Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sunburst Mirror with Wooden Shims, Neiman Marcus Knockoff

The project I'm sharing with you today is me jumping on the sunburst mirror bandwagon only about two years behind!  I've gone back and forth in my mind about making one of these, and when I started thinking through our Master Bedroom project, I decided that over the bed would be the perfect place for a large mirror.  I prefer a simple approach to decorating, so one piece of art above the bed, rather than a gallery wall of sorts, seemed like a good solution.

I am so happy that I went with this option!  It's exactly what I was picturing, and I'm loving it!  I followed Thrifty Decor Chick's tutorial for her mirrors {she copied a Ballard design}, and I just made it look a bit more like this mirror I found by Neiman Marcus.


The natural wood look wasn't working for me, so with two coats of ivory primer/spray paint, and then some brushed on Ivory Dust, by Valspar, my shims were looking the way I wanted.

There are tons of great tutorials out there for variations of a sunburst mirror.  Mine required two packs of builder grade shims, hot glue and glue gun, two scrap pieces of wood, a mirror, hook on the back, and some paint.  Total cost = $15.  Neiman Marcus cost = $375.  I prefer the lower dollar amount.

And, to keep it real, here is the pile of stuff I removed from my nightstand in order to take this picture.

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  1. I love it! You bed and mirror look are so creative!

  2. Awesome! I've been pinning some many sunburst's mirrors, but this takes the cake! Nice job. And I love the price! Thanks for sharing the details (and for keeping it real with the books). Love the top book on your stack!

  3. Beautiful!!! You did a great job!!!! Love the bed and pillows too!

  4. Wonderful mirror, Lauren. And I agree with Maria - love the bed pillows, too!

  5. Lauren this is soooo cute! I love how you've layered the different lengths!! I'm a new follower!!, I did a sunburst mirror as well!

  6. haha. thanks for keeping it real.

  7. So what are you going to do the the 'extra' $360 you saved ?!?!?! ;)

  8. Love the mirror and love the last 'real' photo also! ;)


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