One day I got the grand idea to create a little gallery space for our kids never-ending stream of artwork. I simply painted a stripe of chalkboard paint, labeled it “Our Art” and hung empty frames to showcase their art. This was such a small project but I have loved it so much. It’s so fun to see their changing looks each year along with their art. I put their school picture in the top frames…I searched and searched for a picture with their photos in the frames but I could not find one. I know I have one but I finally gave up!
Anyway, when it came time recently to spruce up our hallway, I had a hard time painting over this area but I knew it was time for an update since our third child didn’t even have a spot! And the teal frames didn’t really match anymore.
I decided to forgo frames this time since their art can range in size. And everyone only has one masterpiece at a time now so that we could fit in sweet Harper. I can’t tell you how excited my kids still get over seeing their art. I never tell them which piece I am choosing or when it will change, I just hang a favorite sporadically.
All in all this updated version cost me the price of one new frame ($4 from Target) and some wash tape ($2). I had white spray paint on hand. Not bad and helps ease some of the burden of deciding what to keep and what goes. Sometimes I keep what was hung or I let it have the spotlight for a couple of weeks and then don’t feel so bad throwing it away. How do you deal with your kids artwork…keep it all of just a few?