20 Malmas

The previous owners of our loft had this great art on the wall next to the staircase:

Before

I thought it would be easy to find something similar, but we never found anything that we loved at a good (cheap) price so we decided to try a DIY.

We were feeling inspired by some great Kandinsky-like circle grids at Stay-at-Home Artist, and some price-savvy framed craft papers at Young House Love.  Enter 20 unfinished Malma mirrors from IKEA, Frog tape, Command Strips and some craft paint.

Unfinished Malma Mirror, Frog Tape, Craft Paint

It took a lot longer than I thought with all the paint mixing, but I think it was worth it.

Ikea Malma Mirror Collage

After taking this picture, I notice where I need to straighten and switch some mirrors, but the Command Strips make that easy.  It makes such a difference in the room, and I love the way the light hits the mirrors at different times of the day.