PinkCottageStudio

custom house portraits and iconic Virginia prints...🎨 🖌

Front Royal, Virginia On Etsy since 2014

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PinkCottageStudio

custom house portraits and iconic Virginia prints...🎨 🖌

Front Royal, Virginia | 1,154 Sales

Announcement    Hi! ➸ Holiday orders FAQ’s:
1- Can I still order for holiday delivery? ⚠️ Unfortunately - my holiday schedule is full - Message me with any timeframe questions ✔️
2- Do you offer gift cards? I can offer a printed “note card” that explains your gift of a home portrait. please message me for this option 💌
3- New orders starting in early January 2021 🗓

📌 December 2020 ~ My schedule is FULL

🌀 Turnaround time - Once your order is paid for and scheduled on my calendar, it's usually less than two weeks ~ from sketch to shipping.

📬 Shipping via USPS Priority Mail - usually a 2 - 7 day process...delays can occur. Express Mail is always available - an additional cost - when time is of the essence.

🎨*** two quotes from my clients...

“Omg it’s here!!! It’s so amazing, it’s exactly what I pictured and I could not be happier, you are the absolute best!”

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart...our painting arrived and it couldn't be more perfect. I have been wanting to capture what was to be our forever home for sometime but could never find exactly what I was envisioning. You nailed it! Thank you again."


➼ * See my FAQ's section at the bottom of this page.

**Thank you for shopping small business!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2020

Hi! ➸ Holiday orders FAQ’s:
1- Can I still order for holiday delivery? ⚠️ Unfortunately - my holiday schedule is full - Message me with any timeframe questions ✔️
2- Do you offer gift cards? I can offer a printed “note card” that explains your gift of a home portrait. please message me for this option 💌
3- New orders starting in early January 2021 🗓

📌 December 2020 ~ My schedule is FULL

🌀 Turnaround time - Once your order is paid for and scheduled on my calendar, it's usually less than two weeks ~ from sketch to shipping.

📬 Shipping via USPS Priority Mail - usually a 2 - 7 day process...delays can occur. Express Mail is always available - an additional cost - when time is of the essence.

🎨*** two quotes from my clients...

“Omg it’s here!!! It’s so amazing, it’s exactly what I pictured and I could not be happier, you are the absolute best!”

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart...our painting arrived and it couldn't be more perfect. I have been wanting to capture what was to be our forever home for sometime but could never find exactly what I was envisioning. You nailed it! Thank you again."


➼ * See my FAQ's section at the bottom of this page.

**Thank you for shopping small business!

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About PinkCottageStudio

Sales 1,154
On Etsy since 2014

Why a home portrait? It’s all about the memories...

I am the owner and maker behind Pink Cottage Studio. My creative design specialties focus on your memories ~ for you or your gift giving. For me, it’s all about the memories made at home and capturing that feeling in art. My medium is watercolor as this perfectly reflects my light and whimsical painting style.

Although I focus on custom home paintings, some of my clients have unique ideas for gifts ~ a special wedding venue painting, retirement painting of the workplace, first apartments, college buildings, engagement locations and whimsical nursery art. In addition, I do collaborate with many realtors across the country to present the most memorable closing gift available ~ a house portrait.

My most precious memories are those shared with family and friends at home. After moving from New England to Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah region, remembering the most special places that we called “home” ~ this is the seed that grew into Pink Cottage Studio. I want to keep those memories alive of the homes we built, decorated and enjoyed with our children. The large brick fireplace with the hand-hewn mantel that held the stockings at Christmas, the family home with the in-ground pool and gorgeous hydrangea and the home we built and ultimately lived for less than a year....all important and distinct parts of my life.

Keep dreaming of the future and remembering the past...

Thanks for peeking in on me...

Shop members

  • krista

    Owner, Artist

    Loves traditions and keeping memories close... Mostly self taught artist ~ loves interior design ~ coloring outside the lines ~ chatting over hot coffee.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2019
Welcome to Pink Cottage Studio ~ where watercolor meets whimsy.

~ I have answered many frequently asked questions...kindly see below in my FAQ's section. You can message me anytime with questions ~

Customer service is extremely important to me! I will try and respond to your questions as quickly as possible.

With the best memories...

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
**All custom orders are final. I will share the sketch and initial watercolor painting with you, via Etsy messaging { convo } before shipping.** Outstanding customer service is very important to me and I will answer any questions you have before you place your order.

I want you to be thrilled with your purchase. If the painting is damaged during shipping, please contact me immediately. ( An insurance claim must be filed quickly - pictures of the damage will be needed for a claim. )
Payment
Payment accepted via credit card and PayPal.

Please note - Most sales taxes will be collected and paid to the appropriate states by Etsy directly.
Shipping
📲. Etsy app users - please see my Announcement section for my current painting schedule.

All paintings will be shipped in a weather resistant mailer with bubble wrap and rigid cardboard inserts to avoid damage. Your custom painting will be shipped, via USPS Priority Mail, with tracking ~ Yay!

1- 📦📫 Use my standard USPS Priority Mail service - usually is fine~ especially if you trust your postal carrier and your neighbors. Maybe your neighbor can grab your package for you, keep it safe while you're at work, great idea! You will be able to track your package with the tracking information I always provide. In addition, you can easily sign up for email or text alerts, on your package.( visit USPS ) 🌀 ** Plan on 3-7 days for Priority Mail service ** {{ postal delays happen more frequently during the holidays and the winter season, in general, due to weather issues and heavy volume }}

2- Have your package delivered to your work address – this is ideal for people working long days and can’t be home to grab the package as soon as it’s delivered.

3- Pay for Priority Mail Express - and have the package "held" at the post office for pick-up - *the most secure option*

I will always share the tracking number with you so you can follow your painting to its final destination.
Additional policies and FAQs
Copyright of all images to remain with the artist. No reproduction or commercial use without consent of the artist. Please share your painting on social media with credit to Pink Cottage Studio. Thank you...

More information

Last updated on Jun 3, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What photo is best?

A high quality, (JPEG) preferably, nicely proportioned, front facing photo is best! And - yes - and iPhone/Android photo can be used. The front facade is important and a closeup of the front door can give me what I need.

Is there a personalization fee?

No fee ~ I think adding an address, family name or special saying just adds more sentiment to the painting.

Client personalization suggestions:

(examples:)

123 Main Street
Our first home
Smith Family ~ Est. 2009
Home is where the heart is

We can chat about the best personalization....

Can you add a pet to the painting?

Sure ~ On the 8x10 and 11x14 sizing only ~ I tell all my clients that I'm *not* a pet artist but I will do my best. I'll need a nice clear photo of your pet. (A few of my listings show your beloved furry friends...)

Unfortunately, the smaller 5x7 painting won't allow for a pet....just too small for me to add.

Are you late to the party and need it in a rush? And ~ what are the fees for this expedited service?

Sometimes life happens and we need things quicker than expected. I'm happy to offer "rush" orders only when my calendar permits. (The rush order only works if my upcoming weekend is free ~ so thank you for messaging me first).

*** Your "rush" order would be completed in 7 DAYS OR LESS and USPS Express Mail IS included in this rush fee **Contiguous US states only.

My rush fees are: $165. (5x7” and 8x10”) and $195. (11x14”) which *includes* - USPS Express Mail service. {{ One day service to large metro hubs - two day service to very rural areas}}. *You may seriously consider delivery to your work address*

Message me with any questions...

I heard that Pink Cottage Studio is not taking new orders~is that true???

Possibly ~~~~ Occasionally I place my shop in "vacation mode" to catch up on my painting queue. As a small business owner, I handle the orders, messages, bookkeeping, painting (FUN) and shipping myself and in an effort to concentrate on your order, I will refrain from accepting additional orders to stay on schedule.

Client/Resale/Commercial agreement ~ Important

>>Pink Cottage Studio (Client Agreement)

All portraits are the property of Pink Cottage Studio are strickly for personal use only. Resale and/or commercial use is prohibited. If you are interested in a commercial use agreement, please send me a message. Thank you.

What's the scoop on holiday ordering ?

The October/November/December timeframe is very busy. I do keep my schedule updated with my current queue in my Announcement section.

I will not accept orders that I cannot complete in time. You can always upgrade to USPS Express Mail ~ for 1-2 day delivery...just inquire for this upgrade with your delivery address zip code.

As always, message me with any additional questions.

Choosing the best size for my portrait...what to think about

Here's a nugget of insight on choosing the best portrait size....

My most popular size is the 8 x 10" painting with the 11 x 14" mat.... it is the perfect size for clients to hang anywhere. It allows for painting details not found in my smaller size.

5 x 7" portraits with an 8 x 10" mat .... a lovely way to capture your home with slightly less details. No pets in these paintings ~ sorry.

The 11 x 14" exquisite size ~ allows me to capture the most details. This painting comes in a raw edge state and can be custom matted and framed by you or your professional local framer. Paper size is 12 X 16" with a white border on the perimeter to allow proper matting.

How do I get added to your schedule? Will you take a deposit to hold a spot in the schedule?

My schedule ~ it varies every week... The only way to get into my queue is with payment. (I have learned this hard lesson from experience).

If you’d prefer ~ I can set up a deposit listing for you ~ with 50% payment now and 50% due one week before your sketch schedule. (A deposit order only works if my schedule is full for the next 3 weeks).

Many of my clients order early and send along their photos when they have them.

Message me anytime...