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I Redecorated my Kitchen

You know that poem called “When You Thought I Wasn't Looking”? If you don't know it, you should Google it.

Right now. I'll wait.

Many years ago, I scrapbooked a calendar for my mom and my Grandma. The captions for the pictures were the lines from that poem. One of the lines was

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first picture on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

These days, Grace is making lots of art. Grace brings home crafty projects three out of the five days each week, and Joe and I have been sticking them in a drawer or under a magnet on the fridge. Unfortunately, all of the pictures were stuck in the same spot and we couldn't really see them.

We came up with a new plan. We redecorated the kitchen.

Left cabinets

Right cabinets

Everyone who was here on Sunday noticed. How could they not?

Grace hasn't mentioned her art hanging all over the kitchen. I'm not sure if she hasn't noticed or if she didn't think it was worth mentioning.

I think it is worth mentioning. I can't think of a better place to hang her artwork.

I love my new decorations, and I smile each and every time I enter my kitchen. This works for me.

Happily submitted to Works for Me Wednesday

Don't forget to stop back on Thursday for Grace's Kitchen!

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26 thoughts on “I Redecorated my Kitchen”

  1. Hey, those are fun. And what a great way to honor your little one by showing that you value the work she has done.

    But, as a mom of middle schoolers, I gotta warn you (although you might already know) that the artwork will get abundant after a while and you just might not want to save it all.

    What Works For Me is to snap photos of special pieces (as you have done) and save it in the archives that way.

    Another thing we have done is taped together three sides of two pieces of poster board to make an art portfolio. That way, the treasured works that the kids have done through the years are stored there after they’re done being displayed on our walls.

    Enjoy the “Water Color Ponies on your refrigerator door” (ref Wayne Watson song).

    Rebecca in Colorado’s last blog post..Windy Wordless Wednesday

  2. Hey, those are fun. And what a great way to honor your little one by showing that you value the work she has done.

    But, as a mom of middle schoolers, I gotta warn you (although you might already know) that the artwork will get abundant after a while and you just might not want to save it all.

    What Works For Me is to snap photos of special pieces (as you have done) and save it in the archives that way.

    Another thing we have done is taped together three sides of two pieces of poster board to make an art portfolio. That way, the treasured works that the kids have done through the years are stored there after they’re done being displayed on our walls.

    Enjoy the “Water Color Ponies on your refrigerator door” (ref Wayne Watson song).

    Rebecca in Colorado’s last blog post..Windy Wordless Wednesday

  3. Sometimes they don’t mention it. But they still appreciate it. Eventually she’ll start asking for where you can hang the next one. Ask me how I know!

  4. Sometimes they don’t mention it. But they still appreciate it. Eventually she’ll start asking for where you can hang the next one. Ask me how I know!

  5. Love the remodel! I still hang up T’s art with pride – heck he even does! After a while we have had to part with some, but taking photos or scanning them can save a lot. Now the photo books are so inexpensive that you would do one a year or so with several of her artworks to save for when she is an adult.

    Robyns Online World’s last blog post..Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad

  6. Love the remodel! I still hang up T’s art with pride – heck he even does! After a while we have had to part with some, but taking photos or scanning them can save a lot. Now the photo books are so inexpensive that you would do one a year or so with several of her artworks to save for when she is an adult.

    Robyns Online World’s last blog post..Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad

  7. awww that is so sweet. Glad you took photos of all her artwork hanging up.

    I normally choose just a few pieces to frame and hang on the walls as artwork 🙂

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..12- STEP PROGRAM

  8. awww that is so sweet. Glad you took photos of all her artwork hanging up.

    I normally choose just a few pieces to frame and hang on the walls as artwork 🙂

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..12- STEP PROGRAM

  9. Love it! I adore the art my little H does too. We don’t have a spot for it either so I might steal this idea 🙂

    H.E.Eigler’s last blog post..Monday’s Muse – the Blog Meme for Creative Moms

  10. Love it! I adore the art my little H does too. We don’t have a spot for it either so I might steal this idea 🙂

    H.E.Eigler’s last blog post..Monday’s Muse – the Blog Meme for Creative Moms

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