Whimsical Art • Picture Frames • Quote Signs

979 Sales


Whimsical Art • Picture Frames • Quote Signs

979 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

OldFortStudios is taking a short break


Note from shop owner taking a few weeks off. whew.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 9, 2018

taking a few weeks off. whew.

Beth Phillips

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Beth Phillips


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
jmee thomas

jmee thomas on Aug 3, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece! So unique and exquisite. Gifted this to my cousin for her birthday and she loved it! The only con is that it was tiny🙁 Probably should've read the dimensions before buying. Overall...satisfied!

Deb Frederick

Deb Frederick on Aug 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Item arrived as described and pictured on Etsy. Nice product for a fair price. Seller worked with me to modify my order after I changed my mind right after I placed the order. Much appreciated.

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Making Beatiful Things and Helping Save Animals

I started The Barking Dog Shop 10 years ago as a way to combine the two things that are my greatest passions- creating beautiful things from salvaged objects and saving dogs by running an animal rescue. Located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, we sell our products at regional craft shows and various shops including The Screen Door and The Antique Tobacco Barn in Asheville, NC; The Shoppes at Farmer's Hardware in Boone, NC; and soon we will be in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.

This shop is a great place to do your gift buying, because in fact you are giving two gifts. One to your loved one and the gift of life to some deserving canine. The North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue is a non-profit, all-breed rescue that helps dogs get healthy and then places them into permanent, loving homes. Please visit www.northmeckanimalrescue.org to read more.

Searching for the treasures that I use in my work is great fun for me. I spend hours digging through barns, basements and yes, the occasional dumpster. I love the dented, rusted, banged, beaten and distressed finds. Sometimes I know exactly what I will do the moment I find something. Other times it will stay with me for years before I decide the perfect thing to create with it. With the help of some very talented people we design, paint and build a wide range of items; from the functional- such as picture frames and mirrors, to the whimsical- such as quote signs and flower art.

Shop members

  • Beth Phillips


Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2012
I also run North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue, and the items sold on etsy are part of what keeps our doors open. 100% of the profit goes directly to the rescue. You can visit our website at WWW.NORTHMECKLENBURGANIMALRESCUE.ORG.

Yes, I do custom signs all the time. They make a great personalized gift and really show the recipient that you worked hard to find them a unique and special gift. It's also a double gift as you get to tell them that the cost of their gift went directly to help homeless dogs.
A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required on all custom work. I also do custom signs and doors for businesses. What a inexpensive and wonderful way to catch customers eyes. Much cheaper and more fun than going to a sign company. Full Size Custom Doors are $175.00.

Almost everything all of my work is with upcycled materials. The mini signs are all from "scrap" lumber left over from construction jobs. Therefore the size always very some, that's why I give approx. dimensions for each category. I work hard to find fabulous vintage frames and components for my other works.

I also do wholesale to stores. Please contact me to learn more about this. I have sold my things in multiple stores for several years and have been able to narrow my line down to what sells best.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I only do refunds if by some mistake of mine the item is not as it was represented. I will be happy to exchange as long as you pay all shipping cost incurred both ways. I do not refund or exchange special orders.
Paypal accepted
Most Items are shipped using United States Postal Service (heavier items maybe cheaper via UPS or Fedex) and will ship within 72 hours of received payment unless otherwise notified. If item is being shipped to location other then the US please contact me and I'll get you an exact shipping cost.

I am not responsible for items damaged during shipping. If you would like to add insurance to an item contact me and I'll add it on.
Additional policies and FAQs
I often do custom orders for that special gift. I also wholesale to stores that are buying in a large quantity as long as no other stores in the area are already carrying my items.