DIY Weathered Sunburst Mirror

FINISHED!
I was recently inspired by a driftwood sunburst mirror from an earlier post, but it seems the beach at the end of my street isn't heavy on driftwood... just lots of shells, and I have another project for them.  So this past weekend my husband and I started taking down our fence, and the weather quality of the pickets was just perfect for this project.  You can use basically anything for this project so get creative.  (I want to frame the mirror in my son's bathroom with Matchbox cars next.) 

So first get yourself a mirror.  If it has a backing and/or existing frame skip the next step.  This one was a big 3' round that came with the house.

Next cut a thin piece of plywood an inch or two larger than the mirror.  Attach hanging brackets to the back.  Adhere mirror to the plywood.  I used contact cement. 

Use magazines to balance out the height of the plywood and start gluing on your branches/ pickets.  The strentgh of your glue depends on the weight and size of your choice of material. You can get away with hot glue for little mirrors.

I weighed down the glued edges while they dried with books, etc. to make sure they stuck.
Once dry (I let it go overnight),  hang and enjoy!

8 comments:

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

hello???? this mirror is FAB-U-LOUS!!!!! i love mirrors, adn i have an extra circular one (without a frame!!) lying around, so i may have to try this out. it looks great!

bluehydrangea said...

This is amazing!!! I may have to give this a try!! I am really enjoying your blog!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Is there ANYTHING you can't do???
Fabulous! You're my new blog love!! ok I'll stop with the comments now so you don't think I'm crazy. Come play at my blog! xo Erica
http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

annie said...

This is so stunning! I love that you made it from leftover stuff! It looks amazing with the pineapple lamp and I love those pillows too. I keep seeing that fabric...what is it?

Danika Herrick said...

Hi Annie,
Thanks! Its David Hick's La Fiorentina. Lee Jofa carries the line and it comes in a ton of great colorways. One of my favorites.
Thanks for following too!
Danika

mrs c. said...

love this mirror!!
just gorgeous!
only found your blog today - i'm kinda new to the housey blog thing.
thanks for sharing your wonderful idea.
mrs c. xox

classic • casual • home said...

You are so awesome! Following you!

Shana said...

This is gorgeous, I just love it! I have a suggestion if you ever want to change things up a little...what if you painted the raw edges of the posts an unexpected color, like orange or electric blue? It would be a great pop of color, and of course any errant paint is easily removed from the mirror. Just a thought!

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