The 3M poster tape that was holding the truck photos worked fine on my plaster walls, but tore up the drywall. We have, like, one drywall wall in the house, and of course...
So what to do here? My first thought was to hang the fun art*!
Then, I thought, since I have to paint the wall anyways, why not base coat it with magnetic paint? One giant magnet wall!** That way, we have yet another display space for the bins full of artwork that is produced by my children! Plus, no wall damage!
Oh man, another idea just flashed through my head...a wall of skinny bookshelves to put books facing out on. Like book rails. You know?
Or wait a second!!!! I have more art around the house, a floor to ceiling gallery wall - THAT COULD WORK...that's the easiest of all the options (in a way) because it only requires more holes, and I don't have to buy anything new! Super excited now! Where is my hammer????
*I think art needs to have something below it.
**I have no idea how much that would cost, so I might have to revise this plan into reality
ps. Time to take down the clothesline! I loved that thing!
UPDATE: Gallery walls are evil tricks you play on yourself. Next time I say I am going to hang art floor to ceiling, no biggies, shake me and talk me out of it. I am leaving it like this and I will come back to look at it after the trip:
Just one more...