I was on a mission to re-decorate my kitchen and living room. The kitchen had the same decorations with moderate upgrades for the last 20 years! As ever so popular, I wanted to go with a Farm to Table vibe in the kitchen. I immediately found my way to Amazon and located several Mud Pie items in all white that were just perfect! I didn't realize how well the Mud Pie line matched with the Rae Dunn line. Instantly, another Rae Dunn fanatic was born! This led me to SwipSwap groups on Facebook and I enlisted anyone and everyone to keep on the look out for Rae Dunn items. It worked and I had more than enough items for my kitchen makeover.
I found really cute Farm to Table kitchen mats that matched the accent wall and my stove which is the prize and center focal point of my kitchen. I also set up an elaborate coffee bar. If you read my welcome blog, then you know how much I love coffee. So a full on coffee bar is right up my alley. I found a few more pieces at Hobby Lobby to finish off the decorations.
The only thing left was the artwork for my accent wall. Did I mention that I am an Amazon Queen? I live on Amazon and prefer to shop via Amazon than physically going to a store. I pride myself on how resourceful I can be at finding whatever is needed on Amazon. I spent hours trying to find just what I wanted with NO luck whatsoever. I was amazed that something as simple as fresh veggies on barnwood could not be found on Amazon or with a quick search on Google. I spent night after night after night and what resulted in countless unsuccessful hours searching the web for artwork. Sure, I found colorful whimsical adaptations of fruit or veggies, just not what I was looking. I just sat at the computer thinking to myself, I really just want a photo with fresh veggies against barnwood. Wait, what? Umm I am a photographer and I have barnwood in my studio! I immediately made a plan. Buy fresh veggies and photograph them. Simple, right? No, not exactly. Let me explain.
If you have never photographed food before, here are a few tips to help you get it right the first time. I ended up buying the veggies twice because of not following these tips. Now, I am by no means a food photographer and I'm here to say I am not the next Pioneer Woman (although I would love to be her and would love to meet her). But, in the end, I ended up with just what I wanted for my walls.
So, after all of the searching, buying and re-buying of veggies, here are the photos that I printed and then framed in barnwood frames to hang on my accent wall in my kitchen. I printed, matted and framed two as 12x12's and two as 16x20 prints together with a windmill wall clock. This is one DIY I'm pretty happy with!