I've admired and grooled over so many on other blogs and finally decided it was time to get one of my own done, enough procrastinating Andrea! To be honest with you, I had a hard time finding an inexpensive round mirror, crazy I know. I've looked everywhere, at garage sales, thrift stores, and in all of the stores. No luck, so I had to take matters into my own hands and get creative.
Check out Melissa's beauty, love the blue she used on hers
Catie hung hers in the Master bedroom over her bed.
I found a round mirror at Hobby Lobby in the candle area for 50% off so it was around $3 bucks and the wooden skewers came from Walmart.
Here's the tricky part, spacing the skewers...umm I didn't and well you'll see. I started with a North, South, East, and West point to have a reference point in glueing down the rest of the skewers. Then I measured the rest of the skewers and marked them so I could try to place them evenly. Key word here I treid...so I glued and glued and fought those awful glue strings, but I won. After I was done glueing everything down I noticed I should've staggered the skewers, oh well what do you do?
Since it wasn't orginally a hanging mirror I had to make it one. I used some green floral wire, doubled it up and glued it to the back of the mirror.
Used Krylon Metallic because the grey I had on hand wasn't covering the wood and I wasn't going to prime, not doing it, nope.
Taped the mirror and went to town with the spray paint.
Here's a look at it with a dark background, on my daughter's dresser.
It's home over my daughter's bed. My hubby
was is worried about the skewers pointing out and if it were to fall off of the wall, huh never thought about that either.
Thank you for stopping by. Are you inspired to try your own DIY sunburst mirror?
I am working on finishing the rest of my pre-teen daughters room and I would love
for you to check back with me to see the progress.
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