Monday, April 2, 2012

{DIY} Children's Artwork Gallery Wall

Little by little I am making progress on the family room update.  While I still have a 
few projects left, I was able to tackle one over the weekend 
and it was the one that I was the most excited about:
the children's artwork gallery wall!

I had been searching all over the internet for some inspiration and her 
solution was perfect.  I followed her tutorial almost exactly so be sure 
to check out her blog for more info.

And here is the result!

I realize that this may not be for everyone, but since
I have triplets there is simply not enough room on the refrigerator 
to display all of their masterpieces.  I really wanted
each child to have their own "row".  The wall was 
plenty big to hang three rows so I decided to just go for it!  
Plus, the hubby and I really enjoy looking at 
their sweet creations so we don't mind that it is so massive! 

Here is what you need for this project:

1 x 8's cut to size (I had mine cut to 5 feet each and the nice man
at Home Depot cut them for me for free)


Sawtooth picture hangers (two for each board)

Clips (I found these magnet clips at Wal-Mart for $1.88 for a pack of 4)

Gorilla Glue

It's all pretty self explanatory!

We gave each board a light sanding on the ends and edges and then
painted them.  (I used some of the Martha Stewart Plumage that I still 
had leftover from the buffet).  Then, attach the sawtooth
hangers on the ends of each board.  Lastly, I glued the magnetic clips right 
onto the boards using Gorilla Glue (super glue).  

Overall, I am so pleased with how this turned out!  It adds lots of color to the room
and it just makes me smile.   I look forward to this evolving and changing 
with the seasons!  

This entire project cost about $18!

You can also see the pillows that my mom and I made!  I am really
thrilled with how they turned out!  
Still on the agenda for this room:

Hang Gallery Wall of Photos 

"Frame" Subway Art

Overall, we are making progress in the family room and I 
hope to have a final reveal soon!
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