Forest, VA Studio
1091 Burnbridge Rd
Forest, VA 24551
Board & Brush
Welcome to the Forest
DIY Wood Sign Workshop!
Board & Brush Forest offers complimentary wine or beer.
Please note, BYOB is not permitted.
- Upcoming Workshops -
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Board & Brush
SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS
At Board & Brush in Forest, 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 Forest. 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.
Meet Board & Brush Forest Owner
Stefanie was born and raised here in Bedford County and she and her husband Jamie have been married for eighteen years and have built their family as well as their businesses here. They have a seventeen-year-old son, Ramsey, and a fifteen-year-old daughter, Riley, that have both been instrumental in the creation and renovations of the studio. Jamie owns and operates a logging and excavating business that allows him to do what makes him happy. As a family they love to travel to the Smokey Mountains and to the Outer Banks. They love spending time riding the trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway and visiting the orchards for fresh fruit each season. Stefanie is the daughter of a talented carpenter that started her love for the sight, smell and feel of sawdust. Thankfully, her husband being a logger has continued to fill her home and her heart with piles of it! In November of 2018 Stefanie attended a workshop at another studio and fell in love with the idea, the atmosphere and the experience. When she couldn't get the idea out of her head, she decided to look into the franchise options and by January of 2019 she had committed to opening one in her hometown. Building a brick and mortar business that will allow her to give back to the community that has helped her become the woman she is today will fulfill a lifelong dream for her.
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Forest
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 Forest is located near Apocalypse Ale Works and just down the street from Benjamin‘s, Brauburger, Trio and La Caretta, as well as many other great restaurants. There is parking in front as well as in back of the building.
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!
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