PinkCottageStudio

Custom house portraits and whimsical watercolors

Leesburg, Virginia | 808 Sales

PinkCottageStudio

Custom house portraits and whimsical watercolors

Leesburg, Virginia 808 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(230)

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Announcement   Hi! Welcome to my studio ~ my custom painting schedule is full until November 5, 2018... See my queue below: ⬇️ Please message me with any questions... Thank you

Current queue: 🗓 🎨

week of October 15th ~ now full
week of October 22nd ~ now full
week of October 29th ~ now full
week of November 5th ~ openings available

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

*** two quotes from my clients...
1- "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."

2- "We can't tell you how much we appreciate how you've captured this memory for us"

It's all about the memories right?

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

**Thank you for shopping small business!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 17, 2018

Hi! Welcome to my studio ~ my custom painting schedule is full until November 5, 2018... See my queue below: ⬇️ Please message me with any questions... Thank you

Current queue: 🗓 🎨

week of October 15th ~ now full
week of October 22nd ~ now full
week of October 29th ~ now full
week of November 5th ~ openings available

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

*** two quotes from my clients...
1- "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."

2- "We can't tell you how much we appreciate how you've captured this memory for us"

It's all about the memories right?

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

**Thank you for shopping small business!

Krista

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Krista

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About

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

I've always loved to paint, scrapbook and tackle interior design projects but moving from house to house brought about 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 where we lived for less than a year....all important and distinct parts of my life.

Although the paintings started as an outpouring of my memories, it has blossomed into capturing some of your memories too. I have tried to capture the essence of "home" in each of your custom paintings. I have been honored to paint homes for you, your spouse, your parents, your children, siblings, in-laws, friends, clients and some gorgeous wedding venues too.

My day consists of sketching, painting, trips to the post office, messaging with clients, packaging and office work.

I have loved chatting with so many of you... it's like enjoying long distance coffee... A blessing.

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 October 11, 2018
Welcome to the Pink Cottage Studio ~ where watercolor meets whimsy. Thank you for stopping by.

~ I have answered many frequently asked questions...kindly see below in my FAQ's section.

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

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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 - Virginia residents will be charged 6% sales tax. {Washington and Pennsylvania residents will have sales tax collected and paid 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 Oct 11, 2018
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. 2008
Merry Christmas ~ 2018
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: $150. (5x7” and 8x10”) and $175. (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...