House For Six

Kids Art Gallery From Dollar Store Frames

Deme Crinion1 Comment
It's been over a month since we painted the navy accent walls in our living/dining room and up to now they've sat tall and empty.  In our last home we make a not-so-serious kid's art gallery out of dollar store frames for the dining room.  I pulled this pic from our home tour page....
kids art gallery using dollar store frames
We grabbed a handful of "fancy" frames in different finishes from the Dollar Tree, removed the glass, and gave them all a coat of glossy white spray paint.  We affixed some paper clips to the frames that could hold the kids art work, and called it done! 

It was a fun and simple way to display the kids' projects and keep the dining room from feeling too stuffy.  Formal is not the way our family rolls on the day-to-day, so adding a little charm and whimsy to our formal spaces helps them from taking themselves too seriously.

I wanted to bring the frames back to our new dining space but the taller ceilings called for a switch up in the layout.   Some tweaks to the grouping and we now have ourselves a new and improved art gallery wall.
kids art gallery using dollar store frames

Some of the paper clips snapped off in the move, so we decided to go with washi tape and mounted the pictures directly onto the wall.
kids art gallery using dollar store frames

kids art gallery using dollar store frames

Thanks to this ridiculous winter, we gathered quite the collection of board games.  Our family likes to play here at the table or at the couch.  So, keeping the games out and accessible made sense for us. 
kids art gallery using dollar store frames
 Our current favorites are on top and others are stored in the buffet.

kids art gallery using dollar store frames

The small bowl next to the pitcher holds some of our card games and decks. 
kids art gallery using dollar store frames

We're all about making this house work for our family.  There are no rules about what can't or should go in your dining room.  Some spaces will be formal and others not-so much.  We still have some other blank walls to address in this room, and by the time we're done I hope we have a nice mix of classic meets fun.

How do you display your kid's art?  Do you prefer a formal dining room or casual spaces? 


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