Ok, so I know that this is not a Pinterest worthy kid art wall, however, the kids don't know that. And they feel awesome. Their art is framed!
I have a fantasy about upgrading the frames and painting them all the same color. These frames were junk that I had squirreled away behind bureaus and under the couch. I did buy the spray paint to paint them, but I realized that if I waited for the time to paint them and the weather to be good enough and those two things to coincide, I'd never ever get it done. And this wall would continue to be a messy collage of thumbtacked, curling at the edges kid art. Now it's organized, which makes me feel good and the kids feel good because we're really looking at their creations.