The Best Art Evah!

Really, what art is better than the art your kids (or grandkids) make?
Sometimes the projects that come home from school are truly amazing, 
and I always feel so guilty putting them away into a box.
I especially love the self-portraits!  Seriously, is there anything more funny than these!?
So I decided to start an art gallery in our upstairs hallway, for only art from the kids!
They feel so proud to see their works of art up on display!

Here’s How-To

In my ongoing quest to shop around my own home, I gathered up some old frames from the basement, gave them a fresh coat of spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum’s glossy aqua spray paint).  Then I dug through the multitude of art projects that have accumulated over the years (there is so much stuff!  How can one possibly keep it all!?) and put them in the frames!

It will be so fun to watch this gallery grow over the years and change as they age!  Teardrop.

Do you gallery?

Lovely Linking:
Tip Junkie, Polly Want a Crafter?, Embellishing Life, Homemaker on a Dime, Blue Cricket Design, Someday Crafts

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  • Reply Alana of Taylor Made Home May 24, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    I do not have a gallery wall yet but I want one (or two, or three). Yours loooks great! Your kiddos are great little artists.

  • Reply Ali Richardson May 24, 2011 at 4:04 AM

    This is seriously adorable!!!

  • Reply Melissa May 24, 2011 at 5:47 AM

    Great idea! I used to just tack the pictures on a wall and some on the fridge, but it started taking over. I might add this to my list of projects. I’m following you on Google and FB now. I saw you at Polly Want a Crafter?’s blog hop.

  • Reply EastCoastMommy May 24, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Love this idea! I just wrote a blog about ways to organize art projects. Check it out:

  • Reply Rust-Oleum Scott May 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Jo-Anna, what a creative way to use spray paint and feature your children’s artwork. Very nice! Thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to complete this project.

  • Reply May 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    This is so cute! And such a neat keepsake too. I’m sure the kids will love to see their art work so proudly displayed on the walls too.

    Star Hughes Living

  • Reply SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime May 26, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Linking this up with us plus the antipasto skewers made the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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