blank canvas

cory and i are in the midst of transforming our bedroom into a more refined space (i.e. it looks like two adults with at least some taste in interior decor live/sleep in this room).  while we've slowly done very "grown-up" things (like purchase matching bedside tables, lamps and shades, and coordinating bed linens) we still have just a little more work to be done.  over the past few weeks, this blank wall that serves as the background for our t.v., has been screaming at me for some attention.  it's time for some statement wall art!  and why go out and buy a big piece of already made art (for probably way too much money) when you can turn it into a fun diy project and, well... do it yourself.

above (from the ugly ducking house) is the biggest contender.  i have all the materials necessary minus the canvas.  i've never used gold leaf before, but i'm down to give it a try.  currently, the blank wall gets lots of western sunlight... and i think this would be absolutely beautiful with the light reflecting off the gold!

i pinned this (from the southern state of mind blog) a really long time ago, and still love the idea just as much as i did the first time i saw it.  my only problem is that this may give me nightmares if i wake up in the middle of the night still half-asleep and i'm staring into the arms of a giant octopus.  maybe this would be better suited for a living room :)

i've featured this idea (from a beautiful mess) on my blog before.  there are so many song lyrics that i hold dear in my heart... the only hard part would be narrowing down which one i would want to use.  either way, i will do this one day, whether it be for my sad lonely bedroom wall or maybe another smaller space. 

favorite. poem. ever.  by e.e. cummings.  how cool is this idea (from alisa burke), she simply used black shoe polish on a white canvas! voila, instant statement piece.

and finally, this antique mirror wall (from cupcakes and cashmere) would give me a great excuse to go thrift shopping on the weekends, but i'm just not so sure it's right for our bedroom wall (in a "i look like hell when i wake up and need one less mirror to be reminded of that" kinda way).

i'll keep you posted on what i decide to do, and the progress with this project.  which one is your favorite?  i'd love to hear some of your favorite ideas for a statement wall!

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