Designing an “Art Wall”

My friend Cherrie has 7 grandchildren who often present her with art work that they have created.  No matter how large her refrigerator was, it would not accommodate such a wealth of talent.  On the enclosed patio, there was a blank wall that was just begging to have some kind of decoration.  Since the family occasions and dinners are often held on the patio, it was a perfect place for the grandchildren’s artwork to be displayed.  That way everybody in the family would have opportunities to appreciate and enjoy the creativity of all of the grandchildren.

In order for the “Art Wall” to be orderly and neat, Cherrie purchased a picture frame for each grandchild that would hold up to a letter sized piece of paper.  The frames can be hung either in landscape or portrait orientation so the art could be created however the grandchild wanted.

After the arrangement of the frames was decided, there was a lot of blank space left over.  The wall measures 115 inches wide by 54 inches tall.  Being a KNK Maxx owner, Cherrie decided that the wall would be a perfect place to add some vinyl sayings around the picture frames.  Using her KNK Studio software, Cherrie laid out the entire wall (yes, you can create a  sign blank that large).  The picture frame spaces were added to the sign blank in their exact positions and the coordinates of the lower left corners were noted to help with positioning them on the wall.  The chosen sayings were created using a variety of fonts and colors to be cut from wall vinyl.  The coordinates for placing the vinyl on the wall were also easily found on the KNK Studio screen taking the guess work out of that.

Here is a photo of the completed wall with artwork in the frames.  Cherrie is a Mickey Mouse fan and the grandchildren are well aware of that.

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The lettering on the corners of the frames is the grandchildren’s names.  Cherrie curved the names around the corner so they would be readable whether the frame was hung in landscape or portrait orientation.  The frames can also be switched around so the latest artwork can be hung in the center position no matter which grandchild created it.

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Here is a screen shot of the file created in KNK Studio to layout this fantastic accomplishment.

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Congratulations, Cherrie!!!  This truly is a work of art in many ways!  Thank you for letting me share it.

6 thoughts on “Designing an “Art Wall”

  1. Very nice idea. Once you become a grandmother your home is filled with pictures of the grands and pictures by the grands!

  2. Fantastic Idea, Cherrie. Thanks for sharing it, Judy. Lots of good ideas with this one.

  3. Fabulous wall! I have a wall crying out for fresh paint and decor – this is a great idea.

  4. This is a fabulous idea and so beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing for all to see, Cherrie & Judy.

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