Who We Are

Urban Rustic DIY Studio, located outside of Halifax, NS,  is a local creative studio and event venue owned and operated by Laurie and Bruce MacDonald. Together they have over 50 years experience in the retail, decor and service industries and consider themselves "serial" entrepreneurs. They have operated numerous retail locations over the past 25 years but home base has always been Hammonds Plains, NS.

They, and their staff, hope you enjoy their latest venture, Urban Rustic DIY Studio!



We are 100% locally owned and operated. When possible, we source our raw materials locally to support our community and keep our local economy strong. Our hands-on classes enable you to create your own stunning decor piece customized to your own desires. We provide all the necessary tools and materials and our instructors will guide you through the process of our easy step-by-step method. The workshop is a bright, fun and exciting environment where you can unwind while making your own unique creation!

All of our paints and colour-washes are water-based and are low odour / low voc. ( finish coats are also water-based but have a higher VOC at a maximum VOC of 275g/l ) Our raw wood is locally sourced as well. Even our one time use items like stencils and gloves are recycled to reduce environmental impact.