Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunburst Mirror - Jumping on the Bandwagon

What does one do with extra circle mirrors and blank wall space?

She goes and spends $5 on different size dowel rods, paints them silver and makes a sunburst mirror of course!


No spray painting in the shower this time, but I did take them in the garage and then bring them back in to dry. Huge tip: buy one of those green flower foam forms to stick your dowel rods in while painting. SO much easier!


The rods were 3 feet long and I cut them into different lengths of 9 inches, 12 inches and 18 inches.  I started with the longest lengths first and just hot-glued everything on the back.


I found some mirrored stickers at the store and thought they might make a fun addition. My first thought was to use them and then frost around them for a fun effect, but of course...I can't spray paint in the house. Grrrrrr. So, this will suffice for now.


 Do you know how hard it is to take a pic of a mirror without any reflection? Why fight it, I asked...


Well, hello there!

19 comments:

  1. So cute. I really like the different sizes and lengths of the dowels. The stickers look nice and make it unique.

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  2. I love it and was so relieved that you didn't paint in the shower this time! :)

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  3. Your mirror is awesome!...Thanks for the tip! I had never thought of doing that!

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  4. Your mirror looks great! I can't wait for it to get warmer outside as well, I have so many spray paint projects! Thanks for your nice comments!

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  5. Pretty bright on this sight...got to get me some shades !! LOL
    Great job !
    Kammy

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  6. I love how it turned out! I've been wanting to make one of these for myself, but am second guessing whether mine would turn out this well!

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  7. OMGOsh, that sunburst mirror is toooo cute! Great idea.

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  8. It turned out great! Fabulous job! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Ahhh Meg you killed it girl! Love it. THanks for commenting today on my 70's end table makeover. Been following your blog for a while now cuz you rock sista!!

    xoxo
    Deb
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  10. The sunburst mirror is a fabulous idea it would make a great clock too since I remember my Mom always was on the look out for one..
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  11. I'm loving that! It looks great :)

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  12. wow! what a great sunburst mirror...good job!

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  13. love your sunburst mirror. what a great idea, well done!

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  14. I Love this guy! So great, and I know what you mean about spray painting in the house, I am relegated to the basement with all the windows open and fans.... If not nothing would happen until spring around here! Love your mirror!!

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  15. Lovin' your sunburst mirror, they're so much fun! The glass designs make yours so unique and wonderful!

    Megan @ Vintage Hydrangeas

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  16. Fun reuse of a round mirror. It's really frustrating not being able to paint outside, isn't it? My projects get put on hold for about three to four months out of the year, because I have no where to paint when it's cold. UGHHH!

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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