When lil S came into our lives four years back we brought home a cot bed. What is a cot bed you ask? Well a cot that is a little bigger than a normal cot and can turn into a bed once your little girl leaves the title of an infant far behind (Basically the cot railings come off and the height can be decreased to make it into a low level bed that is perfect for a kid).
So all this time she had been using it with the cot railings on because I wasn't sure if the time had come to turn it into a bed. But when we moved here we thought of doing away with the cot railings and giving her a "new" bed. She has been loving her bed and since its really close to the ground I am not really scared of her falling down in the middle of her sleep and hurting herself (Having said that one side of the bed is right against the wall and other side has a soft carpet).
But this is not what the post is about.It is about the sleepless nights that the cot railings had been giving me. I couldn't bring myself to throw them away or keep them hiding in the store. It had to be reused. Every little thing in the house has to be reused and upcycled. It is a sickness I tell you:)
And so in exactly five minutes we turned it into her art gallery. Like this.
We made them stand together vertically (at an angle so that they don't fall).
Adorned them with mini lanterns. So that her room sparkled at night.
And sometimes during the day. You can't refuse such a teeny tiny artist can you?
Added some twine and adorable clips to hang her artwork. As you can see the ballet obsession continues. She has been experimenting with dry pastels these days.
And ofcourse every gallery NEEDS to have the artist's name. Right there at the top:)
A lovely gift from her aunt.
We also pulled out some baby toys.They have been living in a basket for a long time now because she tells me "I am not a baby anymore"
And we were done.
What do you think about our little art gallery?
Images : Personal Album