Has that voice in your head secretly thought bloggers must be perfectionists who have nothing better to do than making every square inch of their homes magazine worthy?
Do you often wish you could see beyond the camera lens at what's REALLY going on behind those beautifully staged photos?
Then friends this post is for you because today five of my blogging friends and myself have come together from different parts of the globe to give you a peek at what you don't see Behind The Scenes. We're going to keep it real and dare to expose our dirty little secrets about some of those familiar photos you've enjoyed while browsing our blogs.
Keeping it real Behind The Scenes at The Interior Frugalista
In reality, oftentimes I'm searching room-by-room for the best natural light and if it means having to shove all the furniture off to one side to get the perfect shot, I'll do it.
It's not uncommon for me to be sweeping away dust bunnies with my socks while doing a quick dust with my shirt sleeves when setting up for a photo shoot.
More times than I can count after spending several minutes getting the camera settings just right, as I hit the shutter button in waltzes Mr. Sexy Rexy and photo bombs that trophy shot. I should clarify that Rex is our cat.
While I looked high and low for photos depicting the scenarios mentioned above, I did find some that you might enjoy. All of them show the difference between the post-edited photos you see published on the blog from how those same photos look straight out of the camera. So without further ado, let's take a peek Behind The Scenes at The Interior Frugalista.
Peek #1 - The photo taken amongst the chaosLet us start with the Neoclassical Side Table makeover that I shared last Thursday.
Peek #2 - The magical disappearing twine and electrical outletHere is another example from the Mid-Century Modern Record Cabinet makeover.
Peek #3 - The makeshift backdropI wanted the colors on the back of this Mid-Century Modern Bar to pop by using a crisp white backdrop.
Peek #4 - The hidden bloggerFor the before photo of the Knitting Box Table makeover, it didn't have a hinged lid and so I had to hold it open while I took the photo.
Peek #5 - The pseudo-nurseryFor the IKEA Tarva Change Table, one would assume the photo was taken in a nursery.
Peek # 6 - The growing rugThis Metallic Night Stand makeover is another that was photographed in the workshop.
Peek #7 - The hidden tools of the tradeI could go on and on but I'll leave you with one last reality shot. This photo is of the materials used to make Rustic Holiday Signs.
Like I said at the top of this post, smoke and mirrors my friends. I hope a few of these made you chuckle and that next time you see those perfectly staged photos in the blogosphere, you'll remember this Behind The Scenes tour.
Please join me for the rest of the tour by pressing on each photo below to be taken to my friend's blogs. I'm so excited to see how they are "keeping it real" behind the scenes.
I hope you enjoy the Behind The Scenes Tour.