A few days later, I'm introduced to this sunburst mirror by Ballard Design thanks to Addicted 2 Decorating. Can I say love and I had a totally, I can do this myself moment. By the way this mirror sells for $349.00.
Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating was going to initially do this one, but as she set hers up, figured out her plan for the one she made. Here's how she set it up, genius!
So off to Home Depot and Michael's I went. Bought my supplies and got to work. I bought 2 packs of the long cedar shims at Home Depot, a 12" floral ring and an 18" floral ring at Michael's, lots of glue sticks.
I used the same setup as Kristi, and just glued the shims onto the floral rings. I played around with the spacing a bit before actually gluing to see what look I liked best.
I did one row all the way around.
I glued another row on top filling in the holes/gaps at a different length. I didn't actually cut the shims, I just placed them closer to the center of the ring.
and another row at varying height again.
I think it was about three rows around in varying lenghts and then a fourth row to fill in where needed.
I ended up taking three trips to Michael's. Awesome. The first mirror I bought was like 7 inches. This mirror is huge and it looked ridiculous on it. So I went back after work yesterday and bought a 10 inch mirror. You can see it in the picture below, still too small.
I went back to Michael's and bought a 14 inch mirror and I'm loving that it has a bezel. Looks more finished.
I very excitedly hot glued the back and yes, the hot glue dried. So I had to peel it all off and glued with Epoxy, I would've used wood glue if I had it.
I sat some heavy books on it and let it dry.
I am totally in love with it. It's HUGE, 39 inches to be exact. I'm not sure where I'm going to hang it, but it will find a spot in my house quickly.
2 packs of cedar shims $10
2 floral rings $5.00 (40% on the big one)
14 inch mirror $5.00 (40% coupon)
Total cost about $20.00.
Awesome and it really did not take me more than 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Well, if you include the time and gas wasted to Michael's, that's a different story.
I'll post a picture when we hang it. What do you think?
Edit to Post: We just hung the mirror and after about an hour the mirror fell,but didn't break. I did not mix the epoxy glue before I put it on the back of the mirror. Totally did not read the instructions. However, this morning one of the wisest bloggers I know, Gail at My Repurposed Life left me a comment about the glue that I used. She actually recommended that I use mirror mastic sold in hardware stores. I will be heading to Home Depot to get this tomorrow.
You can see my mirror hanging here.