PaletteandInk

Boutique custom signs for wedding & home.

Concord, California | 2445 Sales

PaletteandInk

Boutique custom signs for wedding & home.

Concord, California 2445 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(415)

Announcement   We specialize in high quality wedding and home signs on mirrors, acrylic, wood, fabric & more. Coming soon- our signature collection of digital download signs. We design. You print!
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Welcome! We are thrilled you're here and would love to create a sign for you. We believe it's the little details that will make your event a beautifully unique celebration, and your home or office a more creatively organized place.

We love collaborating with our customers to achieve a one-of-a-kind product, and our reviews reflect how thrilled our customers are with their results!

We've painted for brides across the country as well as corporate clients, and in 2016 we were thrilled to receive the BEST OF THE BAY AREA AWARD for our calligraphy artwork at local coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants in the Bay Area.

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TODAY'S BRIDE MAGAZINE | THE WESTCHESTER WEDDING PLANNER MAGAZINE | DIABLO MAGAZINE | DIABLO WEDDINGS | SHE KNOWS MAGAZINE

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BHLDN | BORROWED & BLUE | BUDGET SAVVY BRIDE | CARATS & CAKE | CHARM CITY WEDDINGS | ELIZABETH ANNE DESIGNS | EMMALINE BRIDE | ENGAGED & INSPIRED | FAB U BLISS | GLAMOUR & GRACE | HEART LOVE WEDDINGS | INSPIRED BY THIS | JUNEBUG WEDDINGS | LE MAGNIFIQUE | MAGNET STREET | MOD WEDDING | ONE FAB DAY | RUFFLED (2X) | SNIPPET & INK | STYLE ME PRETTY (12X) | THE KNOT | WEDDING CHICKS (5X) | TULLE & TUX (2X) | WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND WEDDINGS | 100 LAYER CAKE

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 24, 2018

We specialize in high quality wedding and home signs on mirrors, acrylic, wood, fabric & more. Coming soon- our signature collection of digital download signs. We design. You print!
- - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - > - - - - - >
Welcome! We are thrilled you're here and would love to create a sign for you. We believe it's the little details that will make your event a beautifully unique celebration, and your home or office a more creatively organized place.

We love collaborating with our customers to achieve a one-of-a-kind product, and our reviews reflect how thrilled our customers are with their results!

We've painted for brides across the country as well as corporate clients, and in 2016 we were thrilled to receive the BEST OF THE BAY AREA AWARD for our calligraphy artwork at local coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants in the Bay Area.

- - - - - FEATURED IN PRINT - - - - -
TODAY'S BRIDE MAGAZINE | THE WESTCHESTER WEDDING PLANNER MAGAZINE | DIABLO MAGAZINE | DIABLO WEDDINGS | SHE KNOWS MAGAZINE

- - - - - FEATURED ON THE WEB - - - - -
BHLDN | BORROWED & BLUE | BUDGET SAVVY BRIDE | CARATS & CAKE | CHARM CITY WEDDINGS | ELIZABETH ANNE DESIGNS | EMMALINE BRIDE | ENGAGED & INSPIRED | FAB U BLISS | GLAMOUR & GRACE | HEART LOVE WEDDINGS | INSPIRED BY THIS | JUNEBUG WEDDINGS | LE MAGNIFIQUE | MAGNET STREET | MOD WEDDING | ONE FAB DAY | RUFFLED (2X) | SNIPPET & INK | STYLE ME PRETTY (12X) | THE KNOT | WEDDING CHICKS (5X) | TULLE & TUX (2X) | WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND WEDDINGS | 100 LAYER CAKE

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About

The Creative Road to a Custom Sign Shop

The Palette & Ink story began during a recession when I was juggling 3 jobs and my husband had been out of work for almost a year. I impulsively painted a calendar on a window above my daughter's desk while she was on her honeymoon. Being a new bride with a busy photography business, I knew she would love a blank calendar and lots of lists to help her stay organized. When I posted pics of the calendar on social media, I unknowingly stumbled upon a little business opportunity and started creating calendars and chore charts on chalkboards for etsy customers!

WEDDINGS~ Palette & Ink shifted into the wedding business when I started doing photo shoot styling as part of my wedding photography job. I saw firsthand how beautiful signage can elevate an engagement session or wedding from simple to stunning.

CUSTOM CALENDARS & CHORE CHARTS- Nothing thrills me more than being beautifully organized, so I totally get where my customers are coming from. I home-schooled all three of my kids and pieced together 4 jobs simultaneously, so I know the importance of good planning systems and love turning organization into a thing of beauty.

THE ATELIER~ We are in the Bay Area, on a quaint one acre suburban "farm" outside of San Francisco. Four generations live here and we each have our own house and share a family vegetable garden, orchard and beehives.
We're blessed with an attached shop where Bob the Builder does the carpentry. We also have on-site storage for our frames, mirrors and packaging supplies. The hub is our sun-filled atrium filled with my grand piano, tons of plants and a two story tall fiddle leaf fig tree that grows right up out of the ground.

RECLAIMED, REPURPOSED & REMADE~ We're always on the hunt for vintage and upcycled frames, and make frequent trips to local flea markets and thrift shops. We embrace the little imperfections and natural patina that can only come from years of use. We proudly use as many recycled materials as possible when packing, and are thrilled to repurpose old materials into beautiful works of art. We'll paint a sign on just about anything requested!

TEAMWORK~ I started the business with Bob's help. He's a master carpenter and custom stair builder and a rare artist at his craft. We added Nichole as our primary artist and she now works from home so she can care for her growing family. Raimee also works from home while caring for her two boys and is a highly gifted administrator. We all enjoy creating together as a team and have a great work flow that allows them to put their family first.

LET'S CONNECT! We take particular pride in connecting with our customers on a personal level, determining their unique style and needs, and going step by step through the creative process together. I try to envision where their signs will be placed and how they will function. Our designs evolve from a collaborative process that produces a one-of-a-kind design every time. When you receive your sign, we truly want it to take your breath away and absolutely thrill you!

INSPIRATION~ Our work is inspired by two things. #1. I really get a thrill from the creative side of wedding design. It's important that our signs help tie the entire wedding day together, from the invitations, colors and venue choice to the flowers, paper products and even the menus. We are thrilled to help tie it all together cohesively and help create a perfect, one-of-a-kind wedding day that reflects each and every bride and groom! And #2, what works in my own home- I NEED fun & creative organization in my life!

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Shop members

  • Mariko Giverink

    Owner, Designer, Head Artist

    Mariko is the creative mind behind Palette & Ink. She's also a photographer, beekeeper, worship leader & promoter of fitness & healthy living. She is an award-winning textile artist for her works in quilting, knitting, sewing & embroidery.

  • Bob Giverink

    Carpenter, Packer

    Hubby "Bob the Builder" not only rocks the guitar, he's also a master carpenter & wood artist specializing in custom staircases. He builds all of our chalkboards, wood pieces, custom frames & stands & packages our products for shipping.

  • Raimee Gould

    Administrator, Assistant

    Raimee is our administrator and manages all of our office and customer service needs. She is the first point of contact for our inquiries and sets up all of our custom orders. She's married to Adam and has two adorable little boys Silas and Josiah.

  • Nichole Gustafson

    Artist

    Nichole joined us in early 2014 & although she can paint anything, she's our in house seating chart specialist! Nichole is married to Spencer & momma to sweet baby girl Henley with another daughter on the way in February.

  • Elise Whittenburg

    Social Media Assistant

    Our daughter Elise helps with social media and branding. She owns a wedding/lifestyle photography business, Elise Nicole Photography, and is married to Brad. They live right next door with their English Cream retriever Sadie.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2018
Welcome to the Palette & Ink shop! Although we do have a few ready made items, almost all our products are custom made, one-of-a-kind creations that we'll design especially for you. Every chalkboard and wood sign is built here by carpenter Bob the Builder and painted by hand by either me or our talented artist Nichole, and every design is truly unique.

GREEN SHOPPING: In an effort to reduce waste, we use as much recycled packaging materials as possible so your package may or may come in a pretty new box. Many of our pieces were previously owned before we "rescued and recreated" them into new pieces of art. We embrace the little imperfections found in used and vintage materials that give old items their unique personality, and hope you do too! RECYCLE. RENEW. RE-USE!

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 cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Because of the customized nature of our product, we do not offer refunds or exchanges, with the exception of damaged goods, which are fully insured. We take great pride in every product we paint and hope that you love them as much as we do. We do everything we can to insure that your products will arrive without damage and our packing system is in accordance with or exceeds the recommendations of reputable delivery companies.

In the rare event your item arrives damaged, we will recreate your sign if possible or refund your purchase once the claim has been filed and paid. Refunds will not be given until the damage investigation is complete. You must cooperate with the damage investigation process, including saving packaging materials, damaged goods, and taking any requested pictures of the damaged product for insurance purposes. Never throw damaged products or packaging materials away. If you choose not to cooperate with this process, we cannot offer a refund.

Refunds on items that are not customized will be given in full if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Refund must be requested within 7 days of receiving your item and shipped back in the same condition as purchased within 1 week.

Cancellations: If we have already spent time on your design proof and you request a cancellation of all or part of your order, we will need to charge a $20 design fee for each product cancelled. If you cancel any items purchased before painting or being shipped, we can issue a refund but will need to charge a re-stocking fee of $20.

RUSH ORDERS, SEATING CHARTS, MIRRORS: For time sensitive orders there may or may not be enough time to recreate and ship your mirror should it arrive damaged. We recommend ordering your mirror no later than one month prior so it arrives no later than two weeks in advance. If you don't approve your preview or give us the information we need to create your sign in time, we cannot be held responsible for the item arriving too late to replace. Should you approve your design with less than 2 weeks before your event date, a replacement will be out of the question if breakage occurs so a backup plan is always advised. We highly suggest ordering unbreakable acrylic product for rush orders to avoid the stress of possible breakage.

Should a mirror need to be replaced, we will offer to replace it with a comparable item. We do not stock large quantities of identical mirrors, so the chances of us replacing your mirror with the exact same piece are very slim.

We aim for beauty rather than perfection. Although we are highly detailed and use a critical eye, small imperfections are expected and embraced in the art of hand painting and lettering, as well as with vintage or antique pieces. Our pieces are not computer generated and we would never use vinyl stickers!
Payment
Credit cards and paypal are accepted and your design preview will not be created until full payment is received. If paying via echeck, keep in mind it will take 3-5 days to clear.
Shipping
Your item will ship via FedEx or USPS and will be fully insured against damage.

If you request your package be sent to a different address than the one on your order, we cannot be responsible if it goes to the original address. We have no way of changing the address once the order is placed and with the amount of orders we process, there's no way for us to document order changes efficiently in the etsy system.

We cannot be held responsible for shipping delays that are out of our control such as weather delays, employment strikes or shipping company package loss. Please order your signs in time to account for possible delays.

Please keep in mind many of our products are very large and therefore calculated by dimensional weight. The shipping price calculated for your order is the actual cost of packaging and shipping- no hidden charges apply.

Shipping fees are for Continental US only. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii please contact us for a quote. Please do not order until you have informed us you are outside the continental US so we can accurately calculate your shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
THE DESIGN PROCESS- Each custom order starts with a conversation about your style and content. We will create a design preview based on your design requests and any inspiration pics or ideas you send. The first three design changes are included in the purchase price. If you require additional changes, there will be a reformatting fee of $10 per additional change. We will not paint your sign until you have given final approval and the additional design fee is paid.

EXCESSIVE OR REDUCED TEXT- If you have an unusual amount of text, additional fees may apply. If you have just a title or small amount of text, discounts may apply. Convo for quote.

CHALKBOARD CALENDARS/CHORE CHARTS- To prevent staining we recommend using regular chalk or chalk cartridge pencils, found here. http://www.amazon.com/Dritz-Quilting-Chalk-Cartridge-Set/dp/B001UAJ7C6
Please do not clean your calendar or chore chart by rubbing harshly. To prevent fading, cleaning inside the lines with water or a dab of soap will keep your board looking new for many years. We cannot be responsible for staining issues if you use chalk "pens" or "bistro pens". They may or may not stain your board, depending on the brand you use.

COMMISSIONING OF LARGE PROJECTS
We love to do on-site painting at your location and travel expenses will apply. Convo to request commissioning of a large project.