Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brighter than the sun...

I love the starburst mirrors that are popping up all over. They add so much fun and whimsy to a space, plus anytime I can add a mirror that can reflect light everywhere, I'm all for it.
 I was set on creating my own...and here she blows:
Here's what went down...
I bought these:
Yes, those are $3 shims from Home Depot, and a $1.50 craft mirror from Hobby Lobby...which brings me to a whopping $4.50 total. Also not shown is the stain and brushes, that I already had.
I stained the shims (only used about half of the package, for future reference). I traced the mirror, and created a template out of cardboard to glue the shims to. I used hot glue to attach the shims to my template.
Exhibit A:

Also, eating delicious desert while doing this step is muy importante...
After, I finished that I glued another round piece of cardboard (much smaller than the mirror, so you cannot see the cardboard from the side) to the top of the shims, and attached my mirror to it (I used liquid nails, this time for extra security). Then I just whipped it around and added picture hangers. Voila:



I'm pretty happy with it...Ignore the finger prints all over the mirror, I got excited and hung it, as soon as it was dry, but had to take it back down to let it off-gas a little more in the garage....you know, trying not to poison the whole family...
So, what new projects have you been up to lately? Anyone else love the sunburst mirrors? Do tell...
Oh and btw, I'm sharing this little project...
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14 comments:

  1. Love it! Love all the different tones of stain.

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    1. Thanks Cici! It definitely adds a lot of dimension!

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  2. Turned out great! Great price too :)

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    1. Thanks Leesa, and yes ya can't beat the price!

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  3. Okay, officially my favorite project of yours! Can't wait to try my hand out at my own. Did you have to use a saw to cut the wood for the shorter pieces? I don't think I'm allowed to use a saw....the hubby doesn't even like me using butter knives :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sara, it's one of my favorites too :) No I just used scissors...how does your hubby feel about those?! lol

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  4. Great job! I've seen a ton of the DIY sunburst mirrors on Pinterest, but this one is definitely unique.! and to use wood shims is such a great idea, cheap but still looks good!

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  5. Love this Ashli! It turned out awesome!!

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  6. great job! love the visual interest and amount of space it takes up.

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