Portland, ME Studio
98 Cross St N
Portland, ME 04101
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Board & Brush
SIP & PAINT AT OUR WOOD SIGN WORKSHOPS
At Board & Brush in Portland, 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 Portland. 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 Portland Owners
Lori Goddard & Brittny Daly
Lori and Brittny are a mother-daughter team. Lori previously worked in the dental field for over 20 years and also owned two very successful Curves franchises. Brittny studied Neuroscience at Bates College and earned her Master's Degree at Northeastern University. She worked as a physician assistant for the past seven years in family practice and urgent care, but after the birth of her second son, she decided to leave her job in order to have more time with her family. When Brittny learned about Board & Brush, she thought it would be perfect for her entrepreneurial spirited mom, Lori, but quickly realized it would be a great opportunity for them both!
They opened their first studio, Board & Brush Portsmouth NH in 2017 and their second in Amherst, NH 2018! They love the hard work and joy that comes with creating their studios and are very excited to open their third location in Portland, which will be the first in Maine! Lori and Brittny love working together, doing DIY projects and truly enjoy teaching others how to make beautiful projects at Board & Brush! Lori and her husband, Bob, live in NH with their German Shepherd, Kade. Lori has four amazing adult children, Brittny, Alyssa, Kylie and Travis and daughter and son-in-law’s who all, in some way, help and are a part of Board and Brush! Lori loves spending time with her family which included 6 incredible grandchildren Brittny and her husband, Matt have two adorable, active young boys, Miles and Porter, who keep them very busy! They have a love for all things Maine; they met in college in Maine, married at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, held their reception at the lobster shack (lobster is now their 5 year old’s favorite food...expensive date!) and are raising their family in Maine.
Amanda is the studio manager for the Portland studio. With a background in Experiential Marketing and Events and a passion for DIY and home decor, Amanda Cahoon's transition to Studio Manager at Board & Brush is the best of both worlds! Having worked at Board & Brush as an Instructor part-time since the Portland studio's opening, Amanda knows the ins and outs of B&b. As a Portland native, she is excited to be a part of a fun, creative, and rewarding experience while meeting so many new people in the studio!
Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Portland
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 Portland is located on 98 Cross St. North in the Old Port, in the same building as Arabica Coffee, El Rayo and Jibe Spin on Free St., the backside of the building facing the parking lot and the ocean next to LIV Yoga.
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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