Make Cheeky Art From Sock Monkeys or Other Soft Toys
Paint a bulletin board, including the frame (the bluish tone here is Wedgwood Gray by Benjamin Moore), then use T-pins to suspend the creatures (it won’t hurt a bit), bringing some smiles to an otherwise serious space. A hand vac at close range will keep dust under control. Additional members of the pack can live in a trunk or a suitcase. Throw in some cedar blocks to help protect wool from moths. Oak-framed bulletin board (similar to shown), $112, csnstores.com. Sock-monkey collection courtesy of Janet West.