I woke up one morning and decided that the playroom needed some work. It looked more like a room crammed full of toys than a playroom. It just looked junky and not kid friendly. I wanted something more organized, everything divided into groups. Kitchen stuff in one place, blocks in another. No more digging through 5 toy boxes to find the one missing piece to a game.
I spent the day cleaning, organizing and tossing broken toys. Everything had a place and it looked so neat, but still not like a playroom. It now looked like an organized room full of toys. I still couldn't figure out what would make it more kid friendly.
I sat down and turned to Pinterest..Pinterest always has the answer. I went through pages and pages of playroom photos. I was not in the mood to start a big project so painting was out. I finally found a pin that I loved, a playroom that was decorated with the kid's art work. I had several of their painting framed and hanging in the playroom but it just wasn't the look I wanted. I wanted something "kid" looking and I finally found it.
Simple right? Even I can paint a board and hot glue some clothes pins to it. I dug around and found a few pieces of molding, clothes pins and some left over paint from other projects. I would have preferred that the boards be bigger...maybe like a 2x4, but I didn't have any around the house and I was not about to go anywhere. I spray painted a light coat of paint on all of the boards and clothes pins. I did a different color on each. I didn't use a lot of paint because I like that the wood grain still shows through the paint. Once it all dried, I hot glued the clothes pins on the boards and hung them all up.
I'm not creative and I have NO crafts skills but I managed to make this and I think it turned out ok. I think it's a cute and simple way to display the kid's masterpieces. It's so much easier to update than removing frames and changing out photos. I can remove all of the paintings and add new ones in just a few seconds.
I love finding simply craft projects that even I can't mess up. What's your favorite simple project?