Thursday, August 11, 2011

Art, Reframed

Kids (all kids, I think) love to display the things they create. Heck, so do grown-ups! When the boys create something "artsy" they want to show it off. Our walls/fridge have served us well the past year of home schooling, but um, I realized we needed to make different arrangements when Spencer stapled (23 times) to the wall a piece of paper with a tiny bit of art on it.

Don't believe me? Think I'm exaggerating?

Exhibit A:

From August 2011

Overkill much?

So, I started combing the interwebz for options for "kids art displays" many featured frames and clothes pins and other lovely homey type things.

Then the thrift store came to my rescue. What's that? A giant, glass-less frame for 10 dollars? Don't mind if I do! Excuse me? Krylon spray paint? Oh, yes please! Clothes pins? I'll just rob ma clothes line! Wire? Home Depot, you got my back!

And thus the "kid art picture frame" was born. I just painted it, sanded it to make it look less, erm, nice. Cuz really, "nice" doesn't stand a chance around here. And then I attached a picture frame hanging kit three times to the back. It's pretty, and messed up a bit and uneven, and well, exactly as it should be.

Not too shabby. Just shabby enough to fit in around here. I had the boys draw me some stuff to put up for picture taking. They came through... kind of. "This is you when you're angry, Mom," says Henry.

Hmm.

Alas, can't win them all.

Here it is folks: $15 dollars.
From August 2011
Love the shadow-y phone pics. Sigh, my SD card for my camera is MIA.

But, regardless of craptastic photography, I am in LOVE with it. LOVE. 

So, there. Yup, I have no conclusion to this post. 

4 comments:

Lori said...

This is awesome, but not as awesome as Spencer's stapling skillz ... usually less is more, unless of course ... more is MORE!!! ;) I miss you friend!

Lara said...

Great idea! I just did the clothes line thing all the way across the wall in my office. I am really loving the frame idea!

Jen said...

That turned out great! Good idea! We use the fridge for most artwork--only for a while until I toss it and put a new one up though!

Roxie said...

I love walking in to home improvement stores for craft things. I needed wire for a witches hat once and the poor old man at the door greeting people was utterly confused when I told him what I needed the wire for.

That turned out great.

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