Hank’s Art Gallery Wall

I love the idea of a gallery wall (inspiration here and here) so I created a mini one in Hank’s room after a morning of water coloring.
We’ve been doing a lot of art projects lately and water coloring is one of his new favorites. I can always judge how much he likes an activity by the length of the tantrum he throws when it has to end. This one was twenty minutes plus.
He prefers the pointillism technique

After exhausting himself with the tantrum he fell fast asleep for his nap and then I got to work. I took these small, old thrifted frames (cost me less than $10)
And spray painted them gold ($4)
Then I cut his paintings down to size and hung them when he got up.
It’ll be easy to switch out the paintings with new ones whenever we’d like, or add new frames to the mix. Hank is very proud of his gallery wall. I like how it turned out and am hoping to keep it up through the years.

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I really love this! Such a great way to display your child's art!

frames were found at a thrift store and then I spray painted them gold

Wow, so inspiring! This was just featured in AT's Oh dee doh. Congrats!

"I can always judge how much he likes an activity by the length of the tantrum he throws when it has to end." In almost seven years of motherhood, it has never once occurred to me to view my son's tantrums in this way. Thanks! Also, very cute project. I always forget about spray paint, duh. I've been hunting for white picture frames for six months with close to zero luck.

I love that he gets his own wall. Does he come back to look at it? I bet he does. How sweet! And as his skills get better, so will the wall. I'm putting this in my "when I'm a mommy someday" folder 🙂

this looks great! love that entire space…love.it.hank looks just like you 😉

adorable art, adorable boy..but my question is about the little bertoia chairs, I remember you posting about them, do you like them? I'm thinking of getting a pair for my kids' table.

I absolutely love this idea! I had been wanting to do something similar for a while but wasn't ready to go out and invest in a bunch of new frames. Brilliant, thrift and paint!

That is such a great idea! Minimalist but still displays his work! Super cute!

I absolutely adore this and look forward to making one for my son when he gets a bit older. thanks for the super sweet idea!

This has been on my to-do list for awhile. Thanks for giving me a lookey at how you did it. I am no inspired (rather than intimidated) to give it a go!

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