Downtown Business Spotlight – Letter and Grain

Letter and Grain
Ericka Trevino, Owner
1019 Morro Street
(805) 704-0400

What started as a DIY art project has turned into a full time labor of love for Ericka Trevino, designer and owner of the shop Letter and Grain in Downtown SLO.  “It all began with a sign I painted for my son’s room that read ‘to the moon and back.’ After purchasing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® from Embellish & Restore in Visalia, the owner asked if I’d like to offer the signs in her establishment. Between a few craft shows, word of mouth and E&R, it all kind of just took off from there. ” Trevino explained.

“Building and creating each sign from wood led to lots of other products including plant boxes, Christmas Tree boxes, barn doors, growth charts and more. Soon we were receiving requests from customer inspired projects as well.” Trevino adds.  

As she found success selling her artistic wood signs and products, she had another creative vision, “When my husband and I married in 2015, I envisioned our guests dining on farmhouse tables built by us. With a more modern and sleek look that could be dressed to any style, I thought we may have a winner. Long story short, word got out and we ended up renting our tables months before our own wedding. We have found ourselves delivering table rentals to Northern California, Central California and the Central Coast. As a graduate of Cal Poly and with a love for SLO that just never died down it seemed the right fit for me to open shop here in Downtown SLO.”

You can find her custom wood signs or learn how to create your own pieces of artwork in her shop located at 1019 Morro Street in Downtown SLO.  Letter and Grain is an official stockist of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and offers workshops for the DIY enthusiasts.  The shop also showcases a mix of modern meets rustic with a whole lot of creative local handmade products.  The shop is filled with everything from home décor to California inspired jewelry, mugs, candles and other gift items.  Come check out Letter and Grain in Downtown SLO, online at or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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