Today I’m introducing you to Chaney of May Richer Fuller Be, who will be sharing some DIY projects here each month! I’m so excited about this because, well, just look at all the awesome on this post. LESS THAN TEN DOLLARS, Y’ALL. Also, I just updated the site so please excuse the wonky formatting today as I do a little house-keeping!
- 16 wood shims (you can buy a big ole pack at a home improvement store for about $4)
- Painter’s tape
- Measuring tape
- Paint roller or brush
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Short piece of string or ribbon
- Small round mirror (I got mine in the candle department at K-mart for $3)
I decided to make my dipped edges 2 inches long, but you can choose whatever length you’d like. To do this, I used a pencil to mark two inches down from the edge every few shims so I had a guide for my painter’s tape. Then I took a piece of tape and laid it across the whole width of the shims, making sure it lined up with my pencil markings. Push the tape down firmly along the edge so that paint doesn’t bleed under it and ruin your crisp line!
Step 4: Paint the ends of the shims.
I used some white Behr Premium Plus Paint + Primer in one that I already had, but you can use any color or type of paint you want for this. Customize it however you want!
After letting the paint dry for a few minutes, pull the painter’s tape off while it’s still slightly wet. This helps you get a crisp line.
Step 5: Assemble the shims into a sunburst pattern.
First I made a cross shape with four shims, then I added a shim between each of those four to complete the first layer. For the second layer, I added a shim in between each of the first layer shims from for a grand total of 16.
Step 6: Hot glue the second layer of shims to the first.
Lift up the shims from the second layer one at a time so you can glue them to the first layer without disturbing the overall pattern. Put a dollop of glue on the two neighboring shims from the first layer, then place the shim from the second layer back on top in its original position.
Now you’re done with the starburst part!
Step 7: Hot glue a short piece of string/twine/ribbon onto two parallel shims on the back.
That’s my version of an easy hanging mechanism :). The shims (and the mirror you’ll be attaching in the next step) are so light, that this piece doesn’t need heavy duty hanging hardware.
Step 9: Hang your finished “dipped” sunburst mirror on the wall!
I hung my sunburst mirror on the wall above my bed. Those “dipped” edges really make that sunburst mirror pop. It was just what I needed to finish off the space above my newly finished upholstered headboard!
KA says: Amazing, right? I think it would also be cute to paint the shims white and dip the ends in coral paint to hang in our office! You can hover over any of the images in this post to pin them on Pinterest if you’d like to save it for future inspiration (which is totally how I found Chaney’s awesome DIY projects, gotta love Pinterest!)
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