Monday, September 6, 2010

Displaying Children’s Artwork

If you have kiddos in your life, chances are you have loads of masterpieces around your house. I typically find a new one on the fridge about once a day. My middle daughter below, working on the next installment, makes sure I never run out of frame-worthy creations to display. Unfortunately, I have run out of fridge space for these creations.
So I decided to dedicate a wall in our kitchen to their creations. To get us started we studied Van Gogh and then, using some of his techniques we made our own sunflower paintings. I thought this would be a happy transition from summer to fall around here.
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I picked up some frames from Goodwill and gave them all a good blast of white spray paint, then rubbed over them with some brown acrylic paint to make them look older and worn.
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And then they all got hung together in a happy, but random guess as I go arrangement.
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And the kids artwork is up for everyone to see and admire-I think it looks pretty good. Here’s the run down, from left to right: Sunflower on left is my work, splotchy watercolor and splotchy sunflower on top are Aida’s, apples in the middle, bottom are Levi’s and sunflowers on the right are Cayden’s.
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Do you display your kid’s artwork, or the artwork of the kid’s in your life? It’s a great way to add personality to your home, and adds a special touch of lovely to our home.
I'm sharing with Heather at Blessed Little Nest today, head over to see how others are making life lovely.

5 comments:

  1. We too display and do art a lot! It is fun to see that you paint with your children too-

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  2. looks great - the coordinating color of the frames really brings them all together!

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  3. I love them framed! You have some talented little artists! We display art in our loft... but I like the idea of framing in the kitchen! my house is lacking art! ;) visiting from Heathers!

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  4. These look great! I love how you converted the frames. What a creative lady you are!

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