August 25, 2009

A Knock Off Knock Out for Rewind Wednesday

rewind buttonKnock off Knock out button. jpg This post was originally written for Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. But seeing as my sunburst mirror project is about turning something inexpensive into something that looks like something more expensive, today I’m linking it to KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT at It’s So Very Cheri. Her budget makeover blog party is on all this week – be sure to check it out here. And seeing as this is a post from our archives, it’s also this week’s Rewind Wednesday post :-)

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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 sunburst mirrors…

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

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suppliesmirrorsThe supplies I used are:

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

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.

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

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Followed by a couple of coats of silver paint

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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…

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

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And a close-up

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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!!

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Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

I loved this post the first time around - and still do!

I was at Home Outfitters tonight and saw a mirror just like your finished product - for $369.99!!! I love when that happens!

Puna said...

You are very talented...that mirror looks like a $1000.

Kristin@Boulevard Interior Design said...

That looks great!! I love sunburst mirrors.

Meg said...

Really great transformation! Well done :)

Gayle said...

I remember this post and I still love your starburst mirror!

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

how funny - I am looking for a sunburst mirror in silver for my office. love what you did here!



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