DIY Sunburst Mirror

Have you noticed those beautiful sunburst mirrors that keep popping up on home design blogs and in home design magazines? Have you also noticed that most of them carry a pretty big price tag? We’re talking upwards of $300 here. Granted, I’m sure there are some more affordable options, but what would you say if I told you there’s a sunburst mirror that costs about $13?

Did you have a mini freak out? I know, it’s exciting!

I can’t take credit for this DIY project, all credit goes to Jacky over at Small Home & Garden Love. So, I’ll give you the link to her instructions on how she made her very own sunburst mirror and then I’ll give you a few pointers on how I made mine slightly different.

Here’s the link to her instructions! And here is my finished sunburst mirror:

DIY Sunburst Mirror


Pretty, right? Okay, so I chose to do things a little differently from Jacky:

1. I used an 8″ scalloped mirror (only because I couldn’t find a non-scalloped one at JoAnn) instead of the 5″ mirror she used.

2. When she talks about making the different marks on the cardboard and says her 2nd circle is about an inch from the edge…well, since my mirror is larger I decided to make mine about halfway between the center dot and the edge. Worked perfectly!

3. I also chose to cut my skewers at 3″, 4″, and 5″. This will make more sense once you’ve read through her directions.

4. Finally, like Jacky, I ran into a slight issue with gluing the ring to the mirror but nothing too bad. I used Gorilla Super Glue Gel (I already had this at home). The gel part makes the glue a little easier to manage.

So here’s my sunburst mirror cost breakdown:

o   Mirror – $3.59 (reg. $5.99 at JoAnn but I used a 40% off coupon)
o   Ring – $1.79 at JoAnn
o   Picture Hangers – $2.09 (reg. $3.49 at JoAnn but I used another 40% coupon. Gotta love those coupons!)
o   Skewers – $2 at Big Lots
o   Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic Spray Paint – $3.57 at Walmart
o   Hot Glue & Super Glue – Already had
o   Cardboard – Already had

Total cost: $13.04

Here are some other pictures of the mirror actually hung up in our master bedroom. I just love it!

DIY Sunburst Mirror

DIY Sunburst Mirror


What do you think? Let me know if you have any issues making yours and I’ll be more than happy to help! Afterward, post a link to your finished product, I’d love to see it. 




Barn Doors…Can’t Get Enough!

Wow! So, um, it’s been a while, huh? Sorry about that. We have a lot of things in the works but nothing completely finished yet. Rest assured, as soon as we start finishing some of these projects then we’ll post them.

In the meantime, here’s some sliding barn door inspiration! Because, I mean, who doesn’t love a great sliding barn door? I wish there was some place in my house I could incorporate one, but for right now I’ll just drool over them via my computer screen.

Yellow Barn DoorYellow Barn Door via House*Tweaking

Grand Barn Door EntranceGrand Barn Door Entrance via Design to Inspire

Blue Barn DoorsBlue Barn Doors via Frog Hill Designs

Grey Barn DoorsGrey Barn Doors via Design Sponge

That last one is my favorite with the awesome rug and chandelier and the colors. If I had a mountain cabin, it would be that great mix of rustic and modern.

I’m sure the barn doors are just a fad and will eventually fade away, but I’ll just enjoy this very cool decor/architectural deign element and longingly wish for my own.

Have you seen a barn door that is just to die for? Share the link!

Until my next design obsession,