6/16/11

DIY Sunburst Mirror

I'm back! 
Yes, it has been six days since I last blogged. I was a little busy being wrapped up like a mummy due to a surgery I had on Monday.  Let's just say... I'm glad to be back!

I'm excited to share some progress on our bedroom. I like it more and more each day. I think it's important to love the space you live in. Do you?


Sunburst mirrors are everywhere. 


See this tutorial here.

See the tutorial here.


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Usually, when something is everywhere, I throw the idea out. Well, not this one. You can find sunburst mirrors at about any store right now. Additionally, there are lots of DIY tutorials out there too. I've been debating between a gallery wall of frames or a mirror above our sleigh bed. I decided on the DIY mirror.


I looked everywhere for a round flat mirror. After 3 weeks I found one at Target for $15. For some reason I stopped at Big Lots one day to do some browsing. I found bamboo rods for $4. I made a mental note. (Oh man, I was super impressed with Big Lots that day. If you're looking for temporary items or inexpensive pieces, go look, seriously!) 


Of course, I went back to Big Lots for my sticks. Luckily, I headed home to my parent's house that weekend and my dad was able cut them on his table saw. I believe we cut them 14", 16", and 18" in length. This is the tutorial I used from Isabella and Max Rooms. Isn't her mirror lovely?




I glued, primed, painted, reglued, and repainted some more. My foolish behavior left me scraping paint off the mirror forever. Hint, don't be lazy, cover the mirror before starting! A special thank you to my nail polish remover.


Here's the process...


 Started with longer sticks first.




 Figured out a pattern between the tape.


Martha says to always have an ice bowl when working with the hot glue gun, thanks mom. I thought I was going to prove Martha wrong, but of course....OUCH! 

 Looks like another episode of Dexter over at our place.


 I got smart and covered the mirror.

 Celery color, no thanks!

Best spray paint, Rust-oleum.

 There she is!

Mmmm.


Want to see other ways you can use a sunburst mirror, check out these pictures!









5 comments:

amy said...

Love it! I did one about a month ago and also painted it a metallic... such fun!

purplepond said...

Lovely, Cali! Rustoleum is my favorite spray paint too.

nattynook.net said...

Awesome!!!
I LOVE your bedding!

Shaina Reynolds said...

Looks awesome! I might have to try it!

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