In an effort to rediscover my refrigerator and better display their art I came up with a super quick, easy and free way to display the precious artwork that they are always so proud of!
In digging through a "junk" drawer for a candle last week I found a pile of drapery clips I had taken off curtain rings. Those, along with a ball of twine from the dollar spot at Target, and a few push pins (which will soon be replaced by screw in hooks that I know I have somewhere in this house!).
I had a large blank wall right over a pile of toys. The perfect place! Tie your clips onto the twine, tie ends of twine to your hooks (or push pins for impatient people like me) and attach to the wall. If you do not have extra drapery clips, I have also seen this project with clothes pins. Done! In 15 minutes you can mark two things off your to do list... display your child's prized art work, check....and clean off the fridge, check!
I wanted to show a couple other playroom project that have gone on since the reveal. I'll use this super awesome "during" photo so you can see the giant fluorescent light box in the back of the room. Maybe it was functional but I'm not sure there is anything I hate more in the world of lighting than florecent bulbs. I even took out the bulbs to make it less noticeable until I could get it totally out of there.
|Have you ever in your life seen a bigger mess!!|
It has since been replaced with track lighting that makes the gallery wall look 100% more awesome! Made a huge difference in highlighting the photos and adding more light to the room! Thanks Will for being so handy! You can look back at the original Play Room Reveal post to see the difference.
A couple other inexpensive playroom art projects.
The "i can do HARD things" free printable is from an awesome blog called Kiki Creates. She is creative, smart, focused on God, and all around inspiring! Go check her out!
And finally, I can't help but smile when my son recites to my daughter when she's whiny... "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit". Yeah, right! Print from Children Inspire Design. They no longer have this one but have great things that are super affordable.
While some of us are enjoying a snow day (Rebekah)... I'm sitting her looking at a sunny day... super jealous!!!!!! Not even a flurry last night!