I am Amanda, owner, designer, and creator of Rustic Lux Designs. In the fall of 2014, I taught myself how to use my husband's miter saw, and a business was born!
🔨 All of the reclaimed lumber I use was sourced from Nebraska. Nearly all of the lumber has come from barns that my husband, kids, and I have torn down. It is physically exhausting work, but worth every bead of sweat.
🔨My workshop is in a building that was once my husband’s grandfather's machine shed that he had built out of reclaimed lumber. Talk about full circle! My kiddos are the fourth generation to live on our farm. We love it here!
🔨I love math and science, and I am not excellent with English - if I throw in too many commas or babble on in run-on sentences, forgive me! I would prefer to be creating custom pieces for you!
🔨I would also rather be building than cooking or cleaning, so if you want to barter, I believe that is a form of payment!
🔨Small talk is hard for me! Let’s just open our hearts and have a deep conversation. I feel God has given us the experiences in life to help others along the way. And, if you want to talk business or about creating, pull up a chair, I may pick your brain.
🔨Most importantly, I love what I do. It is very physical work, my back and feet may ache, but my heart is full. Creating pieces for your home is my joy! Seeing the smiles, the grateful tears, and receiving your kind words fills my cup daily.
A couple of years ago I came across this quote, “We are born makers, we move what we are learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.” That perfectly describes me. I thank you for shopping small.
The heart of my business are custom pieces made to order. They are designed to fit your space and color scheme. Feel free to email me for a quote. I will then send you design mock ups and we will work together to finalize a design you love.
As my skills and experience have grown, I have followed my heart and expanded into collections including: seasonal, scripture, sympathy, inspirational, and more! Most recently adding another element to Rustic Lux Designs, Words On Wood (WOW) Parties! These are events hosted at the Living Quarters allowing you to show off your creative side and be a part of the sign making process. Whether you join in a group that I am opening up or book a Private Party, you are sure to create a well made piece. I offer tips and provide templates along the way. You get to relax and let that artistic side come out! For those who can't get away or want to do an activity with the kids at home, DIY Kits are just for you! These are kits include the sign backing, the laser cut words and a template. You add your own paint, glue, and imagination.
At this stage, the pieces being built are limited only by schedule. There are so many ideas and things that I can't wait to create for you!