While scouring the aisles of Hobby Lobby for the materials needed for a Valentine's DIY I'm going to attempt, I happened upon a lovely ampersand that insisted on coming home with me. This lightweight, 12" symbol is available in antique gold (pictured) and bronze. (I opted for the latter because its elegant tone and patina melded well with the other pieces in my living room.)
The best part: it was on sale for $5! Quite the steal for a hanging that stylishly adorns the first wall seen upon entering the apartment. (Not that the alarm box isn't terribly chic.)
I couldn't wait to show M my find! His reaction: "Aaaand..." Me: "...it's awesome!" Oh, the little things.