BrandNewToMe

Brand New To Me - Rustic | Traditional | Hand-Crafted

Rockwell City, Iowa | 1044 Sales

BrandNewToMe

Brand New To Me - Rustic | Traditional | Hand-Crafted

Rockwell City, Iowa 1044 Sales On Etsy since 2013

4.5 out of 5 stars (254)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to BrandNewToMe! We are so thankful for this community that supports small business owners and their quality products. We love creating original pieces for others to use and love for years to come. In our shop you will find a mix of hand-crafted items in rustic, traditional, and modern styles. Many of our items feature wood reclaimed from 100+ year-old Iowa barns. We also have a small selection of vintage items that we have curated. Thank you for stopping by!

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2018

Hello and welcome to BrandNewToMe! We are so thankful for this community that supports small business owners and their quality products. We love creating original pieces for others to use and love for years to come. In our shop you will find a mix of hand-crafted items in rustic, traditional, and modern styles. Many of our items feature wood reclaimed from 100+ year-old Iowa barns. We also have a small selection of vintage items that we have curated. Thank you for stopping by!

Jared and Vanessa Solko

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Jared and Vanessa Solko

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Doesn't everyone need more ship lap in their life? Fill your void with this cute new ship lap sconce.
Look for this sign to be making its way to the shop very soon!
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About

Welcome to BrandNewToMe!

Hello, and welcome to our Etsy shop! At BrandNewToMe, you'll find many handmade items as well as a few vintage pieces that I've found or collected along the way. I frequently use recycled, found, or vintage materials when hand crafting my items. Many of my items also utilize reclaimed wood that comes from a family member's 100-year-old barn.

I live in rural northwestern Iowa with my wife, Vanessa and our three children: Bailey, Avery, and Graham (who love to "help" with Daddy's shop too). I work full-time as a nurse. My wife Vanessa is also a nurse but currently is a stay-at-home mom to our children.

I've always had a passion for coming up with new ideas and building things with my own hands. When we purchased our first home - like many other newlyweds - we were on a tight budget, but we were determined to make our house feel like a home. My wife and I would see things we loved but were not able to afford. Finally I decided to try and make one of the shelves we'd seen and loved so much. After that first shelf, there has been no turning back. Slowly, through bargain hunting, fishing through garage and estate sales, and turning one person’s trash into our treasure, our ideas have become a reality. Friends and family members began to notice the changes, and it wasn't long before they began asking me to create new items for their homes too.

When my wife suggested I look into opening an Etsy store, I wasn't sure I was up to the task. It was a leap of faith, but one that has been a true blessing. I am so thankful that the items I put so much of myself into creating are able to find a place in the homes of so many people, all over the world. Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey and for taking an interest in my shop.

~ Jared

Shop members

  • Jared

    Owner

    I grew up in Colorado & went to college in Kansas where I met my wife, Vanessa. After graduating from nursing school in '08, we moved back to Iowa where she's originally from. We live in northwestern Iowa with our 3 kids, dog Tucker, and cat Beverly.

  • Vanessa

    Owner

    Vanessa keeps me organized and on the ball. She edits many of the shop's listings, handles most correspondence, and tackles the packing and shipping of items. I would not be able to run the shop without her.

  • Bailey

    Builder In-Training

    Bailey is our oldest daughter and becoming more involved in the Etsy business. She's a sponge and is receiving a lot of on-the-job training while she hangs around the shop. She is becoming great help as she is learning basic skills alongside us.

  • Avery

    Shop Entertainer

    Avery is our mischievous middle child. She is often my entertainment while I'm busy working. Singing, spinning, and moving Dad's tools are her favorite activities.

  • Graham

    Constant Companion

    Graham is the youngest and our only boy. He loves to accompany me out to the shop, or as he calls it, to go work-shoppin' with Dad. He brings his play tool set and practices his hammering on scrap boards.

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