Kids Artwork Gallery Wall

Kids Art Work Gallery WallMy oldest daughter loves to draw. I love seeing what she draws.  They problem I have encountered though is that she wants to keep every single drawing she does.  Some days she does like a million (well it is more like 5 but those drawings start piling up!) and the fridge can’t hold any more drawings.  We needed a way to appease her desire to showcase the drawings and a way for me to be able to just keep the really special ones.  I put together this gallery wall that has frames with cork inside them.  When I started the project there was going to be a mixture of cork, one mirror, some framed pictures and decor.  Then it morphed into all cork board and one mirror.  I figure that I could put decor or pictures on the cork as well as the kids artwork. I gathered a bunch of picture frames and removed the glass.   I decided to go bold and do a blue gallery wall.

Kids_art_gallery_wall_blue

I spray painted each frame with Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze spray paint and then I glazed them once they were dry.  At first it was really bright for me.  I am a simple decor kinda gal and it was a lot more color than I was used to.  Then it started growing on me and I really like it now. I added some cork cut to size and some sheets of thicker cardboard cut to size behind the cork.  I realized that I probably should have straightened out some of the frames before I photographed them.  It was so hard to get a pic of this though.  It is in the hallway right next to our stairs that go down to the basement.  I was literrally straddling the stairs to get this pic so I took what I could get before I plummeted to my death.   Here is some of the cute art work that is currently on display:

Gallery Wall with Blue Picture Frames

My favorite is this one.  It is a portrait of me.  I had a bun in my hair that day.  So cute!

gallery_wall_self_portraitThe only thing that I would change is I would have more frames that have a large opening.  I only have one that is really big and can fit an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper without it overlapping on the frame.  Otherwise I am loving it and the gallery wall is serving its purpose nicely.

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Comments

  1. Such a sweet idea! and I love the color of the frames, too!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thank you Gretchen! At first it was a little bright for me but I really like the color now. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a fabulous idea!! This looks amazing! I need to do this at my house for sure. Thanks for sharing the idea! Stopping by from TT&J

  3. This is so pretty! My “kids gallery” is on our kitchen/garage door” If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

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