I'm so honored to be participating in the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours Fall 2014, thanks so much to Lindsay for organizing it and inviting me! If you're stopping by from Eleven Gables, welcome! I'm so glad that you're here!
We don't have a current home tour, so I decided to include a DIY project tutorial (after all, I LOVE DIY)!
When I think of fall, I think of candlelight, rustic texture, and metallics, so I created a vignette above my campaign dresser.
I know that DIY starburst mirrors have been around for a while, but I've never tried one, so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity!
The uneven, imperfect bamboo gives it the perfect (slightly) rustic fall touch!
Here's how I did it.
12" round mirror (found at Michaels)
Bamboo (5' packs (6 per pack) qty 3) (found at Home Depot)
Gold Spray Paint
First, I traced my 12" round mirror with a pencil, then I drew a circle about two inches larger and cut both out. The outer ring to is glue the bamboo, the inner ring is glued to the mirror. The surface of the ring sits flush with the mirror, so that the bamboo overlap the face of the mirror.
Then, I glued the mirror in place with mirror adhesive.
I cut bamboo at random lengths (about 4" - 10") with the jigsaw. The chop saw would have been preferable, but ours is currently at our Maryland house ..
Then I started gluing the pieces in place with all purpose adhesive. Something clear but thick, like E6000 would have been preferable.
I created a paper template measuring 1/4", 1/2", and 3/4" away from the edge and varied the amount inset, but it still has a uniform look. Since the bamboo sits above the floor, I braced it with extra cork and magazines that I had laying around the house.
Once dry, I gave it a few light coats of Montana Gold spray paint - Gold Chrome.
Finally, once the spray paint dried, I glued a thin piece of plywood to the back to connect the two rings and attached hanging hardware.
The candlelight feels extra cozy and fallish! I love how the light reflects!
Mirror: $2.50 (with 60% off coupon at Micheals)
Plywood and Adhesive on hand, but would cost around $15
Spray paint: $6.00
Under $20!! Not bad for a custom mirror!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to This, That & Life to finish up the tour!!