AnniesBarn

Annie's Barn

Kansas, United States · 528 Sales

AnniesBarn

Annie's Barn

Kansas, United States 528 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(81)

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Note from shop owner Thank you for a record-breaking sales year on Etsy and in the Greater Kansas City area. Annie's Barn was twice voted "favorite" vendor at the largest handmade show in the area. We are taking the rest of May off to enjoy graduation activities with our senior.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 3, 2016

Thank you for a record-breaking sales year on Etsy and in the Greater Kansas City area. Annie's Barn was twice voted "favorite" vendor at the largest handmade show in the area. We are taking the rest of May off to enjoy graduation activities with our senior.

Annie Stowe

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Annie Stowe

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(81)
LBMOM22

LBMOM22 on Jun 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The piece was exactly as expected and promised. The order was made in a short period of time and rushed to make a specific deadline but they did not charge us extra for shipping. It was a pleasure working with this company. Would highly recommend.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller on May 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a great (personalized) gift to give! Love the distressed one-of-kind look it has! And you added ribbon & hooks for hanging, which is awesome! Annie, thanks for always being easy to work with ifI want little tweaks-& shipping quickly! Love using you when I need AMAZING 1-of-a-kind gifts for special people!!! Your signs are perfect!! :)

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About

Annie's Barn voted favorite "vendor" twice... I feel the love KC!

I make signs out of my basement.

And garage.

And sometimes a barn where I store items for shows and barnwood that I've collected.

Even though much has changed over the two years I've been in business, these basic attributes stay the same:

1. I make custom signs out of wood.
2. I have 100 percent customer satisfaction. In two years and 2,000 signs made I have refunded a total of two transactions. One of the refunds for a woman who didn't understand number 1. LOL. Etsy sales are just a small portion of the signs I've sold... I opened up this store after a story went out nationally about my business via the Associated Press. Yes, it's been an adventurous ride!
3. In Kansas City, I live in a small suburb called Overland Park. I work out of my basement. My signs are the highest quality as I have made many and tried many different paints and finishes. During the busy season, I hire part-timers. Still I handle some portion of making every sign even when it's busy.
4. I started this business on a foundation of trust. Hard work. Loyalty. That has served me well as most of business is repeat. I have customers that have ordered over $500 in signs. For some, I am their "go to" for wedding signs.
5. It paid off this past year when I tried two local vintage and holiday markets ... these two shows attracted thousands of people and I sold thousands of dollars worth of signs. I was voted favorite vendor for both shows. I hope its because I try to do business the old fashioned way.
6. About me... My name is LeAnne Stowe... my nickname is Annie. I grew up on a farm in Kansas. I worked a farm in Kansas driving tractors and old trucks around the fields and country roads. We had cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, rabbits, and once, a goat...but not for long. You learn a lot about the value of life, nature, animals, and hard work on a farm. I went to J-school at Kansas State University and graduated. I went to work at weekly newspapers in Texas for two years before I came back to KC to work for a local daily paper. When browsers were developed, I was an early adopter an parlayed that into a career in online marketing working for Fortune 500 companies where I traveled and worked with the best ad agencies in the nation. After a great career I found that life with two kids and a working spouse was too exhausting. I stayed home with the kids for 10 years before I started collecting vintage for sale and making signs.
7. My first year in business allowed me to earn enough to purchase Clementine... my 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pickup. With a leather-tooled look vinyl bench seat, original carpet and dash, I laughed most of the ride home after I bought her. I love the truck. She loves me back.

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    Owner, Mom, Picker & Signmaker

    Welcome to Annie's Barn. I created my Kansas City based ETSY, Annie's Barn, in 2012 and it has turned into a full-time job.

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Last updated on September 22, 2013

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards