so I decided to go against everyone’s advice and paint my wall black. I can say that when I go against everyone’s advice I generally regret it. But not this time. Being warned about committing a range of design faux pas (making the space feel smaller, never being able to paint over it, scaring off would-be renters, recreating the 90s feature wall) I forged ahead (with a little help from a tall handsome foreigner). The black wall makes a feature (dare I say it?) of my op shop sideboard and paintings. I don’t think the space feels smaller at all. Whether The Black Wall will scare off renters – only time will tell. In terms of recreating the 90s: well perhaps it is a little 90sish, but I think the 90s is a great decade anyway.
details: dulux klavier paint (slightly grey/purple black), cost: approx $80 for paint and materials