While recently scouring one of my favorite blogs, Nesting Place, I had some serious drool happening when I saw this.
While I could easily desire everything in the picture, I honed in on the sunburst mirror and then frantically read the Nester's fairly simple DIY instructions. Wooh- sigh of relief- I could do this without getting gray hair!
My favorite part was that all you needed was poster board, a hot glue gun, and a small mirror. Anything I can make that is under 5 bones is good with me. So after gathering my supplies, and substituting masking tape for a glue gun (more on that later), I got to work.
For full, detailed instructions, visit the Nester's Sunburst Mirror DIY post. I followed them by the letter and it worked. Except for the whole glue gun thing. You'll see in just a minute.
|Supplies: trace paper,a small vanity mirror, scissors, a glue stick and 3 sheets of white poster board.|
|Trace paper worked well to make a template in 3 different sizes.|
|Poster board cut outs in 3 different sizes.|
|Starting to assemble...with tape mind you. |
I didn't have a glue gun and the glue stick wasn't sticking all that well.
|More tape holding it all together. Eventually I did go back with a|
hot glue gun (thanks Laura!) and reinforced the tape with hot glue.
|Here's a "keepin' it real" shot. Creativity = mess.|
|I wanted to put the mirror right above the black nesting tables.|
|But the black tables were too....black.|
|So I painted them. Alot. Like 5 coats. Note to self- use primer over a stained piece of furniture.|
|Some beach side finds add natural texture and fun memories.|
|Then I added the sunburst mirror and did a happy dance.|