Monday, September 21, 2009

art gallery

tired of having my fridge plastered with the kids artwork i have been on the look out of a creative way to display it. when i saw this on Ohdeedoh i knew had found the solution!


only i didn't use the dignitet rod like the inspiration picture. i used the cheaper
deka
rod ($5 including the clips!). deka isn't really made to have the wire come out the side like this but i was determined to make it work. and i did! so this project cost just $15 instead of $90. score!


i plan to rotate through pieces often, which with two kids in school who both love to have art time at home also, will not be a problem! i have bankers boxes for each of the kids where i put their art (and other school work) after it has been displayed. then someday when they are grown i will give them their boxes. my mom did that for me and i get such a kick out of looking at the things i drew 20+ years ago.

16 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

Great Minds think alike - see mine here http://themadhouse-themadhouse.blogspot.com/2009/08/displaying-artwork.html

It is a super way to show case my children art and they love picking which peices to show and which to replace.

Steph said...

What a great idea! I did the same thing in my boys' room, but as a border near the ceiling. Now that they're older, I like the idea of a full wall display that they can reach.

And I have seriously got to get on the ball with saving their art work long term.

Nicole said...

Love it! I have been looking for something as well. Thanks for sharing!

DQ Mountain Girl said...

neat idea! thanks for passing it on!

jacque4u2c said...

This looks FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!1

Andrea said...

I love it!

Jenn Benn said...

Very nice! $90 is a bit much; your version is so much more "real world".

roseylittlethings said...

I saw it the other day to and added it to my faves so I can do it once we get moved into our new place! Love how your turned out!

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

i bet that makes them so happy, seeing their art showcased like that. great job Momma!

Anne said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE your site. I featured a couple of your posts on my craft blog. You can find it at

http://floralshowers.com/craft-ideas/bookmarks

I hope it's okay, I snagged a few of your pics!

jessi said...

So cute! I've seen this before, but didn't know where to buy the hardware. There are also some magnetic front loading picture frames for kids' art, too... This would definitely hold more, though.. Now where do I put it?! :)

Christie Burnett said...

What a great idea. I've bookmarked it to use in our new home.

Christie
http://childhood101.blogspot.com/

rachel said...

How did you attach to wall?
And
How did you get the wire to come out sideways?
I don't have these little do-dads right in front of me... maybe it would make more sense and be self explanatory once I had them in my hot little hands.
Your blog is TERRIFIC! I ran across the entertainment unit - play kitchen - on Sugardoodle and have now read through your entire blog soaking in EVERYTHING!
Thanks!!

email me back at: Happy2Craft@gmail.com

christine said...

I love what you did for so little money, but I wonder the same things that Rachel (above me) does.

Heather said...

I've been looking for a neat way to store my kids art work and school things. What is a banker's box and where did you get them?
Thanks so much! Love your blog!
Heather
curtnheather@gmail.com

robyn said...

hi! i know this is an old post...but i'd love to know what color you've painted your walls. it looks great!

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