After countless weeks of quarantine, chances are you’ve grown weary of your living quarters, and are actively seeking ways to break free from its monotony. Sure, you could paint an accent wall, shuffle some furniture, put a succulent on the window sill. You could even stick your dad’s belongings to the ceiling to see how long it will take him to notice. The living room is your oyster.
Or, in the case of graphic designer Kristen Vogler, you could sneakily replace all the family photos with terrible crayon drawings.
“Sneaking these masterpieces up was not easy,” Kristen wrote in a Facebook post. “I had to hide in the bathroom clutching the frames multiple times.”
Sure enough, over the course of 12 days, she swapped them out one by one. Her commitment to the bit is impressive, to say the least.
“The beginning, just a normal photo wall of memories.”
“Day 1. The first crayon drawing is placed, bets were made on how many photos and how long it would take them to notice.”
“Day 2. After FaceTiming with my grandparents (the subjects of my first crayon replica) for an hour near this wall, I decided to add another piece while my parents took a walk.”
“Day 3. Up to three crayon artworks now and still not even a glance. That door on the left? It’s used multiple times a day.”
“Day 4. Thought I would get caught today. I had been posting on Twitter about my progress and my mom chose today to try to start a twitter account to talk to John Krasinski about Some Good News but luckily her account was locked.”
“Day 5. At this point it was getting harder to pick photos I thought weren’t noticeable plus I felt like I smelled like crayons constantly.”
“Day 6. After getting a ton of rain for days I was needing to get sneakier to be able to add these to the wall. I think today I convinced my mom to go for a run before it rained haha.”
“Day 7. Today was a twofer with these classic Christmas photos. At this point I was starting to think I should have guessed based on weeks and not days for how long it would take them to notice.”
“Day 8. I legit did not think I would get this far, but here we are.”
“Day 9. Only three left to go before my work is complete. I should probably take a moment to apologize to my art teachers. You tried really hard to teach me to draw people, and this is what I’ve done.”
“Day 10. Happy Easter. My mom was nice enough to hide Easter eggs for me, in return I did this to the photo of her first born.”
“Day 11. I almost got caught hanging this one up. Had to hide in the bathroom but they still didn’t notice.”
Kristen’s mom and dad caught on to her shenanigans by day 11, unfortunately. But thankfully she caught the moment on video.
“Day 11 – 7 hours later. I heard the initial “wait… what” and went running over in time to capture this moment. I like to think they noticed because I replaced my senior photo and of course they look at the picture of their favorite daughter the most right?”
She was too deep to give up now. On day 12, she finished the job.
“Day 12. I needed closure, Kerri wanted to be included.”
Pranks don’t get much more wholesome than this. Bravo.
We applaud Kristen for the strides she’s made in interior decorating, and wish her and her crayon family the best in health and sanity.
Click here to check out her Facebook page for Kristen Vogler Design!