SimonGreyDesigns

Outdoor Entertainment

Arlington, Texas On Etsy since 2017

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SimonGreyDesigns

Outdoor Entertainment

Arlington, Texas | 871 Sales

Announcement    NOTE:
We are back online again! We are so close to being caught up, so here we are! Our thanks to each and every one of you who continued to contact us and support us through this very challenging but blessed year!

We will be working to revise our leadtimes shorter, but in the interim, if you have any questions at all, just let us know, we are here for you! While we are still working with our suppliers on a very close basis, there are times we are not able to get our wood deliveries or other supplies due to extended leadtimes on their end. We are all just working with each other to support each other! We will be stronger in 2021!

And one last fun piece of news to share with you; Milo Two Socks. We lost Simon, our business namesake & Chief Barketing Officer in 2018 and his brother Gabe, our Chief Moral Officer last year. While Simon and Gabe will always be in our hearts, Milo has agreed to join the team as our new Chief Moral Officer! We will be posting pics soon to introduce him properly!

In fun!

Russell and Susan


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FUN Fact:
We offer a 10% discount for our "Game Package" (consisting of Cornhole Board set and Tumble Tower). More games, more FUN!
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WE SALUTE YOU!
If you are active Military Duty, we want to extend our sincere gratitude and offer you a 10% discount on your order. Please let us know prior to check out so we can help to ensure you are getting this savings!
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Announcement

Last updated on Oct 21, 2020

NOTE:
We are back online again! We are so close to being caught up, so here we are! Our thanks to each and every one of you who continued to contact us and support us through this very challenging but blessed year!

We will be working to revise our leadtimes shorter, but in the interim, if you have any questions at all, just let us know, we are here for you! While we are still working with our suppliers on a very close basis, there are times we are not able to get our wood deliveries or other supplies due to extended leadtimes on their end. We are all just working with each other to support each other! We will be stronger in 2021!

And one last fun piece of news to share with you; Milo Two Socks. We lost Simon, our business namesake & Chief Barketing Officer in 2018 and his brother Gabe, our Chief Moral Officer last year. While Simon and Gabe will always be in our hearts, Milo has agreed to join the team as our new Chief Moral Officer! We will be posting pics soon to introduce him properly!

In fun!

Russell and Susan


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FUN Fact:
We offer a 10% discount for our "Game Package" (consisting of Cornhole Board set and Tumble Tower). More games, more FUN!
*********************************************************************************************************************************
WE SALUTE YOU!
If you are active Military Duty, we want to extend our sincere gratitude and offer you a 10% discount on your order. Please let us know prior to check out so we can help to ensure you are getting this savings!
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About SimonGreyDesigns

Sales 871
On Etsy since 2017

All because we rescued him!

We are Simon Grey Designs! A husband and wife team who handcraft quality outdoor (& indoor) giant "yard" games and home decor. Russell has been working remotely as an entrepreneur for several years and I (Susan) have been working in the corporate world. In 2013 we rescued a grey miniature schnauzer, Koby, forever to be known as Simon, Simon Grey that is. During this timeframe and through 2016, Russell had been tweaking and revising his business model and product line(s), which included the name of our company. And then it hit us; we loved dogs, miniature schnauzers especially, and wanted to make a living while doing good (pardon that cheesy cliché). Our business model would include giving back through various forms of charitable organizations, one of which would be in saving pets in some form or another. We went back to the drawing board, and making a long story short, Simon Grey Designs was born. In the beginning we offered a much broader range of products, from pieces of furniture, pantry organization, dog beds, bowls, games, etc., but a trend began to appear with each Trade Show we would attend. And before long we were carving out a niche with our giant yard games. They were by far the most popular and most requested. We pride ourselves on setting the bar high in our standards, quality and service.

We currently offer custom Cornhole Board sets, custom Tumble Tower games, and Giant Yard Dice with accessories such as our Yard Dice Toss Buckets and X-tra Scoresheets. Our plans will be to expand our line with Giant Checkers, 4-In-A-Row, & a Cornhole Score Mate along with many other designs we have been wanting to try our skills at. We have had several requests for variations of our games, which is always a challenge but fun to devise new ways to craft and play old games! Maybe you can teach an old game a new way to play?! LOL!

We decided to go for it in the Fall of 2017 when we submitted our games for consideration to Steve Noviello’s 2017 #FOXGIFTGUIDE. Steve works for Fox4 in the DFW area but is syndicated as well for the entire Fox Network. Can you believe he loved our games?! Our games were chosen to be one of the 170 selected gifts for the 2017 gift guide and the cherry on top of this story; we were in the running for and received the honor and distinction of being named one of the top ten toys for the 2017 #FOXGIFTGUIDE! Honored, humbled and very, very busy is all we can say! Our November and December of 2017 was a blur but in such a great way!

We have immensely enjoyed creating and crafting each custom piece for our customers, welcoming them, and you too, to travel along with us as we navigate all the FUN!

Stay tuned! We are growing, evolving and getting better with each custom piece, making the world just a little more FUN to be in! After all who doesn’t love to have FUN, laughing a little or a lot while you toss a bag playing Cornhole, trying to outwit your friend in a friendly game of Yard Dice or trying to stack the ultimate tower before it topples with a friendly game of Tumble Tower.

Shop members

  • Russell Riedle

    Owner, Chief Executive Officer

    He says he's the boss!

  • Susan Riedle

    Project Manager, Customer Service, Marketer

    Hi, I am the Project Manager (which includes social media / event coordination / customer service / PT designer) with Simon Grey Designs! We continue to be amazed at what great customers we have! It is a fun journey to be on with all of you!

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Absolutely! We have several Wholesale and Whitelabel clients. We welcome a conversion with you to see how we can collaborate with you to best suit your needs!

Please contact Susan @ 817-773-7281 or sriedle@simongreydesigns.com and we will get back with you to discuss in details.

Care instructions

Wood is beautiful when taken care of, but it can be ever so finicky. It has a love/hate relationship with water. It loves water and soaks it in; water on the other hand is not so in love with the wood and will literally ruin a beautiful piece of art. Take care when you are playing with your games. They can be played outside, but should never be stored outside, for any length of time. If they do get wet, bring them indoors, dry them off and then allow them to dry indoors for several hours to days.

As well it is important you do not store your games with the art facing each other. All games have been treated with several coats of a polyurethane and if your game(s) are stored with the art touching, this could cause them to stick!