Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In honor of today's sunshine

I got to roll down my windows today, not because I wanted to stick my head out like a dog, but simply because I was warm! Felt amazing, you should try it sometime. I also have a sunroof, which is new to me, and I kinda felt like I was in a roller coaster when I stick my hands out of it. Made my day.

In honor of the sun, I thought I'd share a little trend going on in the interior design world...and how to make one for super cheap-because these suckers can range from around $50 to $200 depending on how crazy you are. Don't know what I'm talking about? Here's a few examples:
www.shopmania.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com
I ventured (by bike! so eco...) over to Michael's to pick up some supplies. All you need is a mirror, wood circle, and wood rods. If I did this over again, I would go with thicker rods and a larger mirror...I would also wait until the end to spray paint. SO! I cut down the wood rods to size (about a foot each) and spray painted them black. I used a hot glue gun...just because it was handy. Probably best to use wood glue on this sucker but it seemed to work fine. 
Glue all of the rods around, I varied the length they stuck out (using drawn circles as guides). Then I glued on the mirror on the front side and voila! My own sunburst for under $20. Here is the wall pre-sunburst addition....
And with the new addition...

Notice those bottles on the table? Evidence of today's goodwill run, I think they are so neat! I can't decide if I want to put tall candles in them or flowers....decisions decisions...Dan what do you think?!
http://www.naturalhomeandgarden.com
http://www.i-do-it-yourself.com

3 comments:

  1. Tall candles look sweet

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  2. yeah the candles would look better and thanks for this tutorial, i really want a sunburst mirror for my room

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  3. Sunburst Mirror = So freaking cute! Think I need to make myself one of these!!

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