Easy peasy dining room ‘art gallery’
One day, I’d like our kitchen/diner to be elegant and sophisticated, a bit like these pictures I found on Pinterest.
But for now, I just need it to be functional and fun. We have so many little hand prints behind Thea’s high chair, it’s clearly not worth doing anything fancy for at least ten years.
We’ve been haphazardly white tacking Ava and Thea’s pictures to the wall but it was getting really messy and I kind of felt like the walls were closing in on us. Plus, Ava’s ‘Santa’ was starting to really creep me out.
But I like having their pictures up, and I love the girls’ looks of pride when I put them on display.
So I used some clothes pegs, washi tape and white tack to try and make the space look a little more ‘curated’ at least!
I just picked my favourite shades of washi tape (I chose plain as a pattern would have been way too busy) and wrapped them around the front of some clothes pegs, leaving enough at each end so it wouldn’t unravel. Then I stuck on some white tack and arranged them on the wall.
I found this mirror in a charity shop for £6. I had intended to hang it above the bath, but the chain didn’t look very sturdy, and I didn’t want it to fall off and ruin our new bathroom, so I hung it here temporarily, and think it looks nice.
Next I just picked my favourite pictures and trimmed them down a bit if they were very big, or had space around them. I ‘retired’ Santa and the other Christmas ones to a drawer. I’m keeping them, don’t worry!
Now, when the girls come home clutching a new creation, I can easily swap out an old picture to replace. Admittedly, it still looks a little messy but I think it’s an improvement!
Do you have any tips for displaying children’s art work? I’d love to hear them!