My son’s room hosts three, yes three, IKEA desks – and not because he’s a homework lover, but only because there is nowhere else to place those desks (in our old house they used to be in three different rooms). I also had to fill this long-long-long wall in his room with some furniture – which I didn’t have – so the IKEA desks worked out perfectly.
Now, the wall above the desks is left not only with a white canvas, but also me and my strikingly small, that is non-existent, collection of artwork.
Luckily, I found these frames at a garage sale about two weeks ago. I got all five frames for $5!
All frames were in different sizes, colors, materials. I brought them home, added a couple of others that I already had, spray painted them all in gray and only one in bright red, for color. I went through my son’s artwork that I’ve collected over the school years, and picked the ones representative of each era, framed them, and voila!
A couple of tricks to share:
Before hanging them, I laid them on a flat surface and moved them around a few times to find out how I liked them best. I took a picture and started by hanging the middle one first. With the picture on my phone, I was able to hang the other ones around.
This one came with no glass. No worries! I taped the picture with double-sided tape directly on the wall, in the middle of the frame.
And this wonderful piece of art was too small for the frame. I didn’t have anything to use as a border, so I just added some yellow wrapping paper!