06 January 2012

A quirky colorful sunburst mirror

UPDATE: I was invited to share this project in an upcoming issue of Modern Patchwork from Interweave so I removed the how-to part of this post. Look for complete directions and photos in this special magazine this spring!

My over-the-dresser project involved a plain round mirror from Ikea, a "jelly roll" of pretty fabric strips, a tester jar of paint and two bundles of wooden shims. I admire classic sunburst mirrors, but the "classic" part is just not us so I decided to put my own contemporary, quirky spin on it.



How cool is that? And no sewing involved!!


Hanging it up the next morning was pretty exciting! It's colorful and quirky and unexpected. And it makes me happy every time I walk by it. :)


35 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is a fabulous mirror!

Natalya Aikens said...

FABULOUS!!!!

Gerrie said...

I love it!!

Jeannie said...

I love it! It is like a burst of sunshine.

Terry said...

You're so clever!

norma said...

Clever, clever, Jane! I love it and it is the perfect complement to your aqua chest.
And BTW a great tutorial!

Val said...

Really great! THanks for sharing your process and inspiration.

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

So wonderful, and it looks great with the dresser. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Unknown said...

This is so fabulous. Love it.

Deb said...

What a beautiful mirror. Inspiring!

Vivien Zepf said...

This is FABULOUS!

Kathy said...

Just love this and it seems well worth the effort! I'm thinking I need to copy the idea for a spot that needs attention in my bedroom. Thanks!

Alison Schwabe said...

It has real pizzazz - lovely.

KAM said...

Jane this is fantastic! Wonderful idea, great execution and thanks for sharing the process with great photos and directions.

Lisa Broberg Quintana said...

Really cool! How could you fail to love the way you look when surrounded by such fun???

Sharon Morton said...

AWESOME! I love it!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Love it!!

Vivika said...

So Pretty!

Gisela Towner said...

That is so cool!
Best Way Ever to use a jelly roll!

Martha said...

Jane, that is soooo neat! Or cool or clever or whatever the current accolade is!
Martha Ginn

Lynda says... said...

Much improved over the mid-century sunburst clocks! I love the colors.

Lisa said...

Absolutely love it! What a gorgeous burst of color. Well done.

Lynda Worthington said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Maxine Oliver said...

hat a great idea. I love it.

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

Great idea, perfect execution!

Monica said...

Absolutely fabulous

Amanda Dale said...

Love this!

Judy said...

Jane,

Quite a stunning mirror, the chests not half bad either.

Sarah said...

Wow - what more can I say!

My3LittleE's said...

Is there a way to get the instruction at this point? I do not have access to the back issue of the magazine that you mentioned and I really love this project.

Kenya Williams said...

This is awesome!

I'm echoing My3LittleE's inquiry regarding the instructions. I have a mirror in my living room in need of some diy upcycling love.

Loriann Riolo said...

Hi Jane,
How can I get a list of materials needed with dimensions, etc and instructions for this project? We really would love to do this for our school auction.
Thank you!

Nany Moy said...

Hi Jane - can you share instructions o this mirror project? We would love to do it for our school silent auction. Thanks.

Alison said...

Jane, I would love these instructions for our school art auction project. How can I get them? It's a beautiful mirror!

Tara said...

Is it possible for you to repost the instructions since the magazine is now several years old?