Vintage Starburst Mirror

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Vintage Sunburst MirrorLately I’ve had a beachy vibe thing going on around my house. I have been noticing these great vintage starburst painted pics going around Pinterest and I just fell in love with that old beach vibe! So since I have been wanting to make one of the trendy sunburst mirrors, I decided to combine the two styles and this is what I came up with!  It worked out great and looks lovely in my Vintage Teal Playroom! Let me show you how I made it~

Vintage Starburst Mirror




Start adding dowels in a circle patternLay your square dowels in a pattern of a sunburst, slightly slanted so the mirror is on the left. (I used the thick dowels, but since they only come in random size packages. I needed 6 packs to get enough thick ones).

Dowels around mirror for sunburstUse a hack saw to cut half of them in smaller pieces so they do not overlap under the mirror.

NOTE: DO NOT BE AFRAID OF HACK SAWS!!! They are super easy to use, just secure your dowels in a vice and cut away!

Add twine to a mirrorHot glue twine around your mirror.

wrap twine around mirrorMine ended up being five times around. Tape off your mirror and paint your twine the desired color.

Paint the dowes from teal to light yellowFigure out your color scheme for your dowels and paint them. Paint light yellow to dark teal.

Lay dowels out for sunburstLay your pattern back out and hot glue to the wooden base. Hot glue your mirror over the top! That’s it and now I have a cool one of a kind mirror! Love it!! Hope you do too!


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  1. 11.9.12

    I really like this. Shabby Chic is certainly a
    type of Feng Shui, giving a stress free, soft and feminine
    feel. A very loving way of decorating making people want to come in
    and relax, which is why it can also be known as the cottage feel.

  2. 8.15.12

    Love your take on the big sunburst trend right now. Super clever!

  3. 8.13.12

    This is too cute! What a great interpretation of the usual sunburst. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  4. 8.12.12
    Christine said:

    LOVE the mirror!! Very unique piece!! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  5. 8.12.12

    Cute and colorful — like the painted rope frame for the mirror! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  6. 8.12.12

    What a fun mirror. I love that the rays are all different lengths!!! Super cute colors too:-)

  7. 8.12.12

    This is Gorgeous! I am featuring this on my Pink Hippo Party!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  8. 8.11.12

    So pretty! Great spin on the sunburst – I love it’s originality and beautiful colors! Great job!

  9. 8.10.12
    Heidi said:

    Beautiful job, and so creative! I love the combination of colors and materials.

  10. 8.9.12

    Love it! Would look cute inside a regular frame too! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday. xo Jami

  11. 8.9.12

    I want the Tiki guy!

    Popped in from Time Travel Thursday.

  12. 8.8.12

    Very nice, I love the beachy vibe! It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing at my link party.

  13. 8.8.12

    I Love This! Beautiful job! Visiting from $20 Below. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Toodles, Kathryn

  14. 8.8.12

    you are getting more and more creative! well done. ~ Rose

  15. 8.7.12
    annie! said:

    1I DO love your cool,,,one of a kind…

  16. 8.6.12
    Marcie said:

    I LOVE this. So very creative, and the colors are so fun! I am now following you on linky and Google+. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.


  17. 8.5.12

    Love this. Totally pinning it!
    Thanks for linking up. Have a nice day!

  18. 8.5.12

    This is so FUN…and it goes perfectly with the homemade sunshine art I just made (like seriously they could be cousins!). I love the style and colors of this so much! I do not have a sunburst mirror in my home yet…can you believe it…I am so making this!

  19. 8.4.12
    Carrie said:

    Fabulous! I like how you painted some of the dowels blue, reminding me of the sky. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 8.4.12
    Lori said:

    Great tutorial and project! I love the way it is not centered and the rays vary in length. I found you at Friday Fun Party, hope you can come and visit me too, at Three Thirteen.

  21. 8.4.12
    Becca said:

    Very creative! It’s fun to look at other people’s crafty ideas. :)