We all love rustic artwork that we can hang cozily in our homes – but have you ever put together the pallet board yourself?
No? Me either.
Yet, here I am! Using a nail gun for the very first time in my life. I have to admit, it was quite exhilarating! I just made sure not to have too many sips of wine beforehand.
But let’s backtrack a little.
Buffalo Collective invited me to a night of D.I.Y. + Drinks last Friday and I could not pass it up. I arrived and met with Jill, co-owner of the creative studio, who told me a little bit about the business. It was beautiful inside and I could not wait to get started.
I put on my apron and sat down for class. I already knew what I was going to paint because I had sent in my Sweet Buffalo logo beforehand (a suggestion from the owners) and it was a good one! Then arrived two more Buffalo bloggers to hang out with – the Buffalove Birds. They were so friendly and it was nice to be around a couple who had a passion for blogging as much as I do. Check them out: https://buffalovebirds.com/.
Anywho… so as soon as you get started Jill has you pick out your individual pallet boards and then you have to put them together with a nail gun. (You also have to sign your life away before using said nailgun.) Then once those are put together you prime your board and get rid of any imperfections and then it’s time to paint!
Jill was an excellent teacher and an awesome host. Her step-by-step guide was really easy to understand and she made me feel confident in my painting abilities. What I also liked about the class is I didn’t feel rushed. I drank my wine and painted at the pace I was comfortable with.
Here is my finished product and I love it. I’m going to hang it in my corner office facing the city when I’m famous one day to remind me of this awesome night.
PS – If you love painting Sweet Buffalo Rocks, you’ll definitely love this. I highly recommend it for a ladies night out or even a date night with the one you love.
For more information on Buffalo Collective, call 716-427-3491 or visit www.buffalocollectivestudio.com/.
Buffalo Collective is located at 391 Abbott Road, Buffalo and 4500 Harlem Road, Amherst.