Erie, PA Studio
3330 West 26th St
Erie, PA 16506
Board & Brush
Welcome to the Erie
DIY Wood Sign Workshop!
Board & Brush Erie is a BYOB establishment.
- Upcoming Workshops -
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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.
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!
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