Sunburst Mirror Makeover

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I finally joined the sunburst mirror party...and I’m only about 2 years late. Better late than never?
After I finished the headboard in the master bedroom I knew I needed to find something to hang on the wall above it. I had sunburst on the brain, but those suckers are expensive. I was planning to DIY one, but then I saw this pin from Kate aka Centsational Girl:

A sunburst mirror for $30 and it’s available at my local Home Depot? SOLD!
Just for reference, Ballard Designs sells a similar mirror for $99 and it’s actually 9 inches smaller…

Anyway, the gold finish ain’t my thang, but before I changed anything I wanted to make sure that I really liked the mirror and that it fit the space. If it didn’t work out, it would be pretty impossible to return a spray painted mirror.

I loved it, so it was spray paint time! A couple coats of Rustoleum Metallic Paint/Primer in Satin Nickel later and I had a whole new mirror. I let it cure in the garage for a couple days so we wouldn’t have spray paint fumes in the bedroom. I hated having to wait, but now it’s hung and I love it!

I still need throw pillows and want new lamps, but the mirror makes the room look a lot more finished.

Let’s end this with a close up – the top and bottom sections reflect the new color the best. *swoon*

OK, who else has a sunburst mirror and how long have you had it for? I remember seeing them all over the blogs a couple years ago, so as usual, I’m way behind on a trend. Although, I think the sunburst can be classic and not just trendy.

5 comments:

  1. It's so pretty and I love it in that color!!! I'm like you; I'm usually behind on the trends. I just don't have the money to run out and buy stuff as soon as it comes out so I have to wait and plan out my purchases more. But I totally agree that a sunburst mirror is a classic look that looks good anytime, even when it's not the latest thing. Things that work that well in any room never go out of style!
    I LOVE the headboard too btw!!

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  2. Sam, it's perfect. I love that you sprayed it to fit your room.

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  3. Beautiful! And what a great color. $30 is such a great deal!

    I like how the shape of the mirror kinda looks like a flower too :)
    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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  4. Sooo love your blog!!! I love your post about how you say goodnight to your headboard, good stuff :) Your latest reader

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  5. Much more into silver/platinum/nickel tones than gold. So this is a work of art in my eyes!

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