I wanted to share a little project that I did recently that I think made a BIG impact in our living room. This project was suuuper easy- it took about ten minutes. And if you have empty frames lying around the house, this project would cost you about $1!
Remember this vintage map of Paris when I shared my living room progress? Although the Ribba frame from Ikea is big, it didn't take up as much space on the wall as I wanted it to. Our living room is open to the second story of the house, so this wall needed something large and graphic to take up more visual space. Here's what it looked like before I changed out the art:
I've changed a few things since that picture (painted the coffee table, rearranged the chairs, added a bookshelf, changed the mantel decor, etc.) and I've been trying to incorporate some black into this room. So, I bought another Ribba frame, purchased two pieces of white poster board (fits like a glove in these frames!), and used some black craft paint and a foam brush and went to town. I was going for a mirrored/ symmetrical feel...something like Rorschach's famous ink blot tests. Here is the result!
I've had these black and white pillows from Ikea in my linen closet just waiting for a rainy day, and I thought they were a great addition to the couch.
The bold graphic and the contrasting paint color really makes a statement on such a big wall.
(Oh hey, dining room!)
I already had the paint and one of the frames, so this project cost me $26 ($25 for the other frame, and $1 for the poster board).
What do you think? Have you ever painted something abstract?
I'm kind of addicted. INK BLOT TESTS IN EVERY ROOM!
Ok, not really. Maybe.
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