Sunday, March 25, 2012

Butterfly Conservatory

So ever since I have been taking my online photography class, I have been trying to practice my camera skills as much as possible.  It took some convincing, but I got Jake to go with me to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls on the first day of Spring break (what a sweet husband eh?), so we could take some pics together.  Here are some shots of my favorites.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dining Room Chairs Makeover!

So, since Jake and I have been married we have been collecting colored glass dishes, which happen to be plentiful here in Buffalo.  This new hobby has been fun, but we didn't really have a way to display it all, so ever since we moved into our new place I was on the market for a dining room hutch.  Luckily we found the perfect one on Craig's list, but unluckily...or luckily, however you want to look at it, the seller wouldn't sell us just the hutch...we would have to purchase the entire dining room set: table and chairs, buffet, and hutch.  This felt a little excessive, but the price was right and we have since found ways to use the other items in my newly organized craft room!  Anyway, the chairs were a little ugly and ever since we have had them I have been thinking about how I wanted to redo them.  With the help of many people including my mom, Jen over at Love's List and Jake himself, we managed to complete three of the chairs so far...with the rest shortly to follow.  I love how they turned out!  It's been really fun to put our own mark on things.

Chairs Before
Chairs After