Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Our Art Wall

We have an art wall in our house. Being the daughter of a professional artist and art teacher, and my kids having a Grandpa who is an artist, we do a lot of art at our house. When we first moved in we had an empty wall in our downstairs hallway that I did not know what to do with. Then I got to thinking, with 4 creative kids we have lots of projects, pictures, paintings, and my fridge just isn't big enough, so I decided to dedicate that hallway wall as "The ART Wall." I found the wooden letters at a Wal-mart, painted them, hung them up, and the wall has been full ever since. We just use masking tape to hold the pictures up, but my sister-in-law told me about some kind of magnetic paint you can get now??!! How cool does that sound? You just paint the wall with the magnetic paint, and then paint over with the color you want on your wall. Cool, huh? I haven't gotten up the energy to repaint yet, but maybe someday. . .I think it is an awesome idea.
When the kids bring home new stuff, it replaces their older stuff on the art wall. Then, to avoid even more clutter I (try to remember to) take a picture of each kid with their art so we have a record of it just in case the actual art piece doesn't make it through the years, or through Mom's frequent de-cluttering episodes. This works well for us and helps us maintain just the average amount of art clutter instead of the colossal amount that we would normally have :)


  1. Sounds like a great idea, Jennifer. I really enjoy your blog. Deanna H.

  2. Wow Jen! I love this idea. LOVE IT!! I have a few walls I've been trying to figure out how to design. I love this. Must make serious mental note to show Greg.