Kids’ Art Turned Window Treatment {my brilliant friends week}

I have had so much fun sharing posts this week featuring my brilliant friends! I continue to be inspired and amazed by their creativity and ingenuity!

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Although I’m sad to see this week end, I am thrilled to share one more great idea, today from my friend Terra.

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She and her husband have four boys, age 5 and under (the fourth is due in early July), and she makes mothering look effortless.

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I have never seen her get flustered. I’ve never seen her without a sincere smile. She has a gift for remaining calm and even while the mayhem inherent in little boys swirls around her. She is an inspiration to me!

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:25-30).

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She clearly loves her family and expresses it in her actions as well as her decorating. [Above is her boys’ playroom gallery wall.]

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So when I walked into her kitchen one day to find this, I shouldn’t have been surprised.

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Terra has a interchangeable kids’ art “window treatment” to display her boys’ artwork. This is brilliant! Not only does it allow her to hang LOTS of art (I mean seriously, your fridge door can only take so much!), but it automatically stays in season. In the fall, there are lots of browns and reds, oranges and yellows… At Christmas lots of reds and greens… Through winter, plenty of blues and whites… And come spring, she always has plenty of flowers in bloom up there.

Genius, right? It’s simply a curtain rod with drapery ring clips.

Of course, you could always do it on a wall rather than over a window. I can see it now: three rods stacked one over the other spaced about 18-24″ apart, one rod each for my kids’ artwork! AWESOME! And I love that the art is all changeable!

[Great idea, Terra! Thank you so much for letting me share this!]

Does your kids’ art go straight in the dustbin or does it earn a place of honor (at least for a while) in your home? How do you display it? Do tell!


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LINK Kids’ Art + God’s Word {simple DIY keepsake canvas}

LINK easy humongous diy french memo board {on the cheap}


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