With the insanity of Christmas and preparing for house guests, I failed to post that our basement renovation is almost finished! We have beautiful, livable space, and all that’s left ’til this project’s done are some tiny finishing touches (like quarter round in the laundry room, a hand rail down the stairs, etc.). I am planning a “before and after” post soon because I can’t wait for you to see it.
In the meantime, I’ll give a little teaser by showing you what I’ve been working on in the playroom area of the basement. While shopping at Ikea for some toy storage units and nothing else. At all., I spotted the Riktig Curtain Hooks, which are $2.99 for a package of 24. These little pincher clasps are cute, and I grabbed a set because I knew I could use them in some way to display my kids’ art projects in their playroom.
A couple of days later, here’s what I came up with:
This project was super simple and inexpensive, and I love how my kids’ art is prominently featured in their playroom. I also like that their projects added an instantaneous jolt of color to the room.
Here’s how I made this art gallery. . . .
First, I painted four wooden stars with gold acrylic craft paint. Once that dried, I applied a topcoat of Martha Stewart Glitter Paint in Florentine Gold. Michaels has a wide variety of wooden shapes, ranging from circles to squares to letters. You could choose any shape you like and customize with paint to fit your decor.
I hot glued those ribbons to the back of my dry stars.
Then I hung the finished stars and ribbon on the wall with 3M Command Strips. Once that was done, I added my kids’ art to the ribbon with the Riktig Curtain Clips.
The clips are easy to open, so I can add and remove art as new projects find their way into the backpack and/or are created at the kitchen table.
My kids love seeing their work displayed, and I love that there’s some color on that blank wall. My husband loves that the entire thing cost less than $12 to make.
How do you display your kids’ art in your home?