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Board & Brush

Wood, hammers, sandpaper, paint, and pals. What’s not to love? “You’re making something worthy of your wall,” says Dena Talbot, owner of the Amesbury franchise of Board & Brush Creative Studio, where attendees create beautiful wooden signs, herb boxes, serving trays, and other home décor items that can be personalized in limitless ways, from family names to wedding dates to the latitude and longitude coordinates of your hometown. Armed with aprons and tools, participants distress, paint, and personalize their creations, all with the expert guidance of Talbot and her team, who are on hand to teach, coach, and (when needed) touch up your mistakes. Included in the class is step-by-step guidance from an instructor and all materials, including wood, paint, stain, personalized stencils, and wall hangers. With music playing, snacks and drinks flowing, and hammers banging, spending time at Board and Brush makes for a fun few hours. And the bonus? Attendees’ creations are legitimately gorgeous. “They actually are proud of it when they leave,” Talbot says.   Photos by Rachel Kloss. Do you have a favorite sip and DIY class? Comment below!
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