Hammer & Stain owner Jennifer Braaskma tells us about her business hosting public workshops that teach you how to use paint and stain to transform your unfinished wood project into a custom-designed piece of art.

What was the inspiration for starting your business?

The love of crafting really inspired me to do this. I love to work and play with others.

What inspires your creativity? Where do your project ideas come from?

We are a licensee of a corporation. We are like one big family who talks daily, shares ideas and designs. Unlike a typical franchise, we are allowed to put our own twist on things and offer things that we want or our customers want. We also offer personalization on most projects, so come and make it your own.

What do you say to people who claim they’re not “crafty?”

No need to be crafty. I am a great copier, but crafty I am not. If I can do it, anyone can. We love doing birthday parties even for the young ones. Our 8-year-old customers are the best!

What are you are excited about for 2019?

We are introducing quite a few new projects come 2019, from our jumbo cozy knit blankets to cornhole boards. 

What would you like us to know about Hammer & Stain?

Hammer & Stain is a great place have fun with a friend or a group of friends. Bring your food and drinks and have a great time. We love ideas and inspirations from our customers. Private parties have been a big success, and we love to host them.

1500 N. Locust Grove Road #102, Meridian, 208.781.8511