I had bought these great etched metal monogram letters for above the boys' upholstered headboards but once I held them up they looked much too small on the walls by themselves.
I decided to hang a mirror on the wall and then tie some rope to the letters to suspend them over the mirrors. Next step was actually finding mirrors, and Home Goods came through for me yet again. I found two pieced-wood frame mirrors in a great rustic, grey-natural wood with the perfect sized mirror in the center to frame the etched letters.
They were fine as is but I liked the idea of a patchwork paint treatment for a little extra impact. I chose to leave about a third of the wood pieces natural, paint another third of them navy, and the last third a pale green. For the navy I used Martha Stewart acrylic craft paint in Deep Sea.
I didn't plan a specific pattern, just eyeballed the placement of the colors as I went. I did all the navy on one mirror, then matched my pattern on the second mirror. I followed by painting the green (I used a leftover latex paint I had on hand) on one mirror and then matching my pattern on the other mirror.
I think the navy and green will tie in beautifully with the bedding without being too loud or busy and competing with the etched letters.
I can't wait to show you the finished space!