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!


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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

  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!!


  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..
    Your newest fan ♥ Rachel

  11. I'm loving that! It looks great :)

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

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

  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!!

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

    Megan @ Vintage Hydrangeas

  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


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