DIY Sunburst Mirrors (using SHIMS!!)

I've been trying to step away from the Pinterest lately (old habits die hard). My motto in helping me conquer the beast is "10% Inspiration, 90% Perspiration." (I talked a little about this in my Alt panel.) But apparently I need to come up for air more often, because there is some magic happening in the blog world that I was completely unaware of.

Look at all these GREAT sunburst mirrors made from those cheapy packets of shims from the hardware store! Most of these finished mirrors are really quite big (22 - 40" in diameter) and the supplies cost less than $30! What the WHAT.


Natalie Roe and her sister, Rachel, emailed me a link to their version HERE. I love the staggered edges.




This Old House (do I like this one. Or not...)


Westerman Family (love the gray stain!)



K Sarah Designs (I love how big the mirror is on this one. It feels a little more functional than decorative. PS, love the styling.)


Momtastic (I'm more of a gold sunburst mirror type gal, but I really like this white painted version! And how pretty does it look hanging on top of the canopy curtains? Really cute.)


Did I miss any of your favorite shim sunburst tutorials?

25 comments:

Emily said...

I do love these! I think that Katie Bower did one over at Bower Power recently.

I like that they don't look cheap or DIY!

Ivy de Leon said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Christina Marie said...

Those look great! Don't feel bad, I hadn't seen these awesome DIY mirrors yet either! Thanks for sharing!
Christina
www.christinamarieinteriors.com

Mrs. Chic said...

Lovely!! I've seen it done with shims before, but not like this so much better and much more impact!!

Kristin Moon Thomson said...

I can't even believe how clever these mirrors are. I must have been taking an unconscious break from Pinterest too because this is the first I'm seeing. But you better believe I've found my weekend project. Love it!

Jillian said...

Love the mirror! AND it is way too hard to tear yourself away from Pinterest...its just too addictive!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Love the look, especially the K Sarah Designs.

Rachel Anderson said...

Thank you for featuring my mirror!

heather (love your space) said...

interesting--there have been so many with the shims (or paint stirs) flat-but these, using the SIDE of the shim? Well, so much better.

Lindsey said...

I saw these the other day on a different blog and it's so impressive. So creative!

Andrea said...

I have a tutorial on my blog, but I used long shims! I don't have a picture of it hung yet because we just moved, but will update when I do!

www.lifelovelarson.blogspot.com

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

it's never okay to step away from the pinterest, jenny. ha!

these are fab. and fit right into my budget! thanks for sharing~

Renee said...

Love these! The gray stained is my fav. Thanks for sharing!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I made one with a convex mirror for our backyard....LOVE it! Wood shims are pretty much amazing!

http://lm.inlinkz.com/go.php?i=48939&c=6969

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Alissa at 33 Shades of Green just made one too!

http://33shadesofgreen.blogspot.com/2012/01/wood-shim-sunburst-mirror.html

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Very very clever dahhling!

HannahJ said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE These- especially the less regular ones- pinning as we speak!!!

Kristen said...

Thank you for featuring my mirror! I've been following your blog for a long time (and am such a fan of your work!) so this was a pretty awesome surprise. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Those are so awesome!! And they look expensive! Love it

Bethany said...

wow - these all look GREAT. My favorite is the grayish washed one!!

Bethany
http://www.powellbrower.com/2012/01/hallway-zhushing.html

AlyB said...

Thanks for these other examples of shim starburst mirrors! Don't you love how such ordinary, utilitarian things can be transformed like this?

The Lettered Cottage and 26 to Life also posted tutorials for similar mirrors last summer:

http://theletteredcottage.net/diy-mirror/

http://www.twenty-six-to-life.com/2011/05/diy-sunburst-mirror.html

Sara Mason said...

Jenny can we follow you on Pinterest?

Kelly said...

You missed mine! I made my sunburst mirror with shims and I stained them walnut brown!

http://pinterest.com/pin/200621358370160547/
&
http://helloboudreau.blogspot.com/2011/11/do-it-myself.html

Genuinely,
Kelly

Jenna at Homeslice said...

It really is a great look for a tight budget! I love the grey stain!

Meghan said...

Jenny, your blog is like my design bible. I hope you will have your own book sometime in the near future. This was a fun project - here was our outcome...thanks for posting about this great idea :)

http://meghanmarymorrow.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunburst.html

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