Bonnie Beauchamp, Collinsville
This is such and exciting new way to create something perfect for your home. It’s a great time to start on Christmas gifts. Can’t wait to meet others who love crafting.
Amy Schwartz, St. Charles MO
Highly recommend for a fun activity with friends. High quality products with a huge selection of designs to choose from for your project.
Barb Yount, Granite City IL
Had such a great time at the Grand Opening! Not a crafty person, but the whole experience brought my inner crafty out. Can’t wait for a girls night and my next project!
Karen F. Gainesville, FL
What a wonderful time we had at Hammer and Stain. More than just a DIY shop, they make it fun and exciting and at the end of the evening you get to take home a beautiful project. We're certainly going back for another evening of wood staining fun.
What To Expect
Never been to a wood and paint studio? No worries, you are not alone! Here is what to expect when you arrive:
Both your wood and your personalized stencil will be placed on a work table at a reserved spot. If you requested to be seated next to a friend, you should find their design in the spot next to you. In order to protect your clothing, you will want to put on the apron provided. If you also wish to place your purse/handbag away from the work table, there is a designated area where you can safely place your things.
Once everyone has settled in, we will begin class. A typical class will last for 2-2.5 hours. Larger pieces and furniture projects may last up to 3.5 hours.
The instructor will guide you through the process, from start to finish. We will also help you with the selection of stain and paint color options. If you get lost, written instructions are provided at the center of each table as well as on the wall. We will be hands-on throughout the entire workshop, but if at any time you have questions or need help, please let us know! We are there to HELP YOU!!
As the workshop progresses, know that not everyone will be moving at the same pace. This is normal – don’t compare yourself to anyone else. This is YOUR project and YOUR experience! HAVE FUN, ENJOY YOURSELF, and BE PROUD of your creation! Again, we are there to help. So, if you have questions or need a hand with your project, let us know!
When you have finished your project, you are free to go! BUT before you go, and if you are up for it, we’d love to get a picture of you with your project for our gallery!
Last, but certainly, not least … we are so grateful to you for spending time with us at our workshop, and we hope to see you again very soon!