finishing and decorating a kid-friendly home
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How do you finish the interior of the home in which small children live without having to worry about what they are doing every second of the day? Can you finish the floors and the walls with materials that will withstand the abuse they will put it through and decorate in a way that will not put the kids in danger? Our blog is all about finishing and decorating a home that is kid-friendly. You will learn the best materials to use, the best types of paint, the easiest colors to work with and ideas to help you decorate without as much concern.


finishing and decorating a kid-friendly home

Displaying Your Grandchild's Artwork In Custom Picture Frames

Sally Horton

If your grandchild routinely mails you artwork they do in their spare time, you are likely to be proud of their creativity. Displaying pieces you receive is a great way to look back at their handiwork as they grow. Here are some unique picture framing ideas you can use to make your grandchild's artwork stand out so it can be appreciated by all who see it.

Consider Using Tokens Of Nearby Attractions

One way to make artwork pop is with the addition of physical items to adorn the artwork you had received. If you had been mailed a seascape picture, for example, consider gluing shells, small starfish, or coral pieces directly to the frame that holds the artwork inside. If you receive a picture of a school scene, add pencils, crayons, and stickers of apples or geometric shapes to the frame. This is a fun way to showcase your grandchild's work in a manner sure to make people stop to take a closer look at the contents inside of the frame.

Use A Collage Technique To Show Your Grandchild's Age

After you receive a new piece of artwork, make photocopies of some current pictures of your grandchild to use to decorate the frame you intend using. Glue each photograph in a haphazard fashion directly to the frame, making sure they overlap as you do so. Use a clear polish made to preserve photographs when used in a collage form. This will protect your grandchild's images and will make it easy for you to determine when they had done the artwork.

Add Blurbs Of Text To Your Picture Frame

If your grandchild has written you letters in the past in addition to sending you artwork, their words can be transferred to a picture frame so you can reflect upon them whenever you wish. Make a photocopy of one of the letters mailed to you. Purchase a piece of carbon paper and place it on the edge of your picture frame. Place the photo-copied letter over the carbon paper. Trace your grandchild's words using a pen. The carbon paper will transfer their handwriting to your picture frame. Afterward, use colored paint to trace over the words once again. A light-colored paint can be used on a dark frame to make the words project nicely. Afterward, use a clear coat of paint to protect the words from becoming peeled or scratched from normal wear and tear.