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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kids' Art Gallery Wall...

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This is a project that I have been working on for a few months.
I 've been collecting my children's art from closets and rubbermaid totes in the hopes of creating an 'art gallery' in our lower level family room.
I have been gathering up any frame not is use from around the house and snapping up any frames I could find on sale for $7.00 or less.
The images below are but a few that have inspired me to create this project.
I love the eclectic look of the different frames, mismatched frame colours, textures and variety of pictures.
I think it adds wonderful personality.


I chose my children's art because I am all about 'living with what you love'.
My children have created some really fabulous pieces of art at school over
the course of their elementary school years.
Two of these creations were created by my son and daughter as far back as 2003
 when my son was only 2 years old and did a colourful picture (scribble) for Mommy.
I could not purchase anything that I would love half as much as these creations.
I am really pleased with how this wall turned out.
It adds some much-needed fun & personality to the room.
In the right corner, you can see the handle of the tread mill...just keeping it real here. This room is totally multi-functional with a TV, sofas, games table, & tread mill along with my newly created 'art gallery'.
The good new is that I only managed to break two of the glass inserts while I was hanging everything.
One frame bit the dust when I stepped on it.
Another fell off the wall and smashed while I was hammering a nail for another.
Ooopsie!

Thank you so much for visiting me!

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45 comments:

Kristine said...

I LOVE IT!!! What an awesome idea! I might just have to do this....Just not sure which wall to use. Thanks for sharing.

sandra said...

oops not white frameless

Pam said...

I'm all about color and showcasing your kids creativeness in this way is a top shelf thing for a mom to do. I think it turned out every bit as well as the pics that inspired you.

Meg said...

It DOES look great! I just finished a wall kinda like that, myself! I love all the color on yours, though! Great job!

http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/05/family-room-wall-re-do.html

LesleySW said...

I really think it looks fantastic. Great job.

meeks said...

What awesome artist you have in your home!! I just love this idea! I have a few big walls that I now know what to do with!Thank you!!!

I would love to feature your art display on "5 Great Finds" next week. Would I be able to include a photo of the art wall to go with the link back to this post?

Many thanks!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I love how your wall turned out. I always love going to my daughters' school's art show. So many talented young artists!

Atticmag said...

It's a great wall and I think it's wonderful to show off the art your children make. They must be thrilled. Jane

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

This is something I definitely want to do when I have kids. Sometimes art groupings don't have much meaning, but are pretty nonetheless. This one you created has tons of meaning and I'm sure puts a smile on everyone's face that walks by. Plus - it's gorgeous with all the colors and incredibly fun to look at!

Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

Hello sweet Angie - I am a new follower of your blog via The Inspired Room! I really like the way you've displayed your children's artwork! You've inspired me.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Centsational Girl said...

That looks so fantastic ! How resourceful you are ! All children are artists just like Picasso said, your children's work is beautiful ! Love the wall color, what is it ?

xo
Kate

eddieross said...

So personal and beautiful!

Eddie + Jaithan

Valerie said...

Wow, that's so beautiful and touching! It looks amazing. Great job!

xo
Valerie

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

oh my gosh this is so spectacular. so so wonderful. :)

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

This came out great! Really well done.

Bromeliad said...

What a great way to feature kid art. It's both personal/sentimental and hip looking.

Tam said...

I love it! I bet the kids do too! I have three frames above our fireplace with the boys art, I change the art every now and then. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Grace said...

I love your art gallery - such great colours and fantastic memories. I may have to borrow that idea.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Totally LOVE this wall and the great primary colors are wonderful! Your kids will remember how you made their art a centerpiece in your home.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I am working on just the same thing. I am slowly collecting their art work and frames in order to group them up my stairwell ( I have a large space to cover)

Yours is beautiful. Well put together! I love framing my kids art work, makes them feel special.

Melissa said...

Oh, I looooooooooove it! It is absolutely PERFECT.

Kansas Amy said...

What a wonderful wall! Great job! Your newest follower.

DShep said...

Very well done. I am impressed by your creativity.

this blessed nest said...

it looks so GOOD!

just like your inspiration photos! love everything about this!

i am so going to do this. i love to decorate with my kids' thoughts in mind. it's one of my favorite things to do!

kellie

LaVonne said...

I really love it. I am going to have to start saving my 2 year old's art work. ;)

Cha Cha said...

Love, Love, Love this. You get my heart on this, Decorate with what you love and what could a mom love more than her kids art work. I am working on a wall like this in my bedroom but I am far off from having it ready but you have inspired me to push harder to get it done. Thank you for linking up with Sentimental Sunday today and for the inspiration, hope you link up next week.

Blessings,
Cha Cha

The Pennington Point said...

This is so fantastic...I can't tell you how it warmed my heart. Of course, if I tried to hang my kids' art you'd be staring at that wall of quickly scratched out pencil sketches and wondering, "What was that lady thinking when she actually spent good money on frames for these messes?" LOL! Lisa~

Kim said...

This is PERFECT!!! I have three little ones and they are constantly creating. You are my inspiration for creating a similar wall. I love it!

Chrissie said...

I love your wonderful art gallery. It is beautiful, colorful and special. You did a fantastic job!

mel@livvyloowho said...

It looks great! I love it!

Jenny said...

This looks wonderful - - love it!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

That looks awesome!!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Beautiful! I am planning on doing the same thing up our stairwell! I have been collecting frames and want to mix photos of the kids with their artwork!

radn said...

What a beautiful art gallery wall!

Megan said...

I just found your blog and have been enjoying your posts. This one caught my attention because I just finished up my degree to become an art teacher. After working with a bunch of kids and telling them they should be proud of their work and hang it up at home, only to find out that many of them have parents that throw things away, it is nice to see that some parents out there don't do that! I look forward to when my daughter is old enough to create art on her own. She's at the scribble age (18 months) and although I love it, I look forward to the days that there might be objects in her artwork and she can tell me about it. I have been wanting to make an art wall in my house but just can't think of where... now I have some inspiration and see if I can find one in time for her to have a spot some day!

Sally said...

Love this. This is going in the idea file! :)

Puanani503 said...

I love that you frame your children's art!! I'm now looking for my children's art pictures..

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

This is so beautiful and sweet! I really love it.

Margo said...

I LOVE this! I am needing inspiration for my kid's play area, and this is it.

Susan Hill said...

I love, LOVE this! I have saved our kids artwork for the last few years and told them this was exactly what I wanted to do. I thought I needed to have all the same frames {so I was waiting till I had the money} but...I love this idea. Yay! I will start a whatever-works frame-search now.

redfly said...

I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. Going to be using this in our new library or upstairs living room.

melissa
redflycreations.blogspot.com

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Kelly said...

I love the mix of frames and handmade art. I have the perfect large wall for this right between the doors to the kid's rooms! I was thinking of having a chore chart on that wall, and surrounding the chore chart with their artwork would be perfect!

Kelly
www.kellyboettcher.com

Annie1 said...

What a stunning wall! I love it and think I will create my own with my grandkids art work!

Anne Taylor

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