Lately, 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!
I have been wanting to make one of the trendy sunburst mirrors, so 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
- Cool crate like wall hanging or frame w/glass
- 6 packages square dowels
- Acrylic paint, from dark teal, orange to light yellow
- Sponge applicators
- Hot glue & gun
- Circle mirror
- Jute twine
Lay 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).
Use 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!
Hot glue twine around your mirror.
The twine ended up going around the edge of the mirror five times. Tape off your mirror and paint your twine the desired color.
Figure out your color scheme for your dowels and paint them. Paint light yellow to dark teal.
Lay your pattern back out and hot glue it 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!! I hope you do too!