Happy happy joy joy! The artwork hangers are now up in the playroom and Ree (art on the left) and Ro (art on the right) are THRILLED. They had such a ball looking through their archive boxes and deciding exactly what they wanted to hang tonight.
Here’s a close-up of the wire holders (which are wire curtain rods from Ikea) coming out from the wall. We anchored these into studs, but I’m guessing there’s still a high probability that they’re not twinado-proof and will need repair soon. We told Ro and Ree that there is absolutely no climbing on, hanging from, or tying sister to these wires. Yeah... We’ll see... Their choice of destructive method will probably come out of left field and be cunning in a way we can’t have even imagined yet:
When the girls create new artwork, they’ll decide which older masterpieces are taken down and put in the filing box and we’ll hang the new pieces. We all love this so much. Before, we were always trying to avoid being buried alive under the freaking paper avalanche. (You know what I mean, right?) So we’d glance at something quickly and then it would get filed away with no love and no attention. Now we’re all set up to heap adoration on the artists and the masterpieces. As it should be.
Huge thanks to my folks for coming over and painstakingly hanging the new wires -- TubaDad’s at a concert this week and there is no possible way I could have done this myself. Not in a million years. And thanks to Pinterest, from whence all good ideas (like this one) come.
Where to get it: The wire and corner pieces are packaged as Ikea’s Dignitet curtain wire kit. You can make the wires as long or as short as you want. Each kit was $12.99, and we used three of them. You’ll need your own screws. We also got two of the Dignitet fastener kits for $4.99 each, which had 24 clips each. These items are only available for sale in Ikea stores (in the curtain-rod sections) and are not sold online.
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