the Northwest corner of Pennsylvania. Erie is ranked in the top ten for sunsets in the world! Presque Isle State Park is where the famous Waldameer Park and Water World are located. The 3,200-acre peninsula celebrates everything outdoors, with 7 miles of surf beaches, eleven miles of hiking trails, 13.5 miles of biking, plus birding, fishing, boating, kayaking and more! There are major hotels within ten minutes of Board & Brush along the Bay of Lake Erie including the Sheraton Erie Bayfront and Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront. The north east side of the city has the beautiful Lake Erie Wine Country, with a long wine trail. Erie is also known for many local breweries, the Lake Erie Ale Trail, Splash Lagoon indoor water park, skiing at Peak n Peak Resort and finally Presque Isle Downs & Casino. The Erie Maritime Museum traces the history of Lake Erie and is the home port of the US Brig Niagara, an updated 19th-century ship. Erie is known for its “Snowbelt”, famous for the winter wonderland created by the lake effect snow.

Board & Brush Erie is a BYOB establishment.

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SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS

At Board & Brush in Erie, 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 Erie. 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 Erie Owners

Chris & Ann Thunell

Ann always dreamt of being an entrepreneur. She and her husband, Chris, met at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and married right out of school. Over the next few years, they moved from St. Louis, to Cleveland, to Toronto, and back to St. Louis for Chris’s corporate career. After a life changing event, they were ready to slow life down and raise their kids in Erie. They sold everything, moved to Erie in the middle of February 2015, and started their dream of entrepreneurship. 

Ann was blessed to have been a stay at home mom with their four kids for fourteen years. During this time, she used her closet design background to design kitchens and spaces for friends and family. When they moved to Erie, she was able to tackle her dream of starting the Barn Door Design Company. Her first big job was the display pieces at The Woolen Mill in Meadville, PA, and she was also able create custom pieces for clients in their homes. While researching a “monogram wooden sign” for a client, she found Board & Brush and knew that was what she wanted to do – teach others to work with wood!

Ann and Chris have been married for twenty years and they have four amazing kids. They also have a German Shepherd, a black lab and live out in the country. They all love coming home and being together in between their many activities as a busy family.

Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Erie

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 Erie is located in Village West Plaza on West 26th, one mile from Peninsula in the same plaza as Talbots, Birds Unlimited and Butch’s Restaurant.

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

3330 West 26th St
Unit #20
Erie, PA 16506

(814) 392-3500 |
erie@boardandbrush.com

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