Kids Art Display

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As part of the playroom redo I wanted to a new way to display my kids papers. I get so overwhelmed with all of their creations. I wanted to frame them but wanted them to be easily switched out. I decided to put frames right onto the wall and then add binder clips to the wall also.

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Because I have 3 very rough and tumble boys I really wanted the frames to be really sturdy. I bought my three frames at a local thrift store. I made sure they were real wood. I brought them home and took all fasteners and metal off of them.

I wanted to nail them into the wall so that they would be flush with the wall as much as possible and not rock at all. I found some long nails and then used a drill bit just slightly smaller than the nail width to drill into the frames. I drilled 4 holes into the frame, one in each corner.

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I wanted the nails to be the same color so they would blend in. I poked them into a styrofoam cup so that they would stay upright while I sprayed them.

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Then I sprayed the nails and the frames Rust-Oleum Midnight Blue which is a good navy color. I used a large level and marked a light line along the wall about where the frames would be so that the tops of the frames would all be even. Then I used a smaller level to place on the frame and nailed 1 corner in. Making sure it was still level I nailed the other 3 nails in.

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The nails can be seen up close but from far away they blend in.

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Next I got binder clips as well as screws and anchors so they would be really sturdy.

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I marked the middle of each frame with a light pencil.

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Then I lined the clip up to make sure it was in the right spot.

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Then I drilled into that spot, hammered the anchor in, and then put the clip back up and put the screw in.

It was fast and easy and the boys love it!

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It’s a perfect frame for all of their great creations!

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Lisa

Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

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