Grand Blanc, MI Studio
108 E Grand Blanc Rd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Board & Brush
Welcome to the Grand Blanc
DIY Wood Sign & Wood Project Workshop!
Board & Brush Grand Blanc is a licensed establishment.
Beer and wine are available for purchase in the studio.
Please note, BYOB is not permitted.
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SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS
At Board & Brush in Grand Blanc, 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 Grand Blanc. 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.
FOR PREMADE PROJECTS & DIY @HOME KITS
Love the projects but unable to attend a Board & Brush workshop? Not to worry! Through our online shop, you can purchase a wide variety of premade signs, boxes, trays, porch signs, DIY @HOME KITS, and more.
Meet Board & Brush Grand Blanc Owners
Joe & Liz DeGain
Liz and Joe DeGain have known each other since 6th grade and have been together as a couple the majority of their lives. They have always been educators/instructors at the core; they love helping and connecting with people. They both have teaching degrees from Oakland University and the University of Michigan respectively, with masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction. After nearly 24 years of combined experience in public education, the pair continued their teaching in the CrossFit realm around the US, internationally, and in their hometown of Grand Blanc, Michigan at their gym, 810 CrossFit.
Joe is still traveling, teaching, and coaching full-time while Liz has mainly remained local for the last year and a half. Although Liz still loves teaching CrossFit, she was at a point in her life where a new adventure made sense for herself, her family, and her community. The perfect new adventure for Liz was taking on a Board & Brush franchise in their town of Grand Blanc! Her love of the brand was sparked by the DeGain's brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Nicole DeGain, after watching them open their Board & Brush Creative Studio in Bloomington, Indiana this past year. As crazy as 2020 has been, B&b GB feels meant to be. Liz loves the notion of DIY instruction for people of all ages, makes and creeds, in a fun, safe and entertaining atmosphere. Joe will be present on a lesser scale, but he has been nothing but amazingly supportive of Liz's new passion and commitment to Board & Brush Grand Blanc.
This is truly Liz's DIY happy place. The DeGains love that their 4 children, son-in-law, and 2 (almost 3) grandbabies are so supportive and excited for this B&b GB adventure. You might even see one or two of their teens assisting in a workshop. Their 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 chickens, and bearded dragon might be a little jealous of how much time has been spent at the studio lately, but time with family, friends, and animals is still their favorite. In their downtime, Liz, Joe, and their family also love to workout, backpack, travel to Gulf Shores Alabama for family and beaches, play card games, garden, try local beverages, and support all things Michigan.....even the Detroit Lions.
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Grand Blanc
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 Grand Blanc is located in the center of the city, behind Big Boy, next to Darby Tax and OP Nails. Parking located on the west side of the building or ample street parking available on Grand Blanc Rd and Grand Blvd.
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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