Sunday, September 15, 2013

DIY Starburst Mirror



The final touch I needed for my guest bedroom makeover turned out to be an easy, affordable, and fun DIY project. This gorgeous mirror took less than 2 hours of hands on time... and it's absolutely stunning!

I was inspired by a sunburst mirror tutorial that I found on pinterest from one of my favorite blogs - A Beautiful Mess. I tweaked some things here and there and wound up with a larger piece that is certainly the focal point of the room.

SPECIAL TOOLS

Clamps
Gorilla Glue or other heavy duty glue
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Painters Tape

SUPPLIES

14" Mirror (Michael's $7.99)
10" Wooden Circle (Found at Michael's in the wood hobby section, near clock making $2.99)
Wooden Shims of Various Sizes: I found 3 lengths
     8" Contractor Shims 2 packs (Lowes $3.14)
     12" Contractor Shims, 1 pack (Lowes $3.87)
     15" Cedar Shims, 1 pack (Home Depot $3.98)
Spray Paint (I used Valspar 2 in 1 Paint + Primer in La Fonda Mirage from Lowes $4.98)
     ^ Umm, yes. It's actually called "La Fonda Mirage," I triple checked. What happened to "Light Blue?"

Only $26.95 spent on this project... that's incredible!



DIRECTIONS

1. Glue your round piece of wood to the back side of the mirror with Gorilla Glue or equivalent. Clamp and let sit for 1-2 hours.

*The piece of wood that I found at Michaels already had a hole in it for hanging, if this is not the case I would suggest attaching a hanging bracket on the back of your wood piece BEFORE glueing to the mirror*


2.) Hot glue your wood shims around the mirror. Place the shims flush against the wooden piece, alternating sizes. You can fill in any holes and vary the lengths by adding more shims to the backs of the already placed pieces. Go all the way around, until complete. I did not use any sort of pattern, but I did usually start with the smallest shim and build from there. 






At this point I was almost considering leaving it in the varied wood tones because I thought it looked pretty good! Unfortunately that would not work in the guest room, plus there were some defects in the shims that probably would have drove me crazy if left unfinished. 

3.) Tape the mirror with painters tape. Spray paint with desired color. Make sure to spray from all angles in order to cover the sides and ends of the shims with paint. Allow paint to dry completely.





4.) Remove painters tape and hang! WOAH, that was easy! 

(Sorry for the selfies but it's hard taking pictures of mirrors without getting yourself in a few shots!)






I absolutely LOVE that when you walk into the room your eye is drawn to the mirror and downward towards the bed. It makes the space seem really cozy and inviting!

If you're interested in some of the other decor seen in these photos check out some of my other cool projects from my guest bedroom makeover :

DIY Beer Growler Lamp
DIY "No Tools" Headboard
Guest Bedroom Furniture Revamp

92 comments :

  1. Does it end up being super heavy? How did you hang it on your wall? I love it!!!

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    1. It does not wind up being super heavy - probably less than 10 pounds. The contractor shims weigh next to nothing. The mirror came with a mounting hole on the back (you can see it in the pictures) - I just used that with a nail in the wall.

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  2. Thanks for the post this will be my weekend project, I will attempt to make 2.....wish me luck :), your look so beautiful.

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  3. That is absolutely adorable !! You should be so proud of a (fun) job well done :)
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Love your mirror! It turned out great and the color is awesome!

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  5. I love this mirror. Thank you for explaining the process and showing the step by step pictures. I can definitely do this for my new coastal design.

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  6. I have a question regarding placement of shims and paint sticks. You uses several lengths of shim. I'm not sure how many are in each pack. Did you glue all of the shims prior to gluing paint sticks? Are the paint sticks used to fill in, add depth, and length?

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  7. Beautiful, why not paint the shims first before attaching?

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  8. This is fabulous. I love you simple step by step tutorial. Thans for that. I will be making this, your mirror turned out amazingly stunning.

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  9. Love it! Ionly have a square mirror and old wall panels and glue! Lolol. I really want this to be my living room focal point. I hope it turns out just as good as yours!!! Imptovise is my specialty! Lol I'll b sure to post the end result for any that dont got all the material stated here!! Here we go!

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