See how simple and inexpensive it is to make your own coastal sunburst mirror.
This post is sponsored by Bernzomatic but all thoughts, opinions and styling are my own.
I wrote this post before all the crazy turn of events that have taken course globally. It’s surreal to think that each one of us is impacted by this Corona virus either physically, financially, emotionally, etc. I don’t have words because I’m still processing everything but what I do know is that more than ever, our homes have truly become a place of refuge. We’re spending more time at home and have been asked to social distance ourselves from others to help contain this virus.
I don’t know how long this will take but I take comfort in trusting that God has it in his control. Everything is in his hands and nothing is out of his control. If you are struggling with anxiety or fear, my prayer is that HE can replace those very real feelings with his peace and hope. ALSO, I will do my best to keep sharing projects, recipes and everything in between. I am at home with the kids doing online school which in itself has been an adjustment. But I’m thankful for this time with them and choosing to see how God is working in the midst of much uncertainty. I hope you can continue to find Love Your Abode as a place of joy, inspiration and beauty. We need it now more than ever!
Chances are you’ve seen sunburst mirrors at the store or you may even own one in your home. I had the idea to create one with a coastal vibe using my Bernzomatic TS8000 torch.
Guess what I used to make it? Shims! I only needed 1 package and it cost less than $5. Here’s how to create your own.
DIY Coastal Sunburst Mirror
- Bernzomatic TS8000
- Bernzomatic Map-pro Hand Torch Cylinder
- 1 pack of contractor shims (I bought the longer shims so I could cut them)
- construction glue
- miter saw or tool to cut shims
- round mirror found in craft store
- white paint
- paint brush
- sand paper
- clean rag
- sawtooth hanger
- cardboard cut into a circle
Create a pattern for your sunburst mirror. I glued together three small cut shims to form a square. This is the starting point for a few of the shims to meet in the center.
Measure and cut the shims according to your pattern. I laid down my shims as a guideline. They don’t have to be perfect.
I used construction glue to adhere the shims to each other. Shorter sticks went in between the longer pieces to create the pattern I wanted. I let the glue set overnight before moving to the next step.
Taking my Bernzomatic TS8000, I torched all the shims to create a burnt look all along the sides and edges. I lightly sanded the shims and wiped off any residue with a clean rag. Next, cut a piece of cardboard that’s smaller than the mirror and glue it on the center. This is where you’ll attach the mirror since you’ll need a flat surface.
Taking a paint brush, lightly feather on the white paint on the shims. Take off any excess paint with the rag. I wanted the torched areas to show through the paint so I made sure to give it a light coat. I kept going until it created the perfect coastal aesthetic on the shims.
After the paint has dried, install your sawtooth hanger on the back. Do you like how I practiced torching on the backside first? 🙂
Wait until the last step to glue on your mirror. When it’s completely dry, hang and style it!
The sunburst mirror came out so much better than I imagined and it’s gorgeous against my black dining room wall. I think it would look equally beautiful against a white or light colored wall.
I styled the console for spring and it’s totally giving off beachy vibes.
Do you see the rustic torched areas showing through the paint?
I’m totally in love with this new sunburst mirror. It goes well with the hanging pendant light and adds a nice focal piece to the wall. You can create one at home at for the fraction of the price of one from the store. I only paid a few bucks for this project since I had everything else on hand. That’s what I call a DIY win!
If you make one, please share it with me!! Thanks for reading, friends. You can find more of my Bernzomatic projects on the blog.
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- Modern Bulletin Board
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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