Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wall Easel

I wanted to get my son an art easel for Christmas, but we didn't have room for one:( So as I was searching through the toys on amazon.com, I found this awesome easel that hangs on the wall!
Alex Toys My Wall Easel

It was perfect! {at least the concept was perfect!} I didn't want to spend $50 on it though {I'm too cheap thrifty for that!} and I wasn't in love with the colors.  So I was on the hunt for a picture frame that I could turn into a wall easel. 

I found one at the D.I. for $3, so I just gave it a couple coats of red paint and then painted a piece of wood with chalkboard paint to fit on the inside of the frame.  We used a wooden towel rod to hold the roll of paper, and VOILA, we had our very own wall easel!  I still want to add some straps across the top and bottom with velcro to hold the paper in place. 

{Yikes, I really should have wiped off the sawdust before taking these pics}

At the end of our hallway there is a little nook for the entrance to the cellar. {we rarely use it} We decided that it would be a perfect spot to hang the easel and make a great little art corner!  I plan on sprucing it up some more with a fun vinyl wall saying or something above the easel. 

I also found this canvas organizer at the D.I. which is perfect for holding all of the art supplies. 

Then because we will have lots of artwork, I want to make a display for all of it in the hall.  I found this idea on pinterest and L.O.V.E. it! {it's the blog A Little of This--A Little of That, click on the picture to go to their blog}  I want to do something similar! 

Good idea

Stay tuned for what I come up with, & have a G.R.E.A.T. day!

Linking up to these parties!


Tmuffin.com said...

Stopping by from Made by You Monday...

This is such a great idea! I love the ease of it. And I'm addicted to chalkboard paint... I want to try this! I have a strip for artwork in my house like this. I just painted a piece of lattice strip (1 x 1/4 lumber) the same color as the wall and glued wooden clothes pins to it, then I nailed it to the wall. It's a great way to put up the kids' artwork, and sometimes I hang playsilks or big pieces of craft paper for drawing on it.

Brooke Larsen said...

love your blog! So glad you came and visited! I will make sure I am a follower on my way out!


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Lindsi B said...

Found you on Skip to My Lou. Could you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-8.html

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

So many great ideas here! I love that masterpieces wall, too! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Danielle said...

I am going to featuring you tomorrow afternoon:> Thanks so much for linking up to Making a Gift on the 25th.