Friday, August 27, 2010

A Sunburst Mirror ~ DIY Style

This DIY sunburst mirror project is attending Frugal Friday over at the Shabby Nest. Click here for the tutorial on how to make this mirror!


I am loving the fresh look this sunburst mirror brings to the entry.

before



The mirror was painted ivory, to tie in with the stencil design recently painted on an adjacent wall. A little peek of it can be seen reflected in the mirror.




After hanging the mirror above the console, it became clear what this spot needed was a table lamp. I headed off to HomeGoods, hoping to find a lamp with a nice shape. The color didn't matter, it could just be refinished. So it was a happy bonus when this lamp, in a perfect shade to coordinate with the slipper chair, was waiting on the shelf.


I don't know why I didn't place a lamp here before. It casts a wonderful soft light at night, much nicer than turning on the harsher overhead lighting.


I'll be trying this project again, probably a smaller version, using these bamboo sticks painted a wonderful color. Perhaps a steel gray, orange, or even a brilliant green. So many options...


Enjoy your weekend and look for my latest Houzz Ideabook tomorrow, in which I explore a little pink!

77 comments :

  1. I LOVE the way this turned out! And I love the little area you created! I am going to try this too! Another thing to add to my "list"!

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Yep, it's great. Love it! Want one!

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  3. Does everything you do turn out like magic? You're like Midas! I love this as I do all your projects. You are quickly becoming my idol!

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  4. Does everything you do turn out like magic? You're like Midas! I love this as I do all your projects. You are quickly becoming my idol!

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  5. This turned out beautifully! I must try it now! That lamp is perfect there! Thanks for sharing with our.

    Nicole

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  6. This mirror turned out so awesome. Now, I just need to find some time! and the console table is to die for!

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  7. OK..that is pretty darn special!

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  8. wow! i LOOOOVE it. looks really great!

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  9. Once again, a home run! Your creativity knows no bounds! And the possibilities are endless for this one - I love the idea of painting it a fun color. What a great impact piece.

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  10. It looks FANTASTIC. And as my husband would say, not homemade at all! (I think that's his highest compliment).

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  11. WOW! That turned out great. It's bigger than I thought it would be. But it's the perfect size for over your console. And the lamp is perfect. Homegoods have the best lamps.

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  12. It looks SPECTACULAR, Janell! I absolutely love the shot of it head on. It has a kind of motion, almost. Do you see it? Anyway, I have to think that someone somewhere is getting a little peeved at how all your beautiful projects might be taking business away from them. I mean, really!
    Smiles,
    Michiganhome

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  13. you did such an amazing work, beautiful!!!

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  14. You were right, the white looks great! Thank you for introducing me to Houzz as well. I got some great inspiration for some new projects I'm going to tackle this weekend.

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  15. It's so pretty! I love the chair next to the display! Have a great weekend!

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  16. I love it ! What a great space you have created.

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  17. Another fantastic project! This one will definitely be on my to do list.

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  18. yes! great job. the mirror adds such freshness to that spot. and the size is perfect.

    wonderful. I'm gonna do it!

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  19. I LOVE this!!! I've been looking for a fun project to get my hands on and this is perfect! Thank you for the inspiration and directions!

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  20. yay! i love how large and quirky it is. it is so hard to find unique pieces for our homes, and this mirror has personality overload! love it.

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  21. I just gasped out loud when I saw your first picture! Honestly, I saw your last post and knew it would look great, but that is stunning :) I know you're loving it!

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  22. i love it! thinkin i'm going to make a set to flank a cabinet in my living room. thanks for sharing.

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  23. Thanks! I was seriously surprised at the result of this project and will be doing another version in the future.

    TIP! I forgot to mention in the tutorial to make certain the hanging hardware is ALREADY in place on the back of the mirror prior to attaching the branches. It would be hard to do so afterwards!

    Janell

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  24. Love it. You are so good at these things!

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  25. What a cute mirror, and that lamp is a score for HomeGoods! Serendipity!

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  26. Oh my word, such DIY loveliness, I'm so in love !! Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge will be competing, who gets to feature first !!!

    Fantastic!

    Kate

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  27. Wow...that looks FANTASTICK!!! Great job Janell! I've always wanted a starburst mirror but couldn't get over the sticker shock. Thanks for the great tutorial! Lisa

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  28. OMG! It looks stunning!!! Well done!

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  29. Looks so amazing love it! Your lamps looks so pretty too :)

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  30. It is gorgeous! You did it again. Such creative talent!

    xo,
    cristin

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  31. It looks amazing Janell!! And I do believe your stars are in line - with the luck of finding the perfect lamp to go with the chair. You should never half to turn on the overhead again. Love it all. Looking forward to Houzz. Enjoy your weekend.

    -Rene

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  32. I love how this mirror turned out! Really looks fantastic! I love the color on the lamp and chair too- what a find to be able to pick something that matched so perfectly! :)

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  33. It turned our really nice, Janell! I love the lamp, too! :)

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  34. It looks fantastic! I love the color of the lamp with the color of the console table!

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  35. It looks fantastic! I love the color of the lamp with the color of the console table!

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  36. Janell it looks beautiful! This could pass for a couple $100. Great job, I can't wait to start mine if I can find the time!

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  37. So fun! I bet your guests never guess you made it.

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  38. I love it! I need to make one of those!

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  39. SO chic! And affordable and easy, too. Thanks for the ideas!

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  40. This turned out great! Love it!

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  41. I'm loving it !! I couldn't wait to see it today, after your demo yesterday

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  42. That looks fantastic! I just might have to give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

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  43. It looks great, Janell! Love that you put it in the entryway, really liking the new vignette that it inspired. Gotta love HomeGoods lamps! The unexpected combo of that soft buttery yellow and subtle blue is really pretty!!

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  44. I looks STUNNING! and the new lamp is a perfect touch with your beautiful chair. :)

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  45. It looks so good...looks like you solved your entry way dilemma :)

    Have a great weekend! xo Jade

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  46. I swear you must have a magic wand over there! The new mirror certainly added an element of fun to your entryway! Way to go Janell!

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  47. Ooh, fab! I love the mirror, the lamp, the chair, everything. I can't believe you made the mirror yourself! You could sell those things for big bucks. :-)

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  48. Somehow, I've stopped getting your feeds! That's no good ! I'm going to resubscribe, cause I don't like missing anything you do. Gotta scroll down and catch up. Can't wait to see what you've been up to....love the lamp too!

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  49. Sooooo awesome -- as if it would have been anything different. You gotta start your own show!!!! Just look at all of us fans!

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  50. You are truly amazing. Love it!!!!

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  51. LOVE this Janell and will totally be making one for that gigantor wall in my stairwell.

    bernadete
    www.b3homedesigns.blogspot.com

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  52. This has moved to the top of my list of things to do! I have been wanting a sunburst mirror for above our bed SO BAD.

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  53. So creative! Great job. And every time I see one of your blue slipper chairs I drool.

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  54. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Looks wonderful - I can't believe what an easy diy project that worked out to be! It looks great in your entryway.
    Morgan @ PDB

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  55. Beautiful! I love sunburst mirrors and I love sticks and this is the perfect combo! I featured it on my blog today!

    http://www.dwellingsbydevore.com/2010/08/more-turquoise-love.html

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  56. HELP!! How did you keep the glue from sticking to the mirror! I am using the same sticks, the same mirror and a glue gun and some of the sticks keep falling off!! I have even reapplied a more generous dose of glue and it's not working!

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  57. Hi Jenn,
    Is the glue getting hot enough? According to the directions you need to apply the material to the glue within 15 seconds and I found I had to hold each branch in place for about 10 seconds, applying pressure, as the glue set. Once I did that it worked really well.

    Also, are your branches larger or longer? I think the length and side I used was probably the biggest, ie the heaviest, that one could use and still have them be able to become stable on the smaller mirror frame surface.

    Another idea, that I got from someones comment, would be to attach the branches to the backside of the mirror. This would certainly provide a larger area for the branches to become secured to.

    Please contact me again if these suggestions don't help!! Janell

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  58. never commented before, but love your blog and have been stalking it for a while :) can you tell me what paint color you used in your entry? thank you!!

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  59. Thanks so much for your prompt response to my dilemma! I finally finished the mirror after re-gluing the sticks three times! Please see the post I made on my blog: johnandjennlauffer.wordpress.com and THANK YOU!

    FYI: The ikea sticks behind the mirror wouldn't work because they bend all different ways. I think that idea would work with those bamboo sticks you suggest because they are straight!

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  60. This is stunning and beautiful. I would love to have one for my house! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  61. Just wanted to let you know we finished our diy starburst - inspired by yours! It's here: http://akadesign.ca/index.php/2010/10/diy-starburst-its-finished/

    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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  62. I LOVE this mirror! It looks great above your console table, I also love your lamp. I also created a DIY sunburst mirror, but out of wood shims.

    http://adeterminedeffort.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-sunburst-mirror.html?spref=bl

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  63. I've loved this mirror since you first posted it over a year ago! I finally got ours made and hung a few weeks ago!

    Thanks for all of your hard work. You are inspiring!

    http://sunshineontheinside.blogspot.com/2011/11/getting-guest-ready-sunburst-style.html

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  64. Janell, this is GORGEOUS and you inspired me to make my own. Yet, as I got to Michaels to get the supplies, I ended up going a slightly different way - thought you might like a peeksie:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=376644349028013&set=a.249453388413777.82398.241867859172330&type=1&ref=nf

    I couldn't get a good picture of it for the life of me, but you get the idea. The center is a mosiac made of sea glass. I couldn't really do a mirror because of where I wanted to place it; it would have been hit with glare of direct sunlight all afternoon (which could have been annoying).

    Thank you so much - I love my new sunburst!

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  65. looking wonderful...I can't believe how easy it working to be..like the mirror.

    window shutters clayton, ca

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  66. I'm a day late and a dollar short here, but that table under the mirror is adorable! Where did you get it?!

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  67. It was found at Pottery Barn about 8 years ago, since then I've repainted it and in love with it all over again. :)

    Janell

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  68. Beautiful! What size mirror is that? It looks like a 10 inch.

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