Speaking of Marilyn Monroe . . . I picked up a pair of black and white portraits of Marilyn Monroe for only $10 total at a new antiques fair in San Francisco yesterday. I'm not generally a pop icon buff, but I like the juxtaposition; there's something about seeing the same face in different settings (and outfits) that's intriguing. They also integrate well with my bedroom's black and white artwork theme!
So I hung the duo beside my DIY upholstered nailhead trim headboard, above my makeshift candleholder nightstand. It may not be original artwork, and I admit it's a bit gimmicky. But for now the pair of photos is a good placeholder until I find more artwork I want to invest in.