9 posts tagged mirror
I just love sunburst mirrors. Though I know a lot of people think they’re ‘so 70’s’ (i.e. my Mum), I still really love them. But they are so expensive! Making one seems a much cheaper option. This is made from wooden shams (which you can buy from hardware stores), some hot glue and a round mirror. You can leave it plain wood or spray paint it any colour you want - 346 Living painted theirs gold. I already know where I’m going to hang mine!
The other day I was thinking about what my ‘design style’ is. And it’s funny because honestly, my taste in design is all over the place (kind of like my taste in music!). I love Danish Modern, kitschy 50’s, glitzy glam, sleek modern, vintage, hippie and country! So I love pieces that fit into many different slots like this mirror. The design is pretty simple - a plain circle encrusted with amethysts - but could fit into so many different interiors. If you’re not keen on amethysts, you could try malachite (green), rose quartz (pale pink) or the beautiful chalcopyrite which is also known as ‘peacock stone’. Just make sure you have a good hanger on the back and a sturdy hook to hang it on!
In Adelaide you need to get up pretty early to get the good stuff at the op shops. All the cool 50’s frocks, the Danish-esque side tables and pretty floral teacups are gone in a flash. But of course, there’s one thing there is plenty of - ugly paintings. But you know what they say - you should never judge a painting by it’s picture. No, that’s not what they say, but you need to keep that in mind, because some of the best frames have the ugliest pictures! And the best part about this DIY is that the only thing you need to spend money on (other than your frame) is some ‘Looking Glass’ spray. The tarnished effect is created with a vinegar mix - so clever!
Faux Antiqued Mirrors (Without Chemicals!) | Home Heart Craft
I found out the other week that Anthropologie ships to Australia… yikes. Now I just need to win the lottery! One of the pieces I fell in love with and was very much considering purchasing was this incredible collected memories mirror. Thank goodness I read the comments! Apparently you don’t actually get the mirror pictured - it’s a but of a lucky dip (though it sounds like most people got all brown frames!). Well now I don’t have to shell out over $400 for it - I can just make my own! all you need is photo frames, vinegar and mirror spray. If you purchase your frames new then do as home Heart Craft did and distress them yourself (then you can add colour too if you want!) or buy some second hand ones that are already a bit knocked about. How exciting!
Mirror Craft | Country Living
This is a pretty DIY that you could make a set of - with different types of silhouette mirrors. And it’s so easy too. Just cut the image out of contact paper, then spray with your choice of spray paint (this one is called Bazooka Joe! Now all I can think of is having a piece of Bazooka Joe. Dammit) Or you could use different shapes like stars, hearts or polka dots.
Sunburst Mirror Revamp | Crafty Nest
The original ‘all white’ version of this mirror was gorgeous, but the coloured version is really awesome too. I always see those little wood pieces at the craft store and think ‘those are really cool, what could I do with those?’. Thank goodness for Craft blogs!
Anthro Inspired Mirror | Flamingo Toes
So one of the main reasons I decided to start a Tumblr was because I had a folder full of links that I rarely looked at. I would find something I loved and bookmark it, then… never do it. So blogging them mean that they’re all in one pretty place for me to look back at. When I saw this DIY, I was sooooo excited. I am most definitely going to be making this - it’s not going to be put in Bookmark Oblivion! It will look great above the fireplace (sorry butcher paper wreath, you’ve been mentally replaced) And I know my mum, who reads my blog (HI MUM!) will love this one too!
IKEA Mirror Revamp | Lifelix
Looking through the rest of the Lifelix blog, I came across this revamp and fell in LOVE. That’s capital LOVE, I’m talking bout love! (where is that from? a song? sorry, I’ve been sick, I’m a bit delirious!) but anyway I really do love this mirror. I’ve seen it at IKEA and thought - boring! Seriously, add doilies to something and I’m smitten. I would proudly hang this on my wall!
Sunburst Mirror | Third Floor Design Studio
I love sunburst mirrors, but they always seem to be so expensive. That’s what I love about this DIY, it’s super cheap to make yet looks exactly like the super expensive ones!