With a great tutorial all I needed was supplies. I already had a set of circle mirrors I had picked up on a thrift store trip a while back, and hot glue. So all I needed was the sticks. I picked a set up from HomeGoods / Marshalls (are they one store now?) for $9.99 and got busy.
The sticks were originally a few feet long. So, first I cut the sticks to be about 18 inches give or take. I ended up getting 3 sets of 18" sticks and one set of 15" sticks. Then I cut one of the 18" set to be about 16/17 inches to add some variety. I hot glued them all on and tried to make sure the different length sticks were in as random of an order as possible (random is hard for my pattern-needing self) to add some variety.
I covered the mirror and sprayed the sticks white. Only to decide I wanted grey, so I headed to Wally World to pick up grey spray paint ($4). Have I ever told you how much I love love love grey? I do. So a grey sunburst mirror.. it's just heaven!
After it was grey I thought the mirror was a little too small, and realized I hadn't been careful enough when hot gluing-- so there were a handful of clumps that were very visible. So I picked up a 10" candle plate mirror from A.C. Moore ($6) to glue on top of the existing mirror and sticks. And that was the final touch!
I am so happy with how it turned out. Now this beauty is hanging about our no-longer-just-a-wanna-be mantle.
I've seen these online for anywhere from 170$ to 450$, not including shipping. In total I spent a whopping, $19.99. Go savings!
PS - The Mr.'s response?
"I like it, you did good. However, it's not really functional. I mean, I can't even see my face in the mirror."Note to self - Never hang mirror higher than husband's face.
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