Plus, I'm on a sunburst mirror streak. Correction, a DIY Sunburst Mirror Streak! The Land of Blogs has been on the same streak for awhile. I think Janell started the DIY craze with her fabulous version.
Michelle's rocks too.
I made a thicker one using wood shims, and had planned to build a spindly version, until I found this one for $25 at Target. I decided I couldn't replicate it for less money, but I could easily change the finish from black iron to gleaming gold!
Janell has been raving about Rub 'n Buff (I found mine at Hobby Lobby, with a coupon of course!) for ages, and I have to agree! I simply brushed the waxy gold on each spindle using a small brush.
You choose how saturated the color by the amount you rub on. I planned to hang my mirror in my Entrance Hall, and wanted the gold to compliment the nailhead accented in the DIY Wall Mirror, so I let some of the iron color show through.
After a few episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County (I do my best work while watching bad reality TV), I ended up with this:
I love the look of layered mirrors. How did I hang a mirror on top of a mirror? The genius that is the Command line, that's how!
Following the directions of the weight appropriate hook for my mirror, I simply stuck it on top of the existing mirror. It has hung for the past month without a single wobble. (I figured I'd better test it out before I told you to try it!)
It doesn't pack quite as much punch as I'd hoped, but a fun addition none the less.
I gold leafed the back of the mirror too, since it would be reflected in the larger mirror. Even so, I barely put a dent in the Rub 'n Buff (aka, Magic Tube).
The gold leaf of the mirror is a nice tie to the light fixture, and gold accents in the adjacent Living Room. I finally got around to replacing my jacked-up planter with a pretty cobalt blue ceramic one, too. The jute candles are taking a break. What do you think...bring them back, paint them, glue them together into an abstract sculpture?
I'd love to have a little console table and lamp, but the front door eats up the only available wall space. How do you like the layered mirror look? Have you tried Rub 'n Buff? Better yet, have you ever tried to take a picture of a mirror without being in it?!? I was like Gumby MacGyver!
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