Open frames spray painted the same color with a ribbon attached to display art. So cheap and easy! Plus it takes care of decorating a wall that was once empty. I decided to take it a step farther and add something else to the wall. The boys have been asking about where certain places are lately ... Colorado, Texas, China (not sure where that came from). I decided it was time for a wall map. I bought a poster of a world map at Michael's and a canvas that was the same size. I painted the sides of the canvas gray and used Mod Podge to affix the posted to the canvas. I then put five coats or so of MP over the poster so it wrapped around the canvas (and protected it from 4 year old fingers).
I hung it at the eye level of a 4 year old.
It didn't come out quite as perfect as I imagined (there are a few bubbles under there), but it is serving its purpose. The boys love trying to learn the names of countries and states.
P.S. - Thanks for all the comments and emails about my friend's surgery. Her tumor came back benign and she is back at home recovering with her baby. All good things.