Finally I realized I was thinking too small. We needed something large to fill the space and set the tone for the whole room. That's when I saw this awesome piece on Ikea Hackers that was made using an Ikea Komplement hanger, wood, and paint.
(Image via Ikea Hackers)
Using that pic as inspiration, I made an Ikea art piece of my own! I went larger (6' x 4'), added random colors, and framed the piece out with this awesome molding that fit right in with our retro decor. Now I FINALLY have a piece that I LOVE!!! Who knew!?!
(After - yea!)