The new wall color
, bedspread and fabric foamboard headboard
moved the bedroom forward a long way toward stylish and decorated. But that wall behind and beside the bed was still looking sad and empty.
So I concocted a plan for some cheap but chic wall art. I shopped around at Savers, Salvation Army, and Goodwill to find a bunch of mirrors. It didn’t matter how ugly they were because I was planning to paint them all black. I just looked for a variety of shapes and sizes. After I got them all home, I traced the shape of each frame onto newspaper and then taped the shapes onto the wall, moving them around into different configurations until I found one I liked.
I painted the frames black using a paint sample quart from Menards. Hanging them was easy because I knew the configuration already and also because it wasn’t super important that the spaces in between were exact.
I liked the idea of the mirrors because I knew the arrangement could span the corner. If I had just put pictures on one wall or the other, I feel like the other wall still would have looked empty.