I realize it’s Friday and we are almost into this weekend, but I had to tell you about last weekend. We went back to Indiana to visit my parents and family, and the first item on the agenda Friday night was Girls Night! We we spent a few hours at Board & Brush in Valparaiso, and I have to say- it was such a blast!
My aunt, cousin (Hi Kelly!) and my Mom and I all got together for a fun night out, and to celebrate my aunt’s birthday. I’ve done a couple pieces at Board & Brush before (see here and here), and always enjoy it and come home with a beautiful piece for our home, all while sipping drinks and chatting away!
I love seeing how each studio is laid out. Board & Brush in Valpo is generously sized and there are TONS of boards on the walls as examples of the various projects you can choose, stains, colors, special treatments, etc. Even when you walk in, you are greeted by a cheery little area.
When I was selecting my piece ahead of time, I browsed through the website and decided what would fit best in our home (size and decor wise) and settled on the “Holiday Cheers!” card holder. But I opted to customize it (which B&B can totally do) and had them update the stencil so it said “Warm Wishes!” with non-seasonal trim instead of holly on the corners. That way, I can use it to display cards all year round!
We distressed our boards, stained them, then stenciled on our designs. There are several options when it comes to stains and white or gray washing, and then lots of options for colors for your stencils too. In fact, the “Paint Bar” totally reminded me of a nail salon with all the polish choices. So many!
And check out that wall behind me- what a cool touch! I can’t wait to hang up my board…now I have a functional way to display all those beautiful greeting cards!
So if you are looking for a fun Girls Night (or birthday idea, etc.), definitely check out your local Board & Brush studio. They are adding studios everywhere because they are becoming so popular! And special thanks to Board & Brush Valpo for the fun night. I’ll definitely be back…I’ve got my eye on a few more projects :-)
This post was in partnership with Board & Brush.