Local woman turns love for DIY into creative studio for others

OklahomaHuman InterestBusiness
Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 07/22/2019, 6:48 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) This isn’t your typical paint party. ”One of my passions is to refurnish furniture. And mainly wood furniture,” Stacey Moore said. “When we saw Board and Brush, and we knew that it was all done on wood and not canvas painting and that it was done with stencils, we knew that we could reach more people.” Moore quit her job in the energy industry last year to open Board and Brush Tulsa, where she teaches workshop attendees wood-working, start to finish, along with her husband, Brett. Distressing, sanding, staining. And, of course, painting. Moore’s story is much like the company founder’s. Julie Selby launched Board and Brush back in March 2015 after hosting a sign-making party in her basement for neighbors and friends. “These are great. Different,” workshop attendee Megan Muller said. “You can choose what you want to do. Love it.” Muller is last month’s winner of their social media giveaway, a free workshop drawn at the beginning of every month. “I never win anything but I was like, might as well give it a shot,” Muller said. Moore said they also give a free workshop to people who host events, like bachelorette parties or bridal showers, in addition to other discounts and promotions throughout the month. The studio gives back to their community with charity fundraisers, as well, with recipients such as PANCAN, the Pancreatic Action Network, a cause close the Moore family’s heart. “My grandfather passed away with pancreatic cancer, so that was a personal reason for me,” Brett Moore said. The full price for a workshop is $68 per person. Attendees will then choose from hundreds of designs created by top artists across the country, some as large as four feet wide. But, Stacey Moore said, the greatest bang for your buck is the knowledge of woodworking you take home. “The choices you get to use of stain and the techniques that you get to choose,” Moore said. “We have over 70 colors available. Nobody's sign looks the same. Everybody's got a different spin on it. And that's what makes it so exciting.” Board and Brush Tulsa is located at 101st and Memorial. Check their website for workshop days and times. “There's nothing like it.” Moore said. “They're just so happy when they leave.” “A lot of people come in, and they're scared. They've never done anything like this before,” Brett Moore said. “And the satisfaction on their face when they're done. And they're like, oh my gosh. I created that.” Use the discount code VNN18OFF to get $18 off a workshop when you sign up at https://boardandbrush.com/tulsa/#Calendar-workshop You can follow Board and Brush Tulsa online at https://www.facebook.com/boardandbrushtulsaok/ This has been a VNN sponsored news story. For more information, email bharlow@verifiednews.network


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