Since putting the decals on our stairs last year, I had been debating on whether to hang lots of family pictures or the kids’ artwork going up the wall.
I like that our stairs are tucked away, just off the back hallway. They’re really only used by us—mainly the kids—since they lead up to what is now our oldest son’s bedroom (and, apparently, a favorite play spot for the girls—until he kicks them out someday).
Instead of hanging the kids’ art above the hooks like I did in the last house, I decided to hang black and white family pictures there, and put our growing collection of artwork going up the stairs. I have a feeling I may be able to fill every inch of the stairway eventually. . .
We have self portraits:
Footprints. And, drawings of Mommy. (Look closely, you’ll see the twins in my belly.)
I even added in my 1983 kindergarten evaluation that my parents found and brought to me:
In case you’re wondering what I was like when I was five, here’s a quote directly from my kindergarten teacher on the question about how I did with sharing: “She’s willing to share materials, but not necessarily ideas.”
Well, what’s wrong with that? Get your own ideas! :)
One side benefit of hanging all this art is that it helps to cover up some of the dirty handprints. . .
I’m still planning on changing out the stairway light fixture, but will either have to hire somebody to do it, or find a really tall friend. I bought this $30 pendant and have it on standby: