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« on: July 30, 2018 11:59:43 AM »

I suppose this is more of an "ongoing project" rather than completed, but it shall do. Smiley  Our kids are always doodling and painting, so I wanted to give them a space to just create to their hearts' content.  We've had chalkboard walls in the past, but I wanted something a little different.



I wandered around our house looking for THE perfect wall, but nothing was quite clicking. Undecided  I didn't want them to have carpet at their feet with the paint pots & water in use, and I wanted them to be indoors (it gets HOT here in Phoenix summers!), but still have lots of natural light when at all possible.  And then I found it!  We walk by this big old canvas multiple times per day and just never truly saw it. Roll Eyes  It was perfect!  We have a two car garage, but only one car, so it was just space waiting to be loved.



Slapped on two coats of high gloss white paint and it was good to go.  Fortunately, with the aforementioned heat, paint here dries very quickly Cheesy so mr.sweets4ever and I painted after the kids went to sleep one night.  We set out the step stool, paints & water jars and let them discover it the next morning.



They've spent hourrrrs out there.  Painting, singing, dancing.  For now, during the summer, we just close the garage through the afternoon, so mornings & evenings are fresh air and natural light galore.  Once fall, winter & spring are upon us, the door can stay open all day/as they would like.







"The wall" is like a moth to a flame.  If you pass by it, it just calls to you. Cheesy  You feel the NEED to create.



And what a view when we pull into the garage.  That's quite a greeting. Smiley  And it's always changing!



I'm not even sure how the dinosaur got out there recently, but I like it. Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018 12:04:35 PM »

What a welcomed sight! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018 12:15:45 PM »

I would have loved something like this as a kid, but then, what child wouldn't?  It's great that you and your husband are encouraging them to draw/paint on a (specific) wall to allow their imagination/creativity flight!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018 01:02:04 PM »

This is such an enchanting idea with such a fun and beautiful result (in progress)!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018 01:13:28 PM »

That is so awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018 01:18:22 PM »

Cool mom!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018 03:12:31 PM »

Awesome!
Epic!
Just perfect for kids of all ages!

(BTW - I was punished as a 4-year-old for writing my name - a newly acquired skill - on the freshly painted walls.
I think the punishment was more for using my mom's lipstick than the expression of my id/pride.)
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018 08:30:49 AM »

This is all kinds of awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018 11:12:22 AM »

(BTW - I was punished as a 4-year-old for writing my name - a newly acquired skill - on the freshly painted walls.
I think the punishment was more for using my mom's lipstick than the expression of my id/pride.)

Not the lipstick! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2018 11:40:18 AM »

I can imagine their happy, excited faces when they discovered the art wall; it was probably priceless!

That dragon is definitely masterpiece material.
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