Established in Sonoma County, California since 2016,
by Kristen Bringhurst, Boards & Bottle uses reclaimed wood to create custom,
hand painted signs and Sign Painting Party Kits. Every sign is handcrafted, designed, and painted with love from scrap to finish. Book a Sign Painting Party for your next occasion, or just because! Promote your business, treat your clients, or organize a fundraiser!
" It all started when I made my husband a wood sign for our 5 year anniversary. Five years is the traditional gift of wood, and honestly I was just trying to save a buck while being thoughtful. I used a piece of rough, un-sanded scrap wood from my best friends 100 year old farmhouse and a very homemade stencil I cut out by hand with an exacto knife. The result was a sign full of love and blurred letters from paint that bled through my makeshift stencil. BUT it was lovely enough in its own rustic way for my friend to want me to make her one too. The rest is history.
The DIY workshops of today are an evolution from our first humble gathering.
Sign Parties started in the Fall of 2016. After a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer, I thought if I can stencil, anyone can stencil, let's have a fundraiser to offset medical costs. I brought the supplies and people bought tickets to stencil their own signs. We shared paint brushes, used paper stencils, and painted on un-sanded signs. Nevertheless, it was a great success and workshops continue to grow and evolve. "
MEET THE HOSTESSES
There is no more important thing than family, for wife, mom, and UC Davis Alumni, Kristen. Creator of each sign and visionary of Boards & Bottle she hand crafts each sign from scrap to finish. Creating not just signs but heirlooms, pieces that will be handed down and cherished by future generations.
Heidi has been in the graphics art industry for 17+ years, from retail store and interior design, to logos and marketing materials. She loves being creative and working with others to enhance their natural creative abilities. She is the owner of a Sonoma County graphic design company and is a "work from home" mom to 3 wonderful boys. Blessed with twin boys that are 5 and a younger son that is almost 4, they love adventures and traveling together as a family!
“I am so excited to be a part of Boards & Bottle and share my enthusiasm of our reclaimed wood projects!”
I look forward to carrying on the fun & creative atmosphere of Boards & Bottle! I saw Kristen’s signs on Facebook and messaged her to order a family sign. Not only did she work to seamlessly create my vision, she was the sweetest person I had ever transacted business with! I quickly ordered another and then co-hosted two fundraising nights and loved all of it! Although my full-time jobs are as a Realtor®️, wife and mom, when the opportunity to help Kristen popped up, I couldn’t refuse!
I am so excited to be a part of this creative and positive team. Like the other ladies, I have a full life which brings me so much joy but I was missing that creative outlet. With a background of dance, cosmetics, sales and more, being artistic comes naturally to me so I can’t wait to help others tap into their own creative juices while having a blast!