Written by Sarah Parks
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We all love those kitchens on the HGTV network, with the old farm table, vintage wood signs, and beautiful hanging lights.

Well, with a Reno DIY franchise expanding into Sparks, you don’t have to watch in envy anymore. Now you can stylize your own kitchen and bar over a glass of wine with custom-made signs. From farmhouse classic to vintage and timeless pieces, cultivate your inner DIY skills at a hands-on wood sign workshop!

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Dust Off Your DIY skills

Board & Brush is a custom wood sign workshop, helping creatives from all over Reno-Tahoe roll up their sleeves and put their imaginations to use. With a fully stocked bar serving beer, wine, or your favorite drink, Board & Brush allows guests to choose from many different sign designs for a variety of occasions and create them on the spot.

“There are more than 200 wood sign projects alone,” says Ashly Sloan-Brinkley, owner of Board & Brush in Northern Nevada. “We have porch welcome signs, baby signs, holiday and seasonal signs, USA-themed signs … And we release new designs every month, so there are always new things.”

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If you’ve never held a hammer or power tool, Sloan-Brinkley says, you don’t need to worry. Each workshop teaches you the skills and techniques you need to build a beautifully made, custom piece.

“When you come into the studio, you get to choose your stain colors, paint colors, finishes … so the whole look is designed by you in the workshop,” Sloan-Brinkley says.

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Board & Brush provides a variety of experiences, from private workshops to gatherings for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, corporate events, and birthday parties.

Following the Signs

What started out as a girls’ night out with wine and crafts in the company founder’s Wisconsin basement soon developed into a business idea where people could come together and make something beautiful, all while enjoying some drinks with friends.

With more than 250 locations across the U.S., Board & Brush’s newest studio is opening right here in Northern Nevada. When the South Reno location opened two years ago, Sloan-Brinkley had not anticipated the amazing response.

“We actually had a lot of people coming in saying they were traveling from Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, and Spanish Springs. So I figured if people were willing to travel that far to come to the Reno location, it would make sense to open one up farther north.”

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The Sparks location opened June 23 with a grand opening celebration. Sloan-Brinkley encourages everyone to come on down to check out the new location and book an event.

“It’s a super fun night out with friends. It’s a very social activity, and you also get to do something that maybe you’ve never done before,” she says. “Then you get to go home with a piece of artwork that you’ll actually hang on your wall, put on your front porch, or give as a gift.”

Board & Brush Sparks

2868 Vista Blvd. #108, Sparks

775-432-9007 • Boardandbrush.com/sparks

Board & Brush Reno

775-384-2466 • Boardandbrush.com/reno

Sarah Parks has always loved crafting. From going to crafting shows with her mom as a kid, to DIY’ing most of her own wedding, you’ll be able to catch her making custom signs at Board & Brush.




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