Did you grow up watching your mother put your best elementary school artwork on the refrigerator in the kitchen? Did you fight with your brother over whose work was best, or ponder what it meant that your sister’s art was placed higher than your own? Do you ever wonder what happened to all those precious pieces of paper after they were taken down and replaced by newer, “better” pieces of art?
What about your own children? Do their drawings have pride of place on your refrigerator door? What do you do when they bring home something too heavy to hang on the door, such as the brightly painted clay cup your daughter made in art class, or the wooden carving your son made at Boy Scout camp?
We have a solution for this parental dilemma: museum pedestals. Purchase one pedestal for each of your children and set them up in your den, family room or other appropriate location. You can purchase identical pedestals for each child, or personalize the pedestals to match the personality of your children, whether rock solid, light as air, classical like a column, or wood grained for the nature lover. If your children are still younger, consider purchasing shorter cube tables so that each child can see their work displayed without being lifted up by mom or dad (or knocking anything over by accident).
With these museum pedestals in place, your children will see how much you value their art work and probably bring home more of it. This gives you a chance to change out the displays on a regular basis, and provides a great way for children to show off their latest creations to visiting relatives as well as their own friends.
So don’t let your children’s three-dimensional artwork languish in a closet because you have no place to display it. With pedestals and cube tables, your children’s art will always have pride of place in your home.