Monday, May 23, 2011

DIY Sunburst Mirror

Ok, so I did it. After months of drooling over other's DIY sunburst mirrors I finally decided to make one myself. Fortunately for me I had the perfect little round mirror to start with. I've seen other blogs where they used a mirror and embroidery hoop as the "base" of the project, but I didn't have to worry about that. My mirror was gold to begin with and the back is just like a frame, it comes off and the mirror comes right out. (I was too anxious to get started and didn't even think to take before pictures. heehee)

I started with a package of 100 kabob skewers and a hot glue gun. First I glued on the N, S, E, W sticks and then I went from there. With a pink marker I'd mark the length on a bunch of sticks to make sure they were going on at the same length. After a while I found I was repositioning them and it didn't really matter if they were marked or not, but it did help at the beginning, so I would recommend doing it. For the shorter sticks, I had to break a couple inches or more off so they weren't overlapping. I was amazed how the sticks kept adding up and adding up. After using the entire package I had to dip into an already opened one I had already. There are over 100 hundred skewers on there!! To hang it I doubled up a piece of wire and glued it on the back. Lastly I spray painted it with Krylon's silver.

She ain't pretty from the back!!
See the pink marks?

And the big revel. Drum roll please.....

Isn't she gorgeous??? I'm in love, for real. Is it wrong to love a mirror? In this case, I think no. I can't believe how well it turned out. Our bedroom is slowly coming together and this baby just made the biggest impact on the overall look. Did you check out my cute Goodwill lamps and my scrapbook paper in Dollarama frames? I still need to do something with the lampshades. I'm not liking them at all. They're ok when their turned on, but not soo pretty when they're off. I'm thinking of covering them with a nice fabric or looking for some drum shades to replace them. What do you think??

* I thought I'd add, this mirror only cost me $6 to make. That's right! I had the mirror, so that cost nada. The sticks were a buck and $5 for the spray paint. Now that's what I call DIY on the cheap. Nice! Just wanted to share.  : )

** The side tables in this room have been changed. If you'd like a peek at the new cuties I redid click here and here
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