DoorBefore

Home of the Mini House

Toms River, New Jersey · 300 Sales

DoorBefore

Home of the Mini House

Toms River, New Jersey 300 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   The charm of your home in the palm of your hand.

For those who love home, my Custom Minis are cute in a 5x7 frame (and even cuter in an 8x10 frame with 5x7 mat). Or scan and make them into cards, address labels and more. They're mini-chic drawings to share you're love of home.

Some lovely client comments:

"Perfectly imperfect."

"The Minis were the biggest hit at our family party."

"What a joy it was to give them, and the joy in which they were received made my heart happy."

"I am obsessed."

I'm honored that my Minis were named The Best Gift of 2016 by the Erin Likes to Gift blog. I’ve been told more than once that my Minis are “the best gift I’ve ever given.” I like to call that #minilove.

Let's connect at:
Instagram @doorbefore
Pinterest: doorbefore

Thanks for visiting!
Geralyn

© Door Before, Door Before Drawings and all illustrations and designs copyright 2018 by Linda Geralyn Adams. Unauthorized use and/or duplication without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 14, 2018

The charm of your home in the palm of your hand.

For those who love home, my Custom Minis are cute in a 5x7 frame (and even cuter in an 8x10 frame with 5x7 mat). Or scan and make them into cards, address labels and more. They're mini-chic drawings to share you're love of home.

Some lovely client comments:

"Perfectly imperfect."

"The Minis were the biggest hit at our family party."

"What a joy it was to give them, and the joy in which they were received made my heart happy."

"I am obsessed."

I'm honored that my Minis were named The Best Gift of 2016 by the Erin Likes to Gift blog. I’ve been told more than once that my Minis are “the best gift I’ve ever given.” I like to call that #minilove.

Let's connect at:
Instagram @doorbefore
Pinterest: doorbefore

Thanks for visiting!
Geralyn

© Door Before, Door Before Drawings and all illustrations and designs copyright 2018 by Linda Geralyn Adams. Unauthorized use and/or duplication without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Geralyn Adams

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Geralyn Adams

About

The charm of your home in the palm of your hand

If you love home, my Mini House Drawings are a big idea. They're intended to be multi-use, interactive and fun... perfect for framing or to make into notecards, stickers, and more.

As a self-taught illustrator, the only way I know how to draw is from the heart. I describe my style as "crooked lines." Instead of scale and perspective, I draw using charm and character. I draw to capture the feeling of a place.

The story started (where else?) at home. When my husband and I bought our first house, we cut an opening to join two rooms and added French doors.

I thought ... wow! Where there was a wall, there’s a new path. I saw this as a story of knocking down walls in life, and I wanted to tell it in pictures. One problem? I didn’t know how to draw.

So I taught myself to draw and wrote a picture book, The Door That Wasn’t There Before, about seeing things the way they can be.

Since then, I draw houses and home decor to help others capture and share their love of home.

I’ve been honored that my Minis have been named The Best Gift of 2016 by the Erin Likes to Gift blog. I’ve been told more than once my Minis are “the best gift I’ve ever given.” I like to call that #minilove.

Thanks for visiting... I hope you find something that captures and reflects your love of home.

Shop members

  • Geralyn Adams

    Owner, Drawer, Lover Of Home

    I draw to help others convey and share their love of home. My drawing style in 2 words? Crooked lines. :)

Production partners

  • Local Print Shop

    Manahawkin, NJ

    Professionally produces my 8x10 prints on beautiful quality paper

  • Magnet Production Partner

    United States

    Produces high-quality magnets using my original designs

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2017
I want you to love your Mini, 100% guaranteed. I'll Convo you a photo of your Mini when it's ready, and I can make any changes to it at that time. If for any reason you're not happy with your order when you receive it, just contact me directly and I will make things right.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
100% GUARANTEED. If you are not happy with your order for any reason, I will provide a refund or replacement (your choice) free of charge.
All I ask is that you contact me directly regarding the issue and I will make things right.
Payment
I'm happy to accept credit cards, debit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
I ship using First Class Mail. I place your Mini in a cellophane sleeve, wrap it with tissue, and use a sturdy 7x9 cardboard photo mailer. You'll receive an email from Etsy when your Mini is on its way to your door.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services.
I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

More information

Last updated on Jun 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Why do you do Mini drawings instead of larger ones?

I find the Mini size to be more versatile and fun for my clients. Instead of a larger work of art that might require costly framing, you can frame your Mini but also can scan and use it for cards, gift tags, stickers, anything you can dream up! Minis also work well when grouped together; I've had clients order every home they've lived in, etc.

Can I also receive a digital file of my Custom Mini House?

Unfortunately I can't provide digital copies. I recommend either scanning your Mini on your home computer or having it scanned at your local print shop.

Will my Mini be in a vertical or horizontal format?

That depends on the home's shape and size, and I'll decide that as I begin drawing your Mini. If you have a preference for your Mini to be horizontal or vertical (for framing, etc.), just let me know :)

Will I see my Mini before you mail it?

Yes, I want you to love your Mini, so I'll Convo you a photo when it's ready. You can make any changes to it at that time.

How do you recommend I frame my Mini?

I suggest using an 8x10 frame with a 5x7 mat (a combo readily available in many stores). I think this adds a nice presence to the Mini. You can also use a 5x7 frame if you prefer.

Do you offer Minis for businesses?

Yes, I love working with businesses! Please Convo me for details on rates, rights to use, etc.

Can you add words under the Mini (name, first home, etc.)?

Yes! My style is a simple, hand-drawn block lettering that I think works well with the Mini. Just let me know the text you'd like in the Convo when you send your pictures.

Are you still offering Color Custom Minis?

No, I have discontinued Color Minis. I hope you'll consider a Black and White Custom Mini, which have a modern look and work well with any decor. Thank you!