Our house needs a lot of work and since I've been either pregnant or caring for a newborn, a lot of projects have been put on hold. Now that Evelyn just had her first birthday, I finally feel like I have a little time to start working on our house renovations. Evelyn's first birthday party was a catalyst to get a few easy projects out of the way over the last few weeks. It was fun to hear everyone's reactions to the few things we have done and has motivated me to start planning my next project.
Now I'm ready! To bring the paint job up to date, I painted the trim chocolate brown. The Chinese calendar was drop-kicked to the curb and I'm creating an art gallery for Elsie and Evie's artwork.
To begin, I combed the local Good Will stores and bought 5 big picture frames. I purchased brown spray paint, teal and chocolate fabric, magnetic clips and a few accent pieces from a home decor store.
I cut the fabric to fit in the frames by laying the cardboard on the fabric and cutting 2 inches from the edge of the cardboard. Then, I took my glue gun and glued the fabric to the cardboard, pulling tight as I glued.
Then, I arranged them on the wall with the other decor pieces I purchased. With the brown trim, at least one wall of my kitchen looks great...and Elsie was very proud to hang up her first picture on the wall. I think this is a great way to incorporate my children's artwork into my kitchen without papering my fridge.