Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY Gold Sunburst Mirror for $10

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Hi everyone! So, you may not know, but I'm redoing my bedroom...again. :) I know, I just updated it a little bit earlier this year, but sometimes bigger things just need to change instead of just new bedding and lamps. So, I've been looking to make some cute sunburst mirrors for the side of the bed. I priced a few out that I liked and the cheapest one was $30. But, the probably is that  I would need two. So, I came up with a way to make one instead for $10...and I like to think looks far better than the $30 or even $50 ones I was looking at.
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
 I know, you've probably seen a ton of these mirrors that have been made with paint sticks. I don't know about you, but I'm not one to waltz into Home Depot and ask for like 50 paint sticks. I feel weird asking for a few extra as is. lol. So, I had some extra wood shims on hand from a previous project and thought they would look awesome for this mirror. The wood shims normally are about $1.50 per pack.

Here are the supplies I used:
2 packs of wood shims
1 wood charger (found at Hobby Lobby)
1 beveled edge mirror (Hobby Lobby)
Hot glue
Spray paint (I used Krylon's Gold)
Picture hanging brackets

DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
 For the first step, turn the charger upside down and start hot gluing the shims around the back side equally distanced. I had the thicker part of the shims glued to the charger and the thinner edges on the outside.
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
 I thought this would be good enough, but then turned it over and thought it looked a little...well, weird.
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
 So, I grabbed some more shims and glued them in the middle of the other shims.
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
Before adding the mirror, you'll want to add your hanging bracket. I just used this d-bracket. The piece itself is pretty light, so this has held up nice...even with the crazy nail ;)
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
Spray paint the front of the piece now.

Next, glue on the mirror into the middle of the charger. When you get your mirror, make sure you get the kind that slopes at the edge or else it might look unfinished:
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
 And there you go! This is a pretty big mirror...especially for only costing $10. For me, it was really only like $7 which is even better since I had the shims on hand :)

I just love everything about this mirror. It turned out far better than I could imagine and completely adds so much to the room.
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
 The gold and the wood works great too. You can still see the wood grain which I completely love.
DIY Sunburst Mirror for $10, made using wood shims from the hardware store!
So, the way to get this down to $10 is use your coupons and what you have on hand. I used a coupon for the charger and mirror, and the shims for me were from a different project, so free :) But if you get the shims, it should only cost $1.50 each pack. And obviously, the smaller you make this the cheaper it would be.

That brings us to this month's (October...ahh!!) Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle Series. Go check out these wonderful girls and give them some love :)
Repurpose October collage
Upcycled Pillows by Bigger Than the Three of Us
Repurposed Fan Belt Display by Life as a Thrifter


And on another note, remember that project back in the day that my husband thought I was crazy to do? ...oh wait, he says that about everything lol. This one:
http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2011/03/pvc-pipe-mirror.html

Well, it's been entered to a Thumb's Up Challenge by Bob Vila! I would love for you all to vote for me! And to sweeten the pie, if I win, I promise I'll share my earnings with you all in a giveaway :)

You can vote once a day now through October 31st, and doing it on the laptop and phone count differently :) Click here to vote, or the badge below! You are all so awesome :)
http://www.bobvila.com/thumbs-up/7-vote-for-your-favorite-pvc-pipe-projects

5 comments:

  1. Turned out amazing and I had no idea wood shims where that cheap!

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  2. Love the mirror, so much nicer than many other DIY's I've seen. I voted for you!
    xoKathleen

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  3. Absolutely brilliant! I wouldn't have thought about using a charger in the center! I agree, it's definitely the best diy sunburst I have seen!

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  4. Okay I have like 10 of these pinned and this one is by far my new favorite! Thanks for sharing! I also love the look with the gold and wood grain! Gorgeous!

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  5. What size it the wood charger and mirror that you used? I want to make one but hobby lobby doesn't carry the wood chargers anymore so I need to order one. So cute!!!

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