I love decorating the house, but I don’t love spending outrageous amounts of money on someone else’s perception of “art”. I choose to decorate my home mainly with pictures, homemade artwork, and items that I find on sale. If I had all the money in the world, sure, I would feel okay dropping a few hundred dollars on a painting, but that isn’t where I am in my life right now! Therefore, I have to get creative on displaying toddler artwork at home.
One day, I finally got brave enough to let my daughter fingerpaint! Of course she made a mess, but it was a beautiful mess of different colors and images that I was very proud of.
So proud, that I wanted to display it right away, but how?
Normally, I hang artwork with a fancy chip clip on our fridge that is already covered in bills, invites, and calendars. Classy, huh?
Then, I ran into Michaels and found out they were offering an amazing frame sale where I could buy 3 frames for the price of 1! I had three paintings to frame. It was meant to be!
I went with white frames because I think they look sharp and clean. I love that by framing her first finger painting pieces that it will preserve this memory and decorate my boring walls as the same time.
To some people it may just look like a lazy way to decorate one’s blank walls, but to me, I smile every time I look at them – especially the purple painting where her little hand is in clear sight. Those hands won’t always be so small and I am soaking up every minute that I have and proud of it!
A house will always be a house, but it’s the unique qualities inside that truly makes a house feel like home.
How do you display your child’s artwork?