Erie Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

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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 CLASS 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.

Erie Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

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Wine, Paint & Wood Signs

Erie Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

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!

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 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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Erie Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

Meet Board & Brush Erie Owners
Ann & Chris Thunell

Chris and Ann always dreamt of being entrepreneurs. Ann grew up in Erie, PA, graduated from Villa in ’95 and went off to SUNY Stony Brook to pursue her Volleyball dream. During that time, her parents moved from Erie to Southern Illinois, where Ann transferred after two seasons in NY. Chris was raised in O’Fallon Illinois, where his father was in the Air Force for twenty-two years. Chris and Ann met at SIU Carbondale and their commonalities of college athletics and east coast family backgrounds brought them together. They married right out of school and started many years of moving from St. Louis, to Cleveland, to Toronto 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 and started their dream of entrepreneurship. Ann was blessed to have been a stay at home 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 as well as 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! Chris has also created his own Executive Management Consulting Company – MACS Management. They have been married for eighteen years and they have four amazing kids fifteen, thirteen, eleven, and six years old. They also have a two-year old German Shepherd, a one-year old Lab, and they live on fourteen acres in McKean. 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 and Brush Erie is located in Village West Plaza on West 26th St. in Erie. They are only one mile from Peninsula Drive which can take you right to their main attractions on the water. They are 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

UNIT #20
ERIE, PA 16506

(814) 392-3500  |

Erie Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio
Erie Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

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