The switch from Dark Victorian to Retro Funk has begun!!! I am really happy with how it is all coming together and I can't wait to see it all completed. One of my first projects for the living room was a sunburst mirror. Apparently they are back in style because I have been seeing them all over the place lately!
Here is my version and it only cost $3!!!
I started out by picking up some small dowel rods (1/8" x 12") $.99/pk at JoAnn Fabrics and a 5" mirror at Dollar Tree for $1 (with the candle holders). This project also used some items I already had on hand: hot glue gun, box cutter, 16 gauge wire, acrylic paint, and a foam paint brush.
I started by hot gluing four of the dowel rods together at their original size. Then I took four more rods and used the box cutter to cut them each down to about 9" long. I glued to the first four, alternating long and short.
This will all be covered so there is no need to be neat. I do suggest putting down some cardboard or something else to keep from gluing them to your surface.
Fill the rest in with your remaining dowel rods. Cut them down with a box cutter and arrange in whatever way makes you happy. Cover the entire center with a bunch of hot glue to keep everything in place.
Use a foam brush to cover with a fun shade of acrylic paint. Most of the sunburst mirrors you will see out there are a metallic color but I wanted to add a pop of color so I chose a bright orange.
Once the paint is dry, hot glue the mirror to the center.
Cut about a 3" piece of 16 gauge wire and bend to form a hook to hang it by. Hot glue this to the back.
All finished! I had picked up some little 3/4" inch mirrors at JoAnn's for about 10/$1 to add to some of the ends but I decided that I liked the way it looked without them.
I love the way it turned out! It added a pop of color and funk to a blank wall.
Now I just need to decide what color to paint the walls:
I really like the one on the far right. I just want to find something a shade lighter so that all of the rooms aren't the same exact shade.
I also need to pick up some pretty gerber daisies for my Coca-Cola vases. :)