While working as a social worker in Denver, Laura Kowal would use party planning, do-it-yourself craft projects, Pinterest and more as a way to de-stress and relax.
Now, Laura and her husband, Marc, are combining those passions together to open Board & Brush Creative Studio, part of a national chain, in Skaneateles.
Set for a grand opening this Saturday, the studio lets guests sign up for sessions to design their own personalized wooden sign decorations in a fun, creative crafting experience.
Customers can choose from over 200 designs to customize their signs, using sandpaper, hammers, power tools, paints and more to make them look like longtime heirlooms.
Some signs in the Kowals’ shop feature Christmas-, fall- or spring-themed designs with sayings like “love, laughter and happily ever after,” while others are made for porches, kitchens or family rooms with declarations like “The Kowal Kitchen.”
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