1.25.2011

thrifty tuesdays: DIY sunburst mirror




i have been busy working on DIY projects for my office/entry.
i decided to take a break from painting the brick (hallelujah!) and make a sunburst mirror.
since i have only budgeted $100.00 for the space, it needed it to be very inexpensive.

here is how it came to be:


step 1: purchase flat wood sticks, mirror, embroidery hoops, and paint.
step 2: break sticks into the desired length
step 3: create design



step 4: paint sticks ( i mixed two colors together, metallic gold & splendid bold)
step 5: let sticks dry
step 6: lay sticks out


step 7: glue sticks on the back of the mirror
step 8: turn mirror over



step 9: paint embroidery hoop
step 10: glue embroidery hoop on top of mirror
step 11: glue hanging mechanism on back of mirror

and your finished!

total cost $19.00




it kinda has a retro feel.



i think it will look amazing hung against my crisp white brick fireplace.
i can't wait to get my fireplace painted and the mirror hung!

38 comments:

  1. That looks so good! I love the pillow in the first picture too.

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  2. It looks great! I love the different lengths, and I also love the detial of the hoop!

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  3. That's fantastic. Very creative. It looks so cute and vintage. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. WOW! It came out great. I am going to send this link to my sister. She's been wanting to fix up her house and this may be perfect.

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  5. Awesome! Thanks for sharing all the details!

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  6. Gorgeous! So simple but so fun.

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  7. Very cool!! I love it! Thank you for giving all the instructions and details. I'm sure this will help lots of other tight budgets out there!
    Have a great week!
    Kelle
    xx

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  8. OMG Danielle! You are amazing! Another great project. Love it.

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  9. What size was the mirror and embroidery hoop? Where did you get the flat sticks? I love it and want to make my own.

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  10. Oh my goodness Danielle! This is probably the best sunburst mirror DIY that I've ever seen! It looks amazing! And can I say that I love your Ikat curtains???

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  11. This looks absolutely fabulous! Great work.

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  12. it looks fantastic!! no one would ever know it was so inexpensive! :)

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  13. are you kidding me?!?!?!!? that is all kinds of awesome! or amazeballs (a word I'm trying to use more often..this, however, is the first opportunity as the project is, indeed, amazeballs!)

    This is my fave sunburst diy I've seen online. Is the mirror just from the craft store? and the flat sticks?

    great job, danielle! (ps -- my fabric post coming to you tomorrow-ish) :)

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  14. It looks great!! The color is great- it will definitely look gorgeous against the white fireplace.

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  15. That looks so good! What a great idea! Can't wait to see it hung on the fireplace!

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  16. This looks so great, girl! I really like how you used the flat sticks. I really prefer them over the bamboo.

    x

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  17. I'm going to make this ASAP... I'll send you pictures when I am done!

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  18. It looks amazing! Love those curtains too!

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  19. What a clever idea.. it is a little retro, and looks fantastic! Still some money in the kitty too. :)

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  20. Looks so great - and so easy! Fabulous!
    Rachie xo

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  21. That is so creative! I am totally impressed by your crafty skills!

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  22. totally making this! great idea!

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  23. WOW i like this mirror- what a great DIY job! (Love reading your blog BTW- keep up the good work) Samantha

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  24. Awesome! And I love your new profile picture!

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  25. Great idea. I will definite make one of this.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love this idea! I might have to steal it. :)

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  27. I used your Sunburst Mirror as inspiration for mine! Thanks so much!

    Laura

    http://lorrinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/09/sunburst-mirror.html

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  28. I am thinking of using an embroidery hoop on a mirror too. Did it hold up? What kind of adhesive did you use? Great project!

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  29. Very nice! Probably gonna tweak it a little and have it as a DIY clock face instead of a mirror.

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  30. Um, genius? I was inspired by this post and made a version of this myself. I posted about it and linked back to yours, thanks for sharing your creativity!
    http://nolocomo.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/easy-diy-sunburst-mirror/

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