Custom Logo Sign

January 14, 2019

Final Product!

We had so much fun working on this project and learned a lot along the way! This client wanted to make a very special custom logo sign for some friends that recently opened a coffee shop. The shop is located in a mountain town and he wanted the sign to be very rustic to match their decor. This sign is 3 feet by 3 feet made out of real reclaimed barn wood, thick steel that we rusted, and sintra to raise the letters. The logo is laser etched into the rusted steel for a weathered look. The logo and letters are all raised to make it multi-dimensional. This sign is even more stunning in person!

First 4 project proof options.
Final project proof that was selected.

The first step of the project is always working with the graphic design team to create a visual for the customer based on their requests. This customer wanted to use reclaimed barn wood and metal. We presented him with 4 different ideas using these materials and after seeing the proofs he decided that he wanted to have it even more rustic. He liked the idea of using rusted steel. This was not a process that we had done before but are always willing to try new things. After doing a lot of research and trying a few different methods… we finally found something that worked well and achieved the rust color he was looking for. We made sure to rust the bolts as well so it all matched. The next challenge was figuring out how to etch the logo into the rusted metal and still have it look worn/rustic instead of the natural shinny grey color that typically happens when etching steel. We did more research and ordered in a special tool to make that happen.

Finishing touches – setting up to install the bolts.

Bedroom Art

January 10, 2019

Lovely picture from client!

Simply Stated Designs worked with this client to create art from a classic song that was played at their wedding. The final proof was printed on a 70″x16″ canvas that was mounted to a sturdy backer board. These clients are extremely handy and elected to make their own frame to match the beautiful headboard that they also built.

House Sign

Simply Stated Designs part of the project!
Final sign completed by customer.

This customer wanted to make outdoor house signs for his family as holiday gifts. He ordered the steel from Simply Stated Designs and had us cut the name out in a stencil font. He then rusted the steel himself and mounted each one of them to a unique piece of wood. We love working with clients to help make their vision a reality. We are always happy to partner with handy clients that would like to do any portion of the project they are able to do on their own.

Merry Mail

We packaged up several of these Merry Mail signs in the month of December!

Holiday Collection

December 10, 2018

We are pleased to release our holiday collection!

Tree Farm 16×20 inches   {$175}

  • “Christmas Trees” is on raised black material, “Farm Fresh” is printed red on canvas, and the truck is raised etched metal.   The product is finished with one of our real reclaimed barn wood frames.  This is a unique 3D sign that is sure to make an impression.

Merry Mail 6 feet x 24 inches   {$325}

  • Very large & sturdy!  Sign is constructed in-house, stained, words routed and painted white.  Jute string and clothespins are included to display all your special cards.

Santa Stops Here 16×20 inches   {$100}

  • Made out of thick painted wood, chalkboard and galvanized cut metal.   Great way for your kids to enjoy the Christmas countdown!

BELIEVE 5 feet x 11 inches   {$280}

  • Made out of solid reclaimed barn wood with raised black letters.

*Please place orders through the “custom” section.  Include which item you would like, your address in the message box, and indicate delivery or pickup at the Vancouver shop.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for production plus delivery.

Metal Shoe Tags











Custom metal shoe tags for an entire volleyball team and staff.  A chiropractic physician is teaching young athletes about the importance of self-care.   She gave the team these tags at their end of season awards banquet.

These tags can be customized to fit your needs.  They are great for runners, hikers, group events, team building, or just for motivation.  Here are a few ideas – (Run Now – Wine Later) (I’m only – 1/2 Crazy) (RUN – 26.2 miles) (run with – your heart)  (I AM – UNSTOPPABLE)  (KEEP – GOING) (Sweating for – Vacation) (KEEP – RUNNING) (Sole – Sisters).

Make a Difference!

December 8, 2018




















Custom Sign made for a client that is doing very important charity work for children.  This sign is hanging in her office as a reminder of the difference that her & the team make every day!   Her requests were to include a heart and splashes of bright pink, she left the rest to the graphic design team.  Below are the proofs based on her requests.  We LOVE her selection!!!

Visit Wishbone Home & Design to See Our Signs

October 29, 2018











We are beyond excited to announce that you can now find Simply Stated Designs decor at our favorite Lake Oswego boutique – Wishbone Home and Design!!!  Stop in and check out all their beautiful furniture and accessories!

Wishbone Home & Design – 41 B Avenue – Lake Oswego, OR

Magnetic Chalkboard

October 23, 2018










This custom menu board is a magnetic chalkboard!   A client designed this for a friend that recently moved into a new house.  The Smith Family loves to cook and entertain.  This sign allows them to share the menu with guests, write them a special note or post a favorite quote.  It also allows them to simply use it as a “to do” list when guests are not there.  They can hang recipes with the magnetic function as well.  Such a thoughtful gift!

Visit 3 Brothers Winery for Our Fall Collection

October 22, 2018

Simply Stated Designs fall collection is now available at 3 Brothers Winery!!!   Come enjoy a glass or two of award-winning wines and shop our signs.

Three Brothers Winery  –  2411 NE 244th Street  –  Ridgefield, Wa  98642