I found all the frames at Goodwill and didn't pay more than $3 for any of them. Yay for Goodwill! I used acrylic paint to paint them all. I decided against spray paint because I couldn't find the colors that I wanted (I can be a bit picky). The acrylic paint was way cheaper and worked just fine. I did have to use multiple coats but it went very quickly.
Once they were all painted and dried, I laid them out on the floor to figure out how I wanted them to be arranged and then hung them.
After the frames were hung, I hammered in a nail near the top. I used a metal binder clip to hold the artwork and then hung it on the nail. Instant art gallery!
The kids really get a kick out of seeing their pictures displayed on the wall and they get excited when we change out the pictures.
I think the bright colors of the frames and the vivid artwork within make the playroom so cheerful.
It really makes my heart happy to see my children's masterpieces every day. It's the perfect little art gallery for my budding Picassos (or Monets).