It's kind of a big deal to me because in our old house you entered right smack into the living room. When we were house hunting this time one of my high-up-there-wish-list-items was to have some type of foyer. I have 5 kids so yeah, prioritizing more bedrooms and bathrooms would make sense, but the heart wants what it wants (like I would maybe have given up an extra bedroom for that foyer) Anyway, I'm trying to decorate it now...without spending money. Ok, so a little bit of money-- $15.00 worth of thrift store frames filled with free art courtesy of my kids. Originally my thought was to paint all the frames a glossy white or black, but I'm enjoying them this way at least for now.
And how great is kids' art? Vibrant, whimsical, and utterly unselfconscious. I like giving those qualities pride of place in the entry. So here are the before and afters:
|One of my mini Picassos|
|"Every child is born an artist, the problem is to remain one once they grow up." Picasso|