Spring is here and soon Summer will follow!  Check out some of the new ideas VSM Designs/Boards of Distinction has to offer.


Couples Date Night Workshops:

April’s Couples date is April 27th, from 6pm-9pm. $60 for a One of a Kind Decorative Trellis Garden bench, 33″ H x 19″w x10″deep. Pizza, Snacks, Desserts non-alcoholic beverages and door prizes.

May’s Couples date night is scheduled for May 19th, project TBA soon

Limited Edition Workshops: Mother’s Day Gift Idea: 2 or 3 Mason Jar in handmade box with handles and saying of choice. $20 for 2 jar or $25 for 3 jar box.  Includes mason jars, decorative box, you pick handles that night, and all paint and stain.  You will provide your own flowers.  Must have 4 or people to hold the workshops.  If you’d like to schedule your own private party and be the host, you will get your’s at half price.  Call for dates.  920-883-8511 and leave a message

April’s  Deco Mesh Wreath class is Thursday, April 26th, 6-9pm, If you can get a group of 6 or more for another date, I will do my best to accomodate, a special “Thank You” gift will be given.  920-883-8511 and leave a message

WORKSHOPS: Our workshops are a wonderful and fun way of experiencing how to create beauty with your own hands, using Miss Lillian’s No Wax Chock Paint. We offer several workshop options suitable for the beginner to the more experienced painter, and from individuals to private parties.   Visit the Class schedule located in the Menu above for available dates, times and availability.

Interested in scheduling a birthday party, “girl’s” night out or a corporate event at the Boards of Distinction? We have many options to make your event a night to remember. Call to schedule a private party with 8-15 guests, 920-883-8511

Book your event today

2018 Limited Edition Workshops

Only available for a limited time!


Decorative mason jars inside a handmade box with handles, paint and stain is your choice. Artificial flowers are not provided, you get to add your own. 2 jars in 9 inch box are $20 and 3 jars in 12 box is $25.


Deco Mesh Wreath

Deco Mesh Wreath $35 ($40 with wood sign), make it to match your front door or entryway. What a great night of fellowship, fun and friends!  April 26, 2018 6-9pm is last day for this wreath class, call with questions  920-883-8511



APRIL 27th , 6-9pm COUPLES DATE NIGHT-  Garden Trellis Bench -$60 OR $55 if you came to the first couples workshop and made the 22″ clock,  Pizza, snacks and dessert plus door prizes.  call with questions  920-883-8511


Spring Bunny Door/Wall hanging









#101 BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) $35* includes 8 oz. paint of choice.  You learn proper application of paint, and use my glazes and top coats to finish.   Furniture piece must be small enough to carry in with one hand, if piece is questionable please send pic to 920-883-8511. ** If  your surface is a shiny, laminate base, we have Uncle Jeff’s Original Swamp Mud that will make the paint adhere, instead of sanding or stripping it. Free, if it’s your first time to experience this, otherwise additional fee of $1.00 per oz. or purchase a jar for personal use.

#102 BYOP  $50* includes 8 oz. paint of choice. You learn proper application of paints, glazes and top coats. You must carry in with your own two hands..  Any additional use of colors are free to use, as is top coats and glazes. Uncle Jeff’s Swamp mud is free if it’s your first time, otherwise it’s $1.00 per oz. extra to use.



Boards of Distinction workshops are all about creating beauty with family and friends and then enjoying it for years to come.  We offer you your own sign, stain and color choices and you create a one-of-a-kind piece in about 2-3 hours.

This year I am introducing you to Miss Lillian’s No Wax Chock Paint on both signs and furniture. This wonderful paint company offers 130 colors and many other exciting products to give your old furniture a brand new look.  As a retailer, I can order you any color, not on hand, with free shipping!  Why not try a Boards of Distinction sign or furniture workshop today!


What is provided?

♦ aprons to protect your clothes
♦ water and soda
♦ encouragement, help with ideas and techniques, pleasant atmosphere


What is the process?

1. Select sign online,distress, sand, and stain your raw wood.
2. Apply the stencil and paint.
3. Affix hardware for hanging.

How do I register?

  • Online payments made with any major credit card through PayPal site
  • Please note that registrations close three days before the start of each workshop.
  • Children age seven and above are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

I hosted a group class with Vicki 2 years ago and it was the first class that included men! She was an awesome instructor and made artists out of us all. Since then she has made me a lot of signs for my home! She is very talented and makes sure everyone is happy with the end results. I hope to come back to another class soon!

-Mary Kay

Marinette, WI

I absolutely love all of Vicki’s ideas. I’ve made a couple signs already and am coming back to do more!  Also, you do them on your own and make them the way you want!  Vicki is an amazing teacher and is there with you the whole time answering any questions you have! Also, she gives advice on what colors go together and little things to add to your project to make it different. Even if you don’t think you can do it, trust me you can!  It’s fun, a great environment, and an all around awesome experience!


Pound, WI

A friend invited me to come make a sign which I went reluctantly. I became hooked and am now a regular!!!
I’ve made many signs for gifts and my peeps and can’t believe how great they are! Vicki makes it so much fun  that I even booked a family event, so they could experience it as well.


Lena, WI

I went for my sisters bachelorette party and had an amazing time! For all of us being first timers,  everything turned out beautiful, thanks to all the help that was provided! Thanks to Vicki for helping make it all special!   We will be back!


Coleman, Wi

My first experience at VSM Designs was awesome! We went for a Limited Edition 3D pumpkin workshop and it was well directed. The class was small, easy to listen and understand  and get help, if needed. We will definitely be going back for more board nights.


Peshtigo, WI

My daughter and I had a wonderful time! It was very laid-back and fun environment. Even though we had no idea what we were doing, Vicky made us feel like professionals! Thanks for the great mother-daughter bonding time, memories like this last forever! We will definitely be back!


Coleman, Wi

VSM Designs is a fun and creative way to spend a few hours! Whether you want to make something for yourself or as a gift you should check this out. Vicki has such a great variety of different signs to make along with always coming up with new ideas – pillows & sleds for example!
I have gone there with my friends, my grandkids, and just by myself and really enjoyed each creative session!


Pound, WI

We had my daughter’s 7th birthday here! Vicki is so organized and prepared. The two hours went very smoothly and the girls’ boards looked awesome! My daughter felt so special with the novelty board Vicki made for her while we were there. Highly recommended!


Pound, WI

I’ve enjoyed going to classes and making Christmas decor this past year designed by Vicki owner of VSM DESIGNS/Boards of Distinction. I made a sled with our family name and a present trio for our front porch. I was able to choose from a wide variety of colors to make my project compliment our home. I added beautiful embelishments to my finished projects.  The workshop was very comfy and I can’t wait to go back for my next project!


Coleman, WI

My home is decorated with signs and decor that either Vicki made or I made at one of her classes. I LOVE her creativity and uniqueness. Her new ideas keep me wanting to come back and make more one-of-a-kind items and memories. I always leave with a beautiful product and totally enjoy my time spent with her!


Pound, WI

Looking forward to the new ideas Vicki will have for us this year!   LOVE everything she’s created and I’m sure there’s more great things to come.


Peshtigo, WI

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