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Affordable Artwork- On Display

acrylic painting

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the gorgeous artwork that my kids created with nothing more than stretched canvases, a paint paletteacrylic paints and painters tape.  Hopefully, you gushed over it like I did.  Just in case you missed it (or failed to gush) here’s another look at the two canvases together…

In order to put these bad boys on display, I had to find the perfect clock to go in between them… I literally searched and searched and searched.  I looked at all the local general merchandise and hardware stores. clock I even looked for a clock when we visited Kansas City.  Ugh.  I found one that I sort of liked online, but I only sort of liked it, and didn’t want to push the pay button on something I only sort of liked.  KWIM?

Then, the other day, I am out and about, and stopped by Big Lots to see if they have any more bamboo drawer dividers.  I had to steel the ones from my jewelry drawer for the kitchen reorganizing project I am working on (long story).  I’m walking through Big Lots, looking for the bamboo dividers and I see it.

The clock I want.  And it was only $25!

Of the thirty five large wall clocks they had, they only had one 24 inch wall clock like this one.  I really liked it.

I snapped a picture with my phone and sent it to Hubs, asking if he liked it, too.  Then I started to roam the store, waiting for his reply.   When I didn’t receive a reply within a few minutes, as I usually do, I figured he must be at lunch or something.  I didn’t want anyone else to buy it while I waited, so, I went back over, put the clock in my cart, and started roaming some more.  After about twenty minutes, I still hadn’t heard from him.   I asked an associate if I could return the clock if my husband hated it.  She laughed and said yes, I could return it within thirty days with a receipt.  I bought it.


He liked it. It is now on our wall, flanked on either side by a masterpiece.


For the meager investment of $26.18 in art supplies, four afternoons (one for Hubs to paint the canvases black, two for the kids to paint the canvases, and then one to hang everything) and $25 for a clock, we went from a blank wall to this…


In the process, I was able to make some awesome memories with my kids as I taught them about art and had plain good fun.


Eat your heart out, Monet!

Be sure to check out the entire series…

  1. Affordable Artwork- The Concept
  2. Affordable Artwork- The First Canvas
  3. Affordable Artwork- The Second Canvas
  4. Affordable Artwork- Off With the Painters Tape
  5. Affordable Artwork- On Display (you are here)

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I love those paintings–they remind me of stained glass. Your wall looks great now! It’s so much more personal than just picking up some prints somewhere.

  2. That looks great. I LOVE that clock!!!

  3. Looks great! That clock is so pretty!

  4. Your page looks great!

  5. Wow those turned out great!

  6. Love the Clock and the art display is just perfect with it!!

  7. Wow, those turned out great.

  8. Those look amazing, and I love how you displayed them! What a fun craft!

  9. looks wonderful I love the clock and WOW your makeover is Great

  10. I like the clock, too.

  11. Lovely! Great job.

  12. I really like how you displayed them, and the clock you selected is beautiful. 🙂

  13. love how you made the wall look. Those paintings are so great!

  14. that looks soooo good. and I love that clock. I love that you included your children in finding ways to decorate your home.

  15. This looks awesome!!!

  16. This is a really cool idea! They look great! I love the new blog design as well!

  17. I really like the art work you children created. I love stained glass and these remind me so much of it. Beautiful!

  18. Love that clock!

  19. I love the finished product and the fact that your kiddos get to see their art proudly on display 🙂 Thank you for linking up at Drab to Fab 🙂

  20. How awesome! I love the clock!

  21. That clock is cool!

  22. Those turned out great!