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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.

Dining room before

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.Dining room 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!Dining room after

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!

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  1. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    27th October 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I love the idea to have a gallery of your kids’ art work. This is great centered with a mirror. Love this idea. I am a pinterest fan too on these kitchen looks. A girl can dream but love what you have done. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round up and hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. #sharewithme

    1. Becky Pink

      27th October 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Jenny, I’m so glad you like it! And yes I love your blog hop, such a great variety of posts to read. Xx

  2. optrixxaris1

    21st October 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I have yet to do something like this. I had been thinking along the lines of clip frames but we shall see. #sharewithme

  3. Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    20th September 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This is SUCH a lovely idea!!! Just gorgeous. Amazing how such a little thing can make the world of difference. From messy to gallery with just a few little pegs! Fab 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us at #HomeEtc — hope to see you next week xx

    1. Becky Pink

      20th September 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks Caro! Yes I’ll see you next week xx

  4. sabrina

    17th September 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Aw it looks lovely, like a home. It’s lovely having childrens art around. We’ve got one blu-tacked on our living room door. We haven’t got much art yet as the boy is not a school yet, but when he does, I’ll be sure to get some clothes pegs and washi tape! Sabrina xx #HomeEtc

    1. Becky Pink

      17th September 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks Sabrina, I need to have a sort out really as they make new things pretty much every day! So it’s getting all cluttered again… X

  5. Angela M (@daisyangel1)

    23rd August 2015 at 11:54 am

    what a fab idea and practical too, a great way to use clothes pegs!


    1. Becky Pink

      23rd August 2015 at 11:56 am

      Thank you Angela, it’s super quick as well! X

  6. Annie B

    21st August 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I love this idea. I need to get myself some washi tape! I have pinned a few ideas for displaying the Little B’s art, one of which uses this idea but within frames i.e. a peg on a piece of wire along the top inside edge. Thanks for linking up to #MakingHome this week x

    1. Becky Pink

      21st August 2015 at 9:23 pm

      I have so much washi tape – it’s addictive, be careful! X

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