I needed a place to showcase the girls art work besides the fridge. They bring home so many things each day I felt bad having to remove some of the ones they were most proud of so quickly. Plus my fridge is OVER FLOWING with all of it! So I decided to make a gallery wall for them in the stair way to the basement. Its still a bit of a work in progress but I wanted to share it with you anyway : )
The first thing I did was to ad a fake chair rail stripe with paint. It helped give the stairway a more homey felling & finished look. I’ll post about that next week : D
For the frames…..
I kept this “frames” simple & playful. It made the project go so much faster as well. All you need is a 8 x 10 frame, level, pencil, and white paint.
First hold the frame on the wall where you’d like the frame to be. Use your level to make sure it’s straight. Now with the pencil trace around the entire frame, inside & out. I made my frames portrait size and landscape so I could place either kind of art in it.
Once you’ve finished tracing the amount of frames you want on the wall, your ready to paint. Using a small foam brush & white paint, I slowly brushed it on between the lines.
As I got close to the pencil marks I began to go over them slightly with the paint. This gave the frames more depth. The pencil actually shaded the paint color as well in spots.
Once dry, I started to hang up the girls art work. This is the most fun part of the project. They had a blast deciding what the wanted to show case!
Using some sticky wall tacky to hang it up .....heres whats up so far....
I have only completed the 2 side walls so far & I'm working on the lower walls later this week. There should definitely be enough space for all their favorites!!