so my fridge.
It was verrrrry slowly getting overtaken with kids pictures. and while i entirely encourage creativity…It was a bit much. and the garbage was underneath and if anyone bumped anything–it would fall into the garbage.
and i said enough is enough and decided to a make a designated spot for it all…
It leads down the hallway into my craft room…and my daughter’s room…and the bathroom.
I started with newspapers cut to the frames size and taped them up so i could get a placement idea….because the house still had the new feeling where I couldn’t just put holes in the wall willy nilly (i’m over it now!)
and then I slowly over like two months added and subtracted crap until I found the perfect arrangement.
i was originally going to hang a curtain rod with clippies on it…(clippies not being the official title)
much like this one
but then i found a straight board….and i knew i had clothespins..and free can’t beat anything in my book. so the board got painted…..and the clothespins got spray painted all different colors.
and just hot glued them to the board.
I made a giant pencil…just a piece of wood that i cut off the ends to make a point and painted
looks so fun on the wall!
and added some vinyl to an arch…EDITED TO ADD: So many questions about this arch. It is just one piece of wood my husband cut out and I hand painted to look like this! I added vinyl from Expressions Vinyl! You can check out the how to vinyl HERE!
in short…this project cost me some paint. I reused the frames i already had (some got spray painted) and I filled the frames with my kids artwork
and some free prints (I printed a few from costco…and the giant creativity is intelligence is from HERE and i got it printed off at staples as an engineering print for $1.80.
so really…five bucks was the most i spend.
if you don’t include time. i hemmed and hawed over it entirely to long. but good thing bloggers don’t get paid by the hour.
here is the view from my daughter’s room
and the view from the kitchen.
(i spy with my little eye my husbands feet…)
here’s some pictures i took in case you want to use them
(and remember my post about art quotes!!!)