Spice Up Your Space // Instakitchen

January 5, 2013

I’m always looking for fun ways to add a bit of interest and personality to our home, and when I visited the Shutterfly holiday decor showroom a few months ago, my mind instantly started reeling with the personalization possibilities!

One of the items that stood out to me the most at the event were the acrylic frameless prints that seemed to add a shiny sleekness to every corner that they appeared in.  I was feeling particularly inspired in the kitchen area of the display, and couldn’t stop thinking about getting some of my own “food photography” (via my instagram feed!) framed and mounted to hang above the space where I cook our meals everyday!

I also loved the idea of these smaller acrylic photo blocks for a desk space or night stand, and thought that these frameless prints would be perfect for a less highly trafficked area.  One of the reasons I went with the larger acrylic option is because anything near your stove can tend to get a little gunky if you cook as much as I do, and this way I’ll be able to wipe them down whenever I need to.

Keep reading for a close up of our new wall decor, and a few other ideas on how to spice up your own space!!

I started by picking three images of special food-related memories that all had complementary color schemes and compositions, and then realized that I had accidentally chosen a breakfast, lunch, and dinner shot!  Unintentional, but kind of perfect, no?  After uploading them to the Shutterfly site (straight from instagram – SUPER easy), I clickety-clicked a few more buttons, and the prints were in my hot little hands in a matter of a few days.

Totally in love with how they turned out, and think that they make this tricky little wall space above our dining nook just 100 times more interesting.  My favorite part about the whole project is that now I can share the stories of each shot with guests who swing by, and am reminded of yummy food and good times each time we sit down to share a meal together.

Have you ever had any of your own photography framed as art in your home?  I’m definitely not a professional, but love the idea of using personal experiences to pepper a little flavor into your living spaces.  ;)

P.S. Another ridiculously fun way to add some personality to your kitchen via the fridge (or any other magnetic surface)… These Sticky9 photo magnets!  Would also work very well with food instas, and I love the idea of choosing pictures of fruits/veggies in order to remind you to make good choices every time you open that door!

*Note: The kind folks at Shutterfly generously provided the printing of these pieces to me at no cost, but all words and opinions are 100% my own.  I only work with brands and products that I absolutely love and use, and thank you so much for supporting the companies that help make S&P possible!*

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  • Reply Laura @ Chaotic Domestic January 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    They look great! What a fun idea!

  • Reply The Knoxville Holts January 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    What a cute little dining nook you have! Love these frames. They would blend seamlessly into any decor. Thanks for passing along.

  • Reply Pili's style January 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    what a lovely space!

  • Reply Haley Titus January 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Great idea, loving the personal touch<3

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  • Reply Aymara January 6, 2013 at 5:13 am

    I’m from NJ where everything is small and old and decrepit, but live in Texas now where everything is big and shiny and new, and this sliver of your little kitchen has more style and personality than any home in my ‘hood!

    I love those food shots. I framed my fave pics I took when I lived in Japanland, put them over my mantle, and they make me smile every day. see here!: http://eye-of-arms.blogspot.com/2012/12/all-decked-out.html

  • Reply Krizia January 11, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    A given coming from a foodie-grammer, but I just have to say how much I simply adore what you did here!

  • Reply diana kelvin March 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Stunning post! Keep sharing more ideas like this in future! paintedwallpanelled.com

  • Reply Jim April 24, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I amazed to see this post! Everything is marvelous!

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