Because all of our kids are Picasso’s in the making and because the fridge manufacturers of the world don’t take this into consideration in their designs, I would like to share a few ideas with you on displaying your little cherubs’ masterpieces. Alternatively you can invest in a cold-storage room that should have ample space for the gallery!
For an ever changing canvass, you can’t go wrong with a blackboard application. What kid doesn’t want to draw on the wall? You have to love the practicality of this arrangement, although I am not sure that every kid will put all the pencils back. But it’s still amazing what you can do with some blackboard paint, a couple of other bits and pieces and my all-time essential DIY tool – the staple gun. The pencils and paper are simply being held in place by some elastic that was stapled to a piece of timber, which in turn was screwed to the wall. Since my favourite Swedish home store is not in South Africa, you’ll have to be a bit creative with the paper dispenser. But I suspect that a kitchen roll holder will do just as well.
This combines a blackboard with a gallery wall – makes sense, since your kids can’t reach very high up the wall anyway. Ideally you want to make this a feature wall in your house (you have kids, so you might as well flaunt it!). So instead of hiding it in the bedroom / playroom, utilize any small available wall or even a piece of the corridor for your kids to show off their talents. Unless they really are terribly ungifted, but I highly doubt that.