Sunday, August 22, 2010

DIY Sunburst Mirror

I've been busy with a mini makeover in the master bedroom and wanted to create a Sunburst mirror for over the bed. Well, what is a DIY Gal to do but make one! And you can too-When you see how easy this is, you will want to give me a {virtual} hug!! The possibilities are endless here as far as finishes!

Making your own sunburst mirror is super simple.

Here is what you will need:

-3 packages of wood shims, found at your local hardware store (You will only use 2 1/2 of them)

-White spray paint, or your choice of color

-MDF/scrap wood base, I had this in my scrap pile and cut it 12" x 12"

-7" mirror, from craft store, got mine at Hobby Lobby


-Hot glue gun


I stained my MDF board because I knew I was putting it on a brown wall, and just in case any of the board showed, BUT, this step is not necessary, the board didn't show at all....I didn't know how it would turn out at the time, so I went ahead and did it. This is my first time making a sunburst mirror and all....

I spray painted all the shims in a gloss white. I believe you could get quite creative here...Black or some color would be nice too....or gold leafed, or stain the shims, that would look great....but I wanted gloss white.


First, I glued the mirror in the center of the board.

Then using hot glue, I glued the shims down, first on the corners and then centers, just simply eye-balling it...



Fill in all the way around until it looks like this:


Then stagger the next row and glue all the way around again until it looks like this:


I used a 3" DISChanger on the back and I was done. and giggling. I love it when a plan comes together!!


I hung it over the bed in our bedroom and find myself passing by the door just to look at it! :) I'm sure you could alter the size too, the finished size here is 23", but if you need it smaller, use a smaller mirror and wood base, and of course less shims


Just loverly!
I hope you try this, it's super simple!!


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53 comments:

  1. ooh this is gorgeous! i love it, michelle! i am giving you a big virtual hug right now!

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  2. omigosh! I am in love with this! It looks so good. you did such a good job! I may have to find a space in the house that needs some sunbursty love!

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  3. Um, forget the mirror .... I want that headboard!!! I assume you made it and it's close to what I've been thinking of for my own bedroom ... what/where did you get that fabric? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! BTW, your inspiration has made me upcycle a frame, coat tree and square tray this weekend! LOVE your blog. :)

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  4. Wow, how cool is that? Your room is really pretty, I love the headboard too!

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  5. Oh wow! This looks amazing! I would have thought you bought this at a store! You're so crafty! :0)

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  6. Ooh...it's sooooo PRETTY and looks easy to make...maybe I can pull this one off!!!

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  7. You are so creative! This is brilliant.

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  8. Looks fabulous! I love the way it came out!

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  9. Looks great! Love your headboard too! Those Dischangers...can you find those in stores? If so, where?

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  10. It looks perfect in your room. I would never have dreamed it would be made this way!

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  11. Erin, it seems as if you like the fabric I used on my headboard...;) I found it at a place called Fabricut in OK, get this, 7.00 a yard...big smile!

    Gina, the hangers are online, dischanger.com, I'll link it when I get done typing!

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  12. Great tutorial and it definitely looks just fabulous. Wow, I am totally impressed. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Loverly is mild!!! This is awesome!!! Is there anything you can't do?!? I wish I was your neighbor!!!! Could we have a tour of your whole bedroom? Those walls are yummy!

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  14. YOur entire bedroom looks amazing! I love the walls! You should do interior design for our area!

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  15. I found you via DIY Showoff. It looks like I may need to take some time to peruse your site - lots of lovelies to admire and inspire! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I absolutely love your bedroom! And of course what a great idea to make your own sunburst mirror! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. I love it! (I have always had a secret crush on sunburst mirrors). When I first saw yours I thought is was mother of pearl (which is gorgeous!) Great job!

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  18. Absolutely AWESOME. I'm going to have to give this a try!

    Bernadette
    www.b3homedesigns.blogspot.com

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  19. Michelle,
    Looks fantastic! What a fun and thrifty idea! I just love your light hanging over your bed!
    Dee Dee

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  20. LOVE the mirror! Fantastic job - so easy, so pretty! Now, that bedroom ... it's gorgeous! What a beautiful retreat! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade. :)

    Roeshel

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  21. That is beautiful! I just might have to make one of my own! I also love LOVE the colors of your room! Very elegant!

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  22. wow wow wow... this is really wow.... can u put up a tutorial on the headboard please please pretty please

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  23. Tis beautiful! You've very creative and very energetic!
    Brenda

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  25. Very creative...who would have ever thought to use wood shims? Great project!

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  26. Your bedroom is gorgeous and your mirror is brilliant! Saw this at the Weekend Wrap Up Party over at TT&J.

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  27. When I saw this on Tater tots and jello party link up, I thought oh I want to see how she did hers because I am just starting to make one as well. And guess what? I bought the same shims at Home Depot last week as you did to do mine! Great minds think alike huh? I got my inspiration from the new designer Ballard design has in their catalog. Since I have 15 16" round mirrors left over from my daughters wedding from a year ago, I decided what the heck, why not try making a starburst mirror out of one of them. Yours looks beautiful. Can't wait to make mine. And I love your bedroom. Damask, how can you go wrong :)

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  28. this is beautiful. your bedding is gorgeous.

    your header makes me crave FALL even more. scrumptious!

    happy weekend.
    kellie

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  29. you never cease to amaze me dear! this is no exception...what a fabulous project, and amazing staging for this picture series! yahoo for that, you did a wonderful job!

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  30. What a great idea. I've been thinking it might be a good DIY project but hadn't seen it done yet. I love yours.

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  31. I really like the look of this mirror - retro and modern, and the gloss white really pops against the brown wall. And I too love your headboard :)

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  32. Very cute, it's nice to see a project with those shims, I'm always wondering about those... :).

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  33. Beautiful. Simple. Elegant... I love it AND your space! Great idea - I'm wanting to convert my round mirror by adding a sunburst to it -this may just do the trick! Thanks for sharing Michelle...

    :D Lynda

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  34. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Looks great! I love the bedroom- the headboard is amazing!

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  35. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! You truly inspire me everytime I come here. You have an amazing eye, and I am continually blown away. Thanks for sharing another great idea!

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  36. your room looks amazing :) come on over and link up to MMM!

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  37. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I have been searching everywhere for a round mirror for over our bed, and this is PERFECT! Just went and bought my supplies and the spraypaint it drying! Can't wait to finish and hang it up! Thanks SO much for posting this!!!

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  38. This looks so beautiful over your bed! Whoever knew shims could be transformed into something spectacular! Thanks for sharing the instructions - you did an amazing job on this!

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  39. It looks great against the darker wall. I love the contrast and it seems like a project I will put on my to-do list. Thanks!

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  40. I said I was going to make it and I did. It's finished and looks perfect over our bed. Thanks again for the tutorial. Here's my post:
    http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunburst-mirror.html

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  41. Oh I am inspired Michelle! What a great job! I giggled when you said you find yourself passing by thr room just to look at it! lol
    That sounds like me!
    Im your newest follower (purehunnybee) and Im looking forward to getting to know you!
    Come and visit!

    Deborah :)

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  42. Michelle.


    My mom and I are doing this project as I type. But, if we glue the mirror down first, how in the world do you get the shims underneath it...especially the second layer?

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  43. Grace,
    The shims are just glued up to the mirror and the second layer goes on top hiding the gap. None of the shims are underneath the mirror.

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  44. Thanks so much for that tip! My mom and I are laughing at ourselves right now.

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  45. Did you use a high temp glue gun or just a regular mini one that most draftees have?

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  46. Anon, I used a regular high temp glue gun but I don't see why a mini wouldn't work.

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  47. Wow, the room look really stunning. Also very relaxing. Like the design of the mirror.

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