I also bought this mirror a while back at Ikea. I think I want it to be in the center of the wall. I may paint it a bright color or something lighter than black at least. Maybe a nice shade of mint green.
I also think I'm going to take a cue from Sherry & John and do a test run of the frame placement with newspaper templates, that way I'm not just putting holes in the wall all willy nilly. I mean, not that I've ever done that (sorry previous landlords!)
Here are a two walls that are are inspiring me lately. Now, if only I can get ours to be so perfectly styled and evenly spaced like these two.
[source]More details to follow, I hope I can get this started over the long weekend. We're also going tubing down the delaware this weekend. I will be shellacking myself in bug spray in the hopes that it will keep me safe from West Nile. Happy Labor Weekend to you!
P.S. Thanks to everyone for the tips about Henry's itching! He is on a bunch more meds, and we are just waiting for them to kick in and hopefully give him some relief! Fingers crossed!