Back in August I found this fancy little gem at Goodwill for $5.
I'd originally thought it could be my chalkboard, but the picture itself was basically painted on cardboard and it was badly warped. So I took it apart, painted the frame black, slapped some new picture hangers on the back and this weekend I finally got it hung. It's taken me six weeks, which in Kira-land is a relatively short amount of time.
I went back and forth about what I wanted to hang inside the frame, but finally decided on just making it a little art gallery. A couple of eye hooks and some picture wire took me about five minutes to rig up.
And now I have a fun little place to display.... stuff.
Stuff such as scrapbook layouts just languishing away in an album.
Or maybe some of my kids most recent masterpieces. Haydn's going through a dragon phase.
This was a scrapbook layout I did forever ago for a contest at My Kits and Pieces. The pictures are of my grandmother holding my mom as a baby, my mother holding me, and me holding Rowan. It has meaning to me and I've been waiting a few years to find the right way to display it.
I haven't scrapped in forever and this post makes me want to dig out my supplies and make a big mess.
But instead, I'm going to keep chipping away at the unfinished projects I already have going and post about them. Yay me for finishing something I started!
Just goes to show, one man's trash:
Can be another man's treasure. Thanks Goodwill!
If you want to see some more fun ideas for displaying children's artwork, check out this post at I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar. I laughed a little bit because I found it AFTER I wrote this post, and saw that a lot of people had this idea before me, and did it a little better heehee. Se La Vie!