briannecharters1 on Jul 20, 2016
Savitri Lazarus on Jul 20, 2016
These jars are gorgeous and I will use them for decor however I wish there had been a scale to show how large they are because they are much bigger than I expected.
Creator of the Original Painted and Distressed Mason Jars
I'm Missy. I am the founder and owner of Beach Blues Home Décor. Originally re-purposing old furniture, I had an idea in 2011 to hand-paint and distress mason jars in order to give them a shabby chic look. I scoured the internet and could not find this hand-painted, rustic and distressed look anywhere.
When I started my Etsy shop in 2012, I was the only one selling painted mason jars. My jars became so popular, that my hobby turned into a full-time job.
I now make them for a variety of clients. From brides who want centerpieces for weddings, to college students who want to spruce up their dorm room, and of course for home décor.
I am amazed that my jars have been around the world! I’ve shipped them to dozens of countries including Australia, England, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Russia and the list goes on and on. I love that we are able to surround ourselves with beauty and color, no matter where we live. We can bring a little bit of that beachy vibe into our homes in the middle of land-locked Minnesota or in the vast desserts of the Middle East.
Because of my love of all things beach and ocean, I have taken literally hundreds of water and ocean photos over the years. Because GOD is the greatest Artist of all, it seems that no 2 sunsets are alike. No 2 ocean views are alike. There is always a new color combination to be found and nature is the greatest color palette we have. I have managed to find some amazing paint colors that represent my love of the ocean. I find inspiration from the colors of the sea, sky, clouds and landscapes and then transfer that onto mason jars.
I pair a combination of jars with the photo that inspired me. At times you will see a beach photo among my jar listings (Look in my "Shop Updates") Sometimes my combinations are found on accident, sometimes there are inspired by my awesome customers. However they were created, I hope that I can brighten homes, weddings, events and offices around the world with a little bit of color from nature and especially the ocean and its surroundings.
Beach Blues painted and distressed mason jars have been featured in Vogue Australia, Better Homes and Gardens, Cottages & Bungalows Magazine, Smitten Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, Lonny Magazine, on the cover of THE GLASS KITCHEN (a novel by best-selling author, Linda Francis Lee), and a variety of wedding and home décor websites, blogs and other publications.
By now you’ve probably seen thousands of painted mason jars on Etsy, Pinterest and scores of DIY blogs, but I am proud to boast that I sell the original painted and distressed mason jars!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
DOMESTIC ORDERS: I ship everything to the States USPS PRIORITY to ensure items are handled with care and that they reach you in a timely manner. I do not ship parcels "book rate", "parcel post" or "standard mail" because I need to insure that they will arrive without harm. This option includes insurance to reimburse the shipping to me for re-shipment in the event that a package is damaged. I will always give you a tracking number on the day your item is shipped. Shipping usually takes 2-3 days depending on which state you live in. Please convo me if you have multiple orders. I will calculate shipping for you before you place the order.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Any parcel over 4 lbs. MUST be shipped USPS PRIORITY. There is not another option. This is the absolute cheapest way possible to send international parcels. Any parcel under 4 lbs. is shipped First Class International. I will provide you with a tracking number that is found on the customs form. Shipping takes 6-10 business days. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS TAXES THAT ARE INCURRED TO YOU BY YOUR COUNTRY AT THE TIME YOU PICK UP YOUR PARCEL. THAT IS A TAX THAT IS INCURRED BY YOUR COUNTRY AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ETSY, MY SHOP OR THE SHIPPING CHARGES THAT YOU PAY TO ME.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PACKAGES DUE TO AN INVALID ADDRESS OR BECAUSE OF POST OFFICE ERROR. I WILL SHIP ALL ORDERS WITH THE ADDRESS GIVEN AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. ANY LOST ORDERS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER AND THE IF THE BUYER WANTS A REPLACEMENT, THEY CAN DO SO AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THE SHIPPING ON A RETURNED PACKAGE DUE TO INVALID ADDRESS OR POST OFFICE ERROR. I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PARCELS THAT INDICATE THEY ARE DELIVERED AND YET THE BUYER DIDN'T RECEIVE THEM.
IF YOUR ITEMS ARE DAMAGED, I AM HAPPY TO REPLACE THEM IF YOU EMAIL ME A PHOTO OF THE DAMAGED ITEM. HOWEVER, IF YOUR PACKAGE IS LOST, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING IT.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the buyer needs to cancel an order, please do so within the first 24 hours of ordering. After that, buyer is responsible for shipping costs as well as returning the item. I can issue the buyer a refund if I receive the item back, however, shipping will be at buyer expense. I accept returned items in their original condition only up until 30 days after purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need your jars rushed to you quicker than the normal turnaround time, I have a $10 rush fee. For orders of 20-25 jars, I will need 30 days notice. For orders of 25-30, I will need 45 days notice. For orders more than 30 jars, I will need a 60 day notice. Any large orders that are needed faster than those time frames will be charged a $10 rush fee. The fee will be included in your custom order.
I always welcome custom orders! If you would like to mix and match colors, please convo me and I will be happy to do this! If you order multiple sets, please convo me and I will calculate shipping for you. Otherwise, if there are shipping overages that you have paid, I will refund that money to you.
If you plan to re-sell my jars at your boutique, I will gladly send business cards with the shipment so that you can include them in your shop. You can only use my photos with my permission and you must include a link to my shop or website if you do so in your blog, website, Facebook page or other media.
Frequently asked questions
For hand-painted items, please do not place in dishwasher or submerge in water. You may use a damp or dry cloth to wipe.
For metallic painted jars or bottles, please handle with caution and pick up using inside rim of the jar so as not to scratch the outside.
Inside painted jars cannot hold water because it will cause the paint to peel.
At this time I do not participate in wholesale.
Gift wrapping and packaging
I only gift wrap around Christmas time.