Finally, instead of purchasing some new artwork for your home, consider creating a memory wall to bring back some of the memories of when your children were younger.
Joanne Cleaver, who writes the "
" blog for Bobvila.com, shares these steps for the perfect memory wall.
1. Common items on a memory wall include: photos, graduation tassels, childhood drawings, cards and report cards.
2. Arrange photo frames or timelines that you want to include on the memory wall on a large piece of paper on the floor or on dining room table.
Once you have settled on a pleasing arrangement, mark on the paper the point for the nail for each frame. Now, center and level the paper on the wall in the bedroom.
3. Drill through the nail markers on the paper. Pull away the paper and hang your arrangement or timeline.
--By Scott Gamm
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