Do you have a theme or style in your home decor? Or are you like me and have a Pinterest collection of how you would love to decorate your home, but you just don’t know how to accomplish it? Either way, we’re always looking for that one decor piece that will get us started on the path of an HGTV worthy home! Well, I think I just found mine! Last night we had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of a brand new business opening to the public this weekend that will help you on your road to becoming Joanna Gaines!
Board & Brush, in North Myrtle Beach, SC is opening this weekend and is a DIY wooden sign experience where you get to create a masterpiece of art for your home. Not only does it look amazing (and yes everyone can do it) it was soooo much fun! It started with just bare pieces of wood, some hammers, nails, and even a meat tenderizer! You distress it, stain it, and then paint it! All of this can be done with your choice of BYOB (Bring your own Beverage).
Now, my husband (the creativity challenged) was very nervous about making something that could potentially be hung up in our home for all to see. But the best part was, you did not need ANY kind of formal “art” training to make something beautiful for your home. All of the materials and step by step instructions are provided for you in a non-judgmental, FUN atmosphere! And honestly, every piece created that night was unique, and beautiful!
This place was so much fun and offered so many designs to choose from, I actually was more stressed about picking my design than I was actually completing the project! But, here are a few tips I have for you before you go (because trust me, you are going to want to give this one a try)!
1. Think about the size of your piece. I choose this beautiful sign to hang over my bed. It’s stunning! But BOY OH BOY did it take a lot more sanding and staining than just a small wall hanging! Don’t get me wrong, it was fun and I am so glad I picked this one, but I will say I can skip arm day at the gym today, after that work out last night!
2. Really think about your color choices. I am a browns, blacks and blues type of person. All of my wardrobe as well as my home decor. Even though I love my piece, and think it totally fits my style, I do think I should have chosen some brighter colors, just because the room I plan to put it in doesn’t get a whole lot of natural light.
3. Set aside a few good hours for it. This is truly an experience, so make sure you don’t put yourself on any kind of time frame. It took us about 3 and a half hours (a lot of that was socializing at the beginning, not going to lie), but just make sure you plan for the time you will be there. You don’t want to rush this, it’s all about the experience, embrace it!
Overall, I am so excited that this is coming to our area. It would be great to do for your first home, a home welcoming gift, gifts for loved ones (cough cough…Mother’s Day is right around the corner), or just a gift for yourself! I already have so many ideas for my next project, and can’t wait to schedule my next Board & Brush!! Highly recommend checking it out!