AnniesBarn

Annie's Barn

Overland Park, Kansas | 890 Sales

AnniesBarn

Annie's Barn

Overland Park, Kansas 890 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Hello,

We are re-stocking our online store here at ETSY again this fall. We have switched our product mix up quite a bit and you're going to be seeing some totally new stuff here.

Check back soon. Until then, visit us at AnniesBarn.com

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 24, 2018

Hello,

We are re-stocking our online store here at ETSY again this fall. We have switched our product mix up quite a bit and you're going to be seeing some totally new stuff here.

Check back soon. Until then, visit us at AnniesBarn.com

Annie Stowe

Contact shop owner

Annie Stowe

Updates

The Laurel is a great gift! ANNIE'S BARN IS now taking holiday orders! Get a nice custom gift made today!

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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Shop members

  • Annie Stowe

    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.

Production partners

  • House of Apparel

    Lenexa, KS

    T-shirt supplier and printer. I make my own graphics.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 22, 2013

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