Hello and welcome back to Business Briefcase! This week we are going to feature a local business that specializes in handmade, unique, small-batch wood designs. The next time you’re looking for a personalized gift or searching for new decor for your home, make sure to check out this Buckeye business owner.
Salty Charm Designs
Owner: Amber Hight
With a lifelong passion for crafting, Amber Hight decided to take her hobby for making wood signs and transform it into a business in 2017.
Hight started by simply making crafts for her home, with the ability to customize all her pieces to match the exact color and design to fit each room. Once she took to Facebook to show her friends and family what she had been making, the buzz officially started, and Hight soon had requests for projects.
“One project led to another, which led to another, and people started sharing with their friends, and I decided to make a business of it. My husband was in the Air Force when I started, and I loved the idea of having a business I could take pretty much anywhere we moved,” Hight said.
As an Air Force veteran herself, Hight said she has always been self-motivated. And with parents who were both entrepreneurs, she said she feels like she inherited “that entrepreneurial spirit and hard work from them.”
Salty Charm Designs offers everything from small shelf sitters to framed wood signs, door hangers and porch leaners. Hight said she also specializes in closing gift options for Realtors.
Hight said her designs are items you can’t find in stores, as her pieces are all unique.
“I’m unique from other wood sign makers, as I have a real love for color and pattern. A lot of my work is really bright and colorful. You’ll rarely find a black and white sign from me. I love to bring personality to my decor, and my style will fit in with just about anyone who loves color and isn’t afraid to express themselves in that way,” Hight said.
The Buckeye resident said she is 100% committed to her business, as she made it her full-time job in 2017.
“The community here is so wonderful and supportive,” Hight said. “I am committed to making meaningful and personalized pieces for anyone looking for their next decor piece.”
Hight accepts custom orders and also has items listed for a quick and easy purchase.
For more information or to place an order, visit @saltycharmdesigns on Instagram, Facebook and Etsy. Customers can also find Hight’s designs at Screws and Sparkles in Downtown Buckeye.