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 found this idea from Sarah over at A Little Of This, A Little of That several weeks ago.
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)
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!