If you are like me you have collected your kids’ art and put it in a box for “someday”. My oldest just turned 20 and I have been holding on to his childhood artwork all these years, along with my 18 and nine year olds’. I have always wanted to display it but never quite got around to figuring out how. Somehow an idea finally popped into my overworked brain. I absolutely love how it turned out and wanted to share it with you.
I started with this wall that runs down the hall leading to our boys’ rooms and the game room. The perfect way to enter their space is with a little of history of their childhoods.
First we hung up this family treasure. For the last 12 years we have been adding our boys and friends who stop by to this measuring board. As you can see, it’s seen some love. This tradition began in our old house. When we left we literally cut out the drywall and threw it in the truck. We then framed it out and hung it here in our new house.
Next I wanted a quote so, of course, I went straight to Esty and found this perfect one.
How to frame the actual art? I pondered this for a long time. First I mounted it on boards my husband cut from the old siding of our house. I felt like it needed a glass front, both to protect the art and enhance the look, so I took all of the boards to my local glass dealer and got a quote for glass fronts. $700. Never mind. Off to Target I went. I found these perfect frames that allowed for a continuation of the rest of our house style which is old meets new. New more modern frames with old art. Perfect.
I cleaned all the different sized frames and centered each piece of art inside them. Next we hung the quote on the wall and then placed each piece of framed art around it. And voila. The perfect Children’s art wall filled with a bunch of fun history and memories.