DIY Sunburst Mirrors are all over the blogs, and all fabulous. I knew I'd create one, but hadn't decided which style until I spotted this one at J and J Home! I instantly bookmarked it and knew it would be mine!
I followed her tutorial for the most part, but of course had to
Start by placing a layer of shims around the perimeter of the rings, playing with the spacing to see what you like best. Then hot glue the thin end of each shim to both rings. (Shims are tapered at one end.)
I was working in
I guess this would have been fine, but I wanted a lot of depth to my mirror, so each layer needed to be shorter than the one below it. And if you're questioning how strong hot glue will hold this project...um, I'm here to vouch for it.
So I ripped off that layer of shims, then glued them again closer to the middle so the ends wouldn't be even.
And again with another layer, just filling in the gaps as you work around the circle. Pause to watch Tamara throw wine in What's-Her-Name's face, and cross your fingers someone's hair weave comes off.
I tried to keep each layer about the same height so I'd have a fairly even surface to attach the mirror. Then I took it outside and gave it a quick shot of water-based polyacrylic. The finished size is 40-inches in diameter...so no dainty thing!
I decided I wanted to add some style to my backyard and hang it out there. Which meant I needed an acrylic mirror, and I also had my sights set on a convex one. You wouldn't think it, but those are pretty hard to find. I finally settled on this mirror, intended for security purposes. It came with a fair amount of hardware mounted on the back (TWSS), but Mr. Sugarplum easily dismantled it and I glued the mirror to the front of the frame with Gorilla Glue Epoxy. After 24-hours of books sitting on top of it, up she went!
I didn't add any hooks to the back, it hangs directly on a large nail from the floral ring. I love how the convex mirror adds more dimension to it. And I don't have to worry about it shattering outside. Although, we've had several nights of thunderstorms, and days of high-temps, and it hasn't budged.
It was tough to not spray paint it a vibrant color, but
What do you think? Have you DIY'ed a Sunburst Mirror? Feel free to link it in the comments to share. And check out my Project Gallery for tons more DIY Projects!
And I can't even believe it, but two FABULOUS blogs are featuring Babygirl's Room today!
Cassity at Remodelaholic has been a great blogger friend to me for a long while, and always so supportive. I'm thrilled to be featured today! Hop over to see all the amazing projects she does herself, and the best collection of projects other bloggers have to offer!
And House of Turquoise needs no introduction from me! I have Erin's fabulous blog to thank for oodles of inspiration behind the color choices in Babygirl's Room. Erin publishes a Turquoise Lover's dream. And have you seen her wedding photos?! Straight out of Vogue meets Martha Stewart Weddings!
Thank you so much, ladies!!! I'm super flattered. Babygirl is getting the big head.