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I will create and ship this to you in 1-2 weeks.

About this Product

This is extra-large wall art that is completely handmade, using distressed reclaimed wood. A Family Rules Sign can be a wonderful family heirloom! If you have a big empty wall that has been crying out for a piece of artwork, this may be for you! You can purchase the design seen in the first photo, or request to change up the phrases. I personally wood-burn all the wording by hand, one letter at a time.

Each family sign is totally unique, with a rustic weathered finish that can only be found when using reclaimed wood. The boards are lightly sanded down, leaving much of the natural patina created by the outdoor elements over time. I try to keep the wood as rough as possible to really capture a rustic feel. Slight cracks and nail heads are left "as is" for added rustic texture. Colors and measurements are approximate, as reclaimed boards vary a bit. If you need a specific size, please message me. I'm happy to accommodate you.

It's fun to personalize the phrases! Just send me a message if you would like to customize the phrases or sizing. We can chat about your space and what you are visualizing and create something unique for your family!

Thank you for visiting the BoutiqueBarn,

Christy :)


Auburn, NH
Hello & welcome! I love creating uniquely rustic pieces for your home. I work with real dried gourds for your tabletop decorating and reclaimed…

Meet the Maker

Hello friends! My name is Christy and l welcome you to my shop :) 

In my handmade shop, I feature unique pieces of home decor that add a little rustic and a little whimsy to your home. 

I began my handmade journey of wood-burning artwork on reclaimed wood. The beautiful brown color in my artwork is created with pyrography, "drawing with fire". It is the perfect complement to the reclaimed wood that I use to create rustic wall hangings. All the artwork is wood-burned by hand, using pyrography tools.

When I discovered the incredibly versatile dried gourds, it was love at first sight! I instantly added them to my creative routine. I've always adored pumpkin carving, and here was a similar natural vegetable that will for many years without the shelf life of a fresh pumpkin. The dried gourd shells are very hard and perfect for carving and pyrography!

I use the gourds to create whimsical fall pumpkin characters with a ton of personality. I also enjoy turning the gourds into decorative bowls, vases, and vessels. Each gourd shape is unique, so each gourd piece is a one-of-a-kind! 

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This image shows myself sitting with many decorative gourds I have made. A wood burned bear hangs on the wall that I made.

How it’s Made

If you'd like to order custom phrases, you can send me a message with your list, and let me know if you have any size requirements. I create a mockup and send you a picture to be sure it looks correct. I'm happy to make changes, we work together until the layout looks just right. Once you approve the layout, you can purchase the sign and I get started. 

-I collect reclaimed wood boards, and wood-burn one phrase on each board. When designing the sign, I choose to alternate boards with different lengths, colors, and tones to complement each other.

-I personally wood-burn all the wording by hand, one letter at a time.

-I choose boards from my reclaimed wood collection.

-There are eleven boards, and each phrase or rule fits nicely on its own wood plank.

-The weathered wood is lightly sanded down. Leaving much of the natural patina created by the outdoor elements over time.

-Slight cracks & nail heads are left "as is" for added rustic texture.

-The planks are attached with canvas straps on the back. When your sign arrives you simply have to unroll it, hang it on a sturdy nail, and enjoy.

-A sawtooth hanger is attached to the back for hanging.

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Shop Policies

Return Policy - I do accept returns. Please reach out to me within 7 days of your purchase. 

Custom Orders - I love working with you on special requests. Send me a message with your idea and we can chat about the possibilities! 


Processing Time

  • Custom Pieces - 1-2 week processing time after the proof approval.

  • Finished Wall Art - Ships within 3-5 business days.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • Do you offer custom sizes?  Yes! If I have the supplies, I am happy to work with the space you have so it fits nicely.

  •  Do you do commissioned work?  Yes! I love to help you bring the idea inside your head, out, and into your home. 

  • How long does a custom or personalized piece take? I most often can complete a custom piece in a few weeks, depending on the complexity of the design. The exception is the holiday season. Please reach out to inquire about my current turnaround time.

  • Do you make wall art for businesses? Yes! Decorating your business with rustic wall art creates a warm and inviting space for your customers and employees. I can recreate your logo or company mottos etc on reclaimed wood. 

  • How do I hang my wall art? I attach a classic saw tooth hanger on the back for you to hang your piece.

  • Is the wood heavy? All the wood I use is real and solid. Depending on the type of wood, yes it can be very heavy. I would recommend a drywall screw to hang your piece on. 


Processing Time 

  • Finished Gourds - I ship your orders within 3-5 days of purchase. 

  • Custom Gourds - I ship your orders within a few weeks. 

Commonly Asked Questions

1. Can I order a customized gourd character? Yes! I am happy to work with you on a personalized gourd for you. Just reach out and we can chat about your idea.

2. Can I order the hats separately? Not at this time. I use the coordinating gourd top to make the hat base. So the gourd top/hat fits the gourd exactly. I am contemplating making hats separately. Let me know if this might be a good idea... I'd love your input! 

3. Can I use the gourds to decorate outside? These gourds are dried, but I wouldn't recommend letting them get wet with the weather elements. It's best to keep these as "indoor gourds".

4. Can I name my gourd? Sure! If you would like to name a gourd just let me know. This would fall into a custom piece, so I would just need a week or so to create this gourd for you. 

5. Are there additional charges for custom gourds? This depends on the request. Please just send me a note with your request and I can let you know. 

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