My new sunburst mirror.

Sunburst mirrors are all the rage. I keep thinking they might start to loose popularity but they are only gaining momentum. One would be perfect above my bed in my new room.
(Via Made By Girl)

(Via Desire to Inspire)

(Nate Burkus)
Problem is they come with a hefty price tag.
I found this one at Home Goods. Wrong color and too small. Price, $29.00…SOLD!

Time to DIY it up a bit.
BBQ Bamboo skewers at the grocery store: $0.97.

Glue gun + one hour + burned fingers.

Black spray paint first.

Then LIGHT coat of silver.

Instant scale!

Photo by: Michelle Rasmussen, Wondertime Photography.

Photo by: Michelle Rasmussen, Wondertime Photography.

What do you think?


  1. Awesome DIY! Great job!

  2. I had to post this right away! I love love it. I think sunburs mirrors are classic. I have one above my bed too, it was a tacky tacky gold thing from Ross, and I spray painted it hammered silver. Of course I didn’t take pictures!

  3. You’ve done it again. It is just elegant against the dark background. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

  4. Looks amazing. Reminds me of when I spray painted my hideous white chandelier with a hammered copper paint and made it look brand new again!

  5. I wasn’t sure about the skewers at first but very nice job!!!!

  6. INSANE! I LOVE IT! your blog has honestly become like crack for me. Would you believe me if I told you I was looking for a sunburst mirror for above my bed too. Weird! My friend just bought one at marshall’s for $5! I’m headed to homegoods right away. You are AWESOME!

  7. I think you are brillant. Seriously!

  8. I love it, I saw the mirror at our HomeGoods about a month ago and thought the same thing that it was too small. I love what you did with it, I might just have to try it myself.

  9. What do I think? I think I’m in love! Who knew shish kabob could be so sexy…

  10. You always amazing me. I would have never thought of that! Great DIY I love it! Bravo!!!

  11. Smashing!

  12. VERY NICE!

  13. fantastic!

  14. What do I think?!?!?! You are my hero!

  15. I think that is unbelievably amazing!!!! Great job!!!

  16. This turned out fabulous! Way to go!

  17. i just love the way your creativity worked in this project! so simple yet oh so elegant; it turned out FABULOUS! good job :)

  18. Are you serious!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, what great work girl.

  19. I would have never thought to do that! You have such creative ideas and an amazing home.

  20. I love your DIY projects but this is by far my favorite…it looks very classy and pricey!

    Really well done!

  21. Nice job! I think I am the only person out there that isn’t in love with starburst mirrors, but I think this one looks great! I love the black and silver paint job.

  22. What do I think?

    That you’re a GENIUS, that’s what!!!

    That is one of the best makeovers I’ve ever seen!

  23. Great idea! It looks awesome!

  24. Love Love Love it!!!! you are have such great ideas.

  25. Simply fabulous! I love your wall color as well! I’m anxiously waiting to see your room all done!

  26. very cool! oh you are so talented…i have missed your inspiration while i was on blogging sabbatical!!! :)

  27. WOW This is completely worth the burnt fingers! How beautiful 😀

  28. Really cool Michelle!! Is that in your bedroom? I’m JUST now getting my creative juices aflowin again now that our youngest is nearly 5 and I’m finding more free time magically appearing! Can’t wait! Looking forward to more of your DIY’s…;-D

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  30. seriously you are amazing!

  31. Amazing! Who would guess bamboo skewers?

  32. That looks amazing! And very elegant. I’m totally inspired! ~K

  33. what a great idea:) the mirror turned out lovely…found your blog through The Paunis:)

  34. I’ve seen this mirror at HomeGoods and I just love what you came up with. Gorgeous!

  35. I bought the same mirror weeks ago, but in my home it is the right color/scale. I adore your transformation though! Good job =)
    – Danielle
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  36. Hi! I saw your sunburst mirror and I just couldn’t help but comment. It is fabulous! I love it! I’m totally inspired to do this for above the dresser in our bedroom. Thank you for sharing!

  37. If you are still looking. Try Michael’s Craft Stores. I recently bought one for about $50.00, after my coupon. It’s nice and big and is beautiful above my bed. They had three different styles to choose from. They are usually located in the seasonal home decor section (august-december).

  38. Ok-
    So I just found your blog and you might be one of the most creative person that I have ever seen on a blog!
    The bamboo skewers are just the most clever idea ever. You took something and really made it your own. I can’t wait to look at everything else on your blog- that bedroom make over really caught my eye and I am loving the grey horizontal stripes in another room. Like I said- I just found you- seems that I have a lot to catch up on. Looking forward to reading more.

  39. I think this is awesome.
    And I usualy hates that kind of mirror!

  40. Genius! Completely Genius!

  41. WOW! I love your idea! you took it from ordinary to extrordinary!

  42. wow. that’s amazing!! love your blog=)

  43. Hi Michelle! Just wanted to let you know I’m using one of your images from this post and linking back to your tutorial. Please let me know if that’s not okay.

  44. One word: Stunning!

  45. I was at my local Home Goods last weekend, and they have the exact same one! I’ve been looking for a good one forever, and now I can get one!

  46. How lovely. I especially love the color.

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  48. ok, so I know this is an old post, but I loooove it & I’m giving it a try… check out my progress at

    let me know what you think…I tried to do you

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  49. What size mirror did you start with? And, how many skewers did you need? I’d like to do this project.

  50. You are so talented. I am amazed by all your work and love your home. You turn ordinary into extraordinary, and we love it…we had to share it…check it out here:

  51. I just wanted to leave you a note telling you how AMAZING this mirror is. You are truly talented. Thank you so much for sharing with us, I’m inspired!!!

  52. Wow, I am in love with this mirror! I can’t believe how you added the depth to it and it just came alive. Then putting the color on over that really popped it! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  53. I love the mirror! I had been looking for something new to hang up in my lounge and I built a similar sunburst mirror after seeing yours. Thank you very much for the inspiration!!!

  54. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  55. This is such a cool idea! I can’t wait to try it! I also love the pillows on the bed! Where did you get them?!

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