Remember my post from a few weeks ago when I was given a large amount of garage sale leftovers for free? One of the items was an old port-a-crib. Ultimately I want to make a coffee table out of it because it is the perfect size without the legs, however for the time being I've used it for another purpose. (That's what you can do with junk, right?)
First, I removed the blue plastic covers from around the top edges. I figured no one in my house would have the urge to gnaw on it any longer. I then removed the legs and set them aside for another project I will post soon.
End result.......an art display unit!
I turned it on it's side to display my girls' art. Anyone that is around small children knows they produce eighty-nine art projects per week. Take that times three and you see my dilemma. I love each piece but it's always been a challenge to display them on a regular basis. This way I can do just that.
I placed the easel in an empty spot in the kitchen between our dinette set and patio doors so it really doesn't take much space away from us. The office binder clips make it easy to switch out artwork.
If I choose to use it in our living room (which doesn't get much use), I can hang "adult" art from it.
It fits in perfectly tucked away in a non-used corner.
Okay, I better go weed out more child's artwork to display. Have a great day!
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