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June 21, 2009

Sunburst mirror makeover

meta monday starmirror furniture seenThanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting the weekly Met Monday blog party :-) It’s a great opportunity for everyone to share and be inspired by makeover projects, big and small :-) This week, I have a mirror makeover to show you.

I really like sunburst mirrors. A couple of months ago, I picked one up at HomeSense for $50. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but I figured I could jazz it up a bit and hopefully make it look more like one of these mirrors…

mosaic little gray pixel bedroom flickr bridges-starburst-mirror-tobi fairley baker_starburst1 home glamour blogmirror HH

This is the mirror I started out with. A bit plain, but a good starting point…

before 1

suppliesmirrorsThe supplies I used are:

  • Spray primer
  • Spray paint
  • Painters tape
  • Exacto knife
  • Little mirrors (three sizes)
  • Hot glue gun

I wasn’t crazy about the brassy finish, so I spray painted the mirror silver. I started with taping off all the mirrors with painters tape. Not a bad project to do outdoors on the deck in the sunshine :-) I rubbed the tape on really well to make sure there were no air bubbles for the paint to sneak under.

before 2

Then I sprayed both sides with a couple of coats of primer…

before 3

Followed by a couple of coats of silver paint…

before 4

And then hubby and I glued on the little mirrors. I set them out randomly on each spike, and hubby followed behind with the hot glue gun.

And this is how it turned out — hanging on the bedroom wall…

after 3

…and hanging outside on the patio. This will likely be its home for the summer.

after 1

And a close-up…

after close

Not quite as elegant as my inspiration mirrors, but not too bad :-) And the whole project, including the original mirror, cost less than $100 — that’s REALLY not bad!!

Blog_Award_thumb And on a totally unrelated topic… thank you, Gayle at Planet M Files for giving us the One Lovely Blog Award :-) It’s the second time we’ve received this award, so I guess we must be doing something right!! :-)

Don’t forget to head back to Between Naps on the Porch and check out more Met Monday transformations…

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36 comments:

Velvet and Linen said...

You are the little Martha Stewart!
Great job. Enjoy your mirror.

xo
Brooke

Melissa Marie said...

Love this!!! What a great project...at a very reasonable price!

Kammy said...

Cool !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

You did a beautiful job! Very nice! It's so great when you can take something off the rack and make it extra special.
~Michelle

marty39 said...

Some how you dropped off my list. So glad I found you again. The mirror is just awesome. Love it. I'll be back. Hugs, Marty

Robin said...

Love the finished product! What a great idea!
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Kelly ~ That looks fantastic! Just adding more little mirrors made a big difference; they actually make the mirror look a little bigger too! The color is great. Nicely done. I love the inspiration pics you shared. I think you did a great job!

Anna said...

that looks like a lot of work but the transformation with the silver color and extra mirrors looks great!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kelly...that is the coolest looking mirror! I do love it in silver and you really did make it look more like the inspiration pics! Love it!
Susan
P.S. I love that your DH helped, too...how nice is that! :-)

Donna @ dh designs said...

This must be one of your spray-painting projects you mentioned - what a great job you did! And placing it on the patio is a great idea - give the outdoor some indoor style!

Thanks for the comment on our big day. You should try one of the courses, if only to make some great new contacts. Who knows, we may end up at the same one!!!

Have a great week!

Barbara said...

Wow! That is awsome!

Shelia said...

Wow! Kelly, this is specatacular! It looks fantastic! Is there anything you can't do? ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Maya said...

The mirror looks awesome..., and I love it against that painted brick wall!

qerat said...

Great job Kelly.
It can look good anywhere.

mbkatc230 said...

I love this! I have always loved sunburst mirrors, and you did a great job dressing this one up. It looks fantastic against the brick wall. Kathy

petra voegtle said...

Hi Kelly - I especially love the idea of placing it on the patio wall - this will be a real eyecatcher!
Greetings, Petra

Linda said...

Wonderful improvement on that sunburst - very nice! Linda

amariaf2000 said...

WOW! I never think of this kind of creative stuff when I'm in the store...how you had the finished product in your head amazes me!
~angela @ peonypatch

Maria Killam said...

Very impressive Kelly! Love the way you showed the entire process!

Gayle said...

Kelly, that is so pretty! I really love it. I would love to try this project. Where did you find the little mirrors that you added?

Michelle said...

I love sunburst mirrors too! You did a terrific job "embellishing" yours! It looks great and I like it silver too!

kahlanne said...

I have never liked those mirrors before but now I am changing my mind. I really love yours. You did a great job. Thanks for posting it.

Brenda said...

It looks so completely different! I love the idea of the mirror effect. Especially outdoors. You did a remarkable job with this. And you should be proud to tell everyone who visits that it is a custom job you did yourself!
Brenda

DesignTies said...

Kelly - who is away at her cottage until later today and only has dial-up internet - has asked me to thank everyone who's commented so far on her fun sunburst mirror post and to promise that she'll be visiting everyone's blogs later today!!

Before you navigate away from Kelly's post, why not read about and enter our giveaway... you'll find a link on the top of our side-bar!!

Victoria @ DesignTies

Kim said...

I love the silver color and adding the extra mirrors gave it a lot more pizazz.

g.suzie said...

I like your style, you've done a wonderful job tweaking the mirrors and making them yours!

mrsben said...

Very creative Kelly! If it's missing tomorrow off your patio, you are going to know who took it. -Brenda-

janet said...

wow, that looks great kelly. Good for you. These blogs have inspired me to remake things over.
hugs
janet

Ideezine said...

Kelly,
All right! Now were talking genine restyled interior pieces. Next incarnation you could turn it into a wall clock. (On the center mirror, cut out a small hole for motor. Add clock hands with motor, numbers by gluing them on, rehang)
Like magic restyle!

Great post on variety of sunburst mirrors.

Bette

Marie said...

Hello Kelly - very cool mirror! Fabulous.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Awesome Sara said...

omg watch out martha stewart!!! you did a great job!!! i have always loved sunburst mirrors but i have an electic, ethnic home i never bought one bc i had always felt it would look outta place. help.

Modern Ottawa said...

Great job on the mirror. I like your version the best :)

Marie

Diane Schuller said...

what a very well done DIY on your sunburst mirror. I love the final result.

I also love the sample image you showed (by Home Glamor) with a different sunburst mirror on that dark foyer wall -- oooh, like that.

I don't do nearly as many DIYs as I used to -- but I know how good it feels to complete a project.

Leona Gaita said...

It's great to take something that's just so-so, and turn it into something totally unique and beautiful. Nicely done!

Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS said...

I've long loved sunburst mirrors. Great to see so many of them in one place! Thanks for sharing.

janet said...

hi again kelly...lol thank you so much for such kind words for my daughter, its an exciting time and i will so miss her in september, but i know i have to let her go, we are so proud of her. Im not sure if the true color of her dress showed up on the monitor, but it is purple. The funny thing is when she picked this dress, i thought of you, and it may not show in the pictures well but her boyfriends shirt is the identical shade of purple as her dress and his tye was purple and silver, they looked fantastic together. Tomorrow night is the grad ceremoni, I likely wont sleep a wink tonight, i have major butterflies as im so excited but yet so nervous for her. Yes, the park bench photo was taken by our second daughter, is another one of my favorites that she has taken, love the simple serene look. Thanks once again kelly for your sweet words that i actually find very comforting too.
hugs
janet

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