Isla is a prolific painter at school. The easel is definitely one of her favorite things and we have the paintings to prove it. She’s always so proud and I hate to throw them away, but I also didn’t really have a good place to put them.
I’ve seen a few pictures of people using clipboards to easily change out paintings. I liked the idea of being able to easily switch them out, but one clipboard didn’t seem like enough. I was making the growth chart about this same time and I knew I wanted both of these things to be on the same gallery wall, which got me thinking to do another board the same length as the growth chart to give the wall some balance.
black frames // organizer (Home Goods) // white frame (Home Goods)
I got a board that was equal in length to the growth chart and used the same Minwax dark walnut stain. Then I found these and spaced them evenly along the board. AJ put the screw in through the hole of the clip so that they were semi hidden.
I think this piece adds balance to the gallery wall and makes another really functional element to our mudroom area. Isla has a place to display her masterpieces and we also use the clips for loose papers we need to remember to grab on our way out the door.