Monday, April 25, 2011

{DIY Sunburst mirror}

I hope Easter found you all celebrating with your loved ones and eating tails off of chocolate bunnies.  We had a WONDERFUL Easter! It started out with an informal dinner at my in-laws house Saturday night and dying Easter eggs for all the nieces and nephews!  Easter Sunday began with mass at 11, lunch at 1 and then we invited my side over and Mike's dad and brother at about 5. The first time we've hosted a holiday at our house.  It was fun!  We talked about having a big deck party soon! How exciting!

I decided to create a sunburst mirror this weekend.  Very randomly.  I have seen them all over and knew we could use one in just about every room in our house.  I mean, one would work in literally every single room.  We think it turned out amazing! The perfect addition to our new entryway sitting area! Oh la la!

This is the finished product up on the wall, but let me take you through the steps.  E.A.S.Y.-P.E.A.S.Y...For realz.  It took me about 45 minutes while all these people were out working on the deck.  Side note: Look how much they've done!
I know it's not a great pic, but it's the only one I took.  It's coming right along.
 Back to the task at hand!  For this project, I started with a mirror ($2.99 or $3.99 at Michael's, can't remember).  I think it was about a 7" round mirror.  Tiny.

Oh, yes.  Before During the project, I was eating potato chips.  I forgot to mention that....I guess that would explain the greasy smudges on the front and the back of the mirror.

I started gluing the skewers on.  Yes, I said skewers...Like little wooden sticks you put chicken and bell peppers on.  I used all of them in the house.  Two different sizes.  Mr. Hubby will have a rude awakening the next time he wants to grill...

The hot gluing begins.
...and continues...
...and ends.  I did differing lengths by just gluing the skewers in closer to the center.

I then taped off the mirror side, and began spray painting away.  I went with silver because my hubs doesn't like anything gold, but I have seen some really cool gold versions too!

Oh yes, The final set-up! I finally got this awesome bench on Saturday, thanks to the help of my bestie, Court! She helped me pick it out at River Market Antiques (have I mentioned I love that place).  $25 and it's that chippy look I love and still very firm.  It fits perfectly in this nook.  I cant stop looking at the new set-up, and I love the way we used a piece of wall space that wouldn't normally have been used.  I'm thinking of putting some baskets to store mail or whatever underneath it.  Total cost of project: $2.99 or $3.99 (cost of mirror).  I already had the skewers and the spray paint.

Thanks for tuning in! Until next time!

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  1. It's all gorgeous! You did a great job with the mirror and I love the way the pillows on your new bench look. The chippy look is fabulous. I think baskets underneath would be perfect!

  2. This is fantastic! I am a new follower! I want to try one of these this summer!