Painted by the Shore

Branford, Connecticut · 1171 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you so much for visiting Painted by the Shore! We're busily filling orders & updating the shop so please stop back & see us soon; or to reach us in the meantime send a message with your product, wholesale or custom order inquiry.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 23, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Painted by the Shore! We're busily filling orders & updating the shop so please stop back & see us soon; or to reach us in the meantime send a message with your product, wholesale or custom order inquiry.

Kristina Lough

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Kristina Lough


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The sweetest honeymoon sand bottle assembly line has formed on my desk & it's left me daydreaming of islands filled with warm sandy beaches. ocean

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Our Story

Hi! My name is Kristina & I'm the founder & designer behind Painted by the Shore (PS). I'm so glad you're here.

If you know me, you know I love art. It's one of my biggest passions & has been for my whole life. Some of my fondest memories of childhood include crafting with my mother & using my imagination to create things & play games with my Grandfather.

Drawing inspiration from everyday life & life on the Connecticut shoreline I founded Painted by the Shore (PS) in April of 2013. At the time I was a 40 hour a week Corporate Accountant in need of a creative outlet. Since then PS has grown into more than I could have ever dreamed. Leading me to leave the corporate world for my home studio in May of 2015.

I am constantly amazed when customers share stories of how our pieces brought joy to them or to their friends & family as gifts. It warms my heart beyond words.

All of our painting is still done locally in my hometown of Branford CT & we source as many supplies as possible from other small businesses around the United States.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@paintedbytheshore) for behind the scenes photos, coupon codes & new collection launches.

Shop members

  • Kristina Lough

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2017
Each of our glass pieces has been hand painted, & no two are ever identical. Our tote bags are either hand painted or screen printed, with details on the creative process associated with each included in the listing.

Interested in custom work or collaborating? We love working with other artisans or individuals to personalize our existing designs or to paint you a one of a kind piece. Painted by the Shore also creates unique & usable wedding/event favors designed to fit flawlessly into your special day.

Please email paintedbytheshore [!at] with details about what you're looking for & we're excited to hear from you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your hand-painted piece(s)! Therefore, if you are not satisfied please contact me within 7 days of receiving the item(s). I will refund the product portion of your order upon return of the item(s) in original condition.

Should a piece arrive cracked or damaged, please contact me within 7 days (& include a photo of the item) so we can supply a replacement.
Payment is due at the time of purchase & may be made via Etsy gift card, credit card or PayPal. I do not include printed receipts with any of my packages, your receipt is kept electronically online and can be accessed anytime.
We proudly offer free standard shipping & handling on all Domestic Retail Orders. Free Shipping will be applied automatically — no minimum purchase, coupon or promotional code required.

If you would like a note included with your order, just indicate what you would like written under "notes to seller" when checking out & we're happy to add that to the package.

Please note if a package is returned to us, due to an incorrect mailing address, we will create a reserved listing for any additional shipping charges incurred when re-sending your order & forward the corresponding link to you for payment. Free shipping only applies to the first attempt at mailing your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Interested in carrying Painted by the Shore products in your retail space? Please send all wholesale inquiries to Kristina at paintedbytheshore [!at]

More information

Last updated on May 8, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Our glassware can be hand washed or placed on the top rack in your dishwasher.

Wholesale availability

Painted by the Shore sells wholesale, both on Etsy Wholesale & directly to businesses. Please visit our Etsy Wholesale shop or email for more information.

Custom and personalized orders

We love to create custom pieces or personalize our existing designs! Message Kristina here on Etsy, via the link in our 'Items' section, or at for more information.