Forgive me for all of my design drooling as of late. It’s all packing tape and bubble wrap for the hubby and I right now, and the dream of an empty home to decorate is just too much to tune out. On to today’s decorating DO … I have always been drawn to sunburst (a.k.a., starburst) mirrors in design. I imagine that’s the point, these gilded mirrors serve as such a strong focal point in a room.
And now (drumroll) …
A la P.S. I Made This:
To create your own sunburst mirror, start by gluing down wooden dowels (available at all major home improvement stores) to a cardboard circle base. Continue to glue and rotate in a circular motion. Hold in place till each dowel has set before moving onto the next. After applying ample amounts of glue, add extra cardboard support wedges between dowels to hold in place. Add another circular piece of cardboard to the top, which the mirror will be placed upon. To create the mirror: glue ping pong balls along the outside edges with your glue gun. Add a rope detail around the mirror for another rich detail. Using gold spray paint (P.S.- Krylon is my favorite), spray both the dowels and mirror on a covered surface outdoors. You will need a few coats! Adhere the mirror to the sunburst base by using either a glue gun (depending on the weight of your mirror) or a stronger adhesive if necessary. Use wall mounting accessories to hang your sunburst mirror. P.S. – Have fun, Sunshine!