I’ve been MIA lately as we have been dealing with a death in the family. Now that things are slowly getting back to ”normal” I’m back to blogging and all things home related.
I, like many, have been admiring the many DIY sunburst/starburst mirrors that have been making headlines in the world of DIY. I have seen many versions floating around the blogging world but I’m always most drawn to the simplicity of ones made with skewers or wooden dowels and lucky for me I happened to have all the materials laying around my house so I made a couple.
Not much is needed in terms of materials. I had mirrors from a ‘mirror wall’ we had in the apartment (two broke so we haven’t hung the mirror collection at the house). You could also use candle plates from Michael’s or the Dollar Store, you would also need to attach a picture hanger of some sort to hang onto the wall. Wooden skewers-grocery store-summer BBQ must! Hot glue gun-now need a new one- trigger broke gluing the last skewer onto the mirror. Tacks-a must to hang most things in my house
I started by gluing the first few at equal length in an even distance on both mirrors:
Once I got the first few in place, I started gluing at total randomness and had this when I was finished:
I left them like this for a few weeks not doing anything else because I couldn’t decide if I wanted to paint them. I’ve decided NOT to paint them and keep them in their natural glory as I really like the contrast of dark and light wood in the room:
On a non-related note, do we all love my $7.00 Homesense discounted mirror?
My love affair with birds will continue!
I am loving my new mirrors, even more because they were essentially ‘free’ and that they fill an empty wall!