Hand Painted Name Signs, Nursery Name Art, Wooden Toys

Port Hope, Canada · 111 Sales


Hand Painted Name Signs, Nursery Name Art, Wooden Toys

Port Hope, Canada 111 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Thea on Jul 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I was very pleased with this plaque. It arrived quickly and was exactly the way it was show in the photos. Just what I was looking for -- a nice wooden hand-painted cut-out plaque for my younger son to be similar (not the same theme, but also made from similar materials and style) to one that my mother bought in Italy for my older son.

Chelsey Headrick

Chelsey Headrick on Dec 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Joanne is an amazing artist. Do yourself a favor and order one of her signs. This is the third sign I've ordered from her. The first two were gifts and this one I am lucky enough to keep for my little boy. She is so collaborative and it is such a joy to work with her. I am excited to have a piece of her art in my home for years to come!

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A Love Born. A Passion Found. A Sign Made.

In 2005, I made an ice cream parlour sign. In 2007, it was a Welcome Sign. In 2008, a son was born, a passion found and a Custom Name Sign was created.

After designing my signs on paper and the computer, I hand cut, sand and transfer the design onto wood. That's when the work really starts as I paint the sign. I fill in the background with a larger brush but all the details are done with the smallest paintbrush I can find. The bristles of my favorite brush are 1/32 of an inch at it's widest point. The painting is slow going but the crisp lines are my reward. When the sign is finished I go over it very carefully and touch out any errors before spraying it with a protective coat.

All my other items follow the same painstaking attention to detail and employ that tiny paintbrush. My friends laugh at me and say I am anal but I just smile and say the end justifies the means.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns


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  • Joanne

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A trained graphic designer and self taught woodworker, I was born in Canada. I've lived in Jamaica and Belize and am now back in Canada. I try to bring a unique feel to my work based on the variety of places and cultures I've experienced.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 20, 2015
Welcome to CoconutPalmDesigns!

I am so happy you are here and hope you will find the perfect item for you. I love designing and making new things and always have more ideas than I have time for. I also love doing custom items so if you like my style but don't see what you are looking for send me a convo.

I am a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend. Born in Canada, I have also lived in Jamaica and Belize. I love reading, designing, shopping and, now that I am back in Canada, watching the seasons change.

I strive to bring you a variety of unique and fun items with my speciality being hand painted Custom Name Signs primarily for children. Also offered are Personalized Name Signs, Clothespin Artwork Displays, Digital Nursery Art, Family Name Signs and Wooden Toys. Periodically throughout the year I'll have seasonal items. Most of my items are designed to be personalized and the ones that aren't can always be modified to have a name or date added.

Again, thanks for visiting and I hope you'll check back with me regularly to see what is new.

To see another of my signs please visit

Places around the internet where you can find me:

I am a proud member of the following teams:
- Art Walk Etsy Team
- Busy Moms of Etsy
- Etsy Expats

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

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I accept Paypal as my payment method.
Please note that my posted shipping rates include Etsy and Paypal fees as well as the cost of packaging materials.

I use clean, recycled materials whenever possible to keep the costs lower but the shipping rate may still be higher than what shows on the package.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is not as described it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price less shipping costs. Please be advised that you must pay the return shipping and the item must be returned in it's original condition. Please contact me within 3 days of receipt to make arrangements for the return.

Unfortunately, I can't accept returns on any item that has been personalized or any digital file.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders
My payment policy for custom orders is 50% payment upon ordering to cover the initial design process which is quite extensive and time consuming. For this I will create a custom listing in my store and once you purchase it I'll start designing your sign. This fee is non-refundable once I start the design.

When the initial design is complete I'll create a second listing which will include a photo for your approval before I start cutting any wood. And when the sign is finished I'll upload further photos of it to this second listing so you can see it before I package it for the mail. At this point I'll ask you to pay the final 50% installment plus shipping and then will mail your sign to you.