Maureen Anders, left, and Julie Selby, teach how to distress
wood and make home décor boards at their new Hartland
business, Board & Brush Creative Studio.
HARTLAND - In the three short weeks that Board & Brush Creative
Studio has been open, owners Julie Selby and Maureen Anders have
learned that many women have never sanded wood or operated power
The studio at 110 W.
Capitol Drive in Hartland has transformed what has become a fairly
common business of offering painting classes with the option of
drinking wine into creating distressed wood signs and enjoying wine
Amy and Kylie
Corriago with the home décor boards they created.
Selby said the targeted clientele include
women and couples looking for a night out. The
participants are supplied with a piece of wood and tools
to make a home décor sign and given instructions on how
to sand the wood, make it appear distressed and stain
After Selby and Anders became friends, they learned
they both liked to repurpose and reuse materials as creative people.
They decided to share what they learned with the public.
“We consider ourselves a night out, a form of
entertainment,” Selby said. “They enjoy having a class of wine or a
drink with their friends.”