Oh yeah, these things are everywhere! I know that ideas travel fast in the blogosphere, but this one sure seemed to really take on a life of its own, didn’t it?
I don’t even really remember why I started looking at DIY sunburst mirrors last night, but I was really blown away by all of the variations on the theme. So if you’re still one of the holdouts, and haven’t yet made a sunburst mirror, you’re sure to find one here that fits your style. (All of the thumbnails are directly linked to the source.)
I think the lesson learned here is that you can take any object that’s long and slender, glue it in a circular shape, add a mirror, and viola! You have a sunburst mirror!
During my search for DIY sunburst mirrors, take a look at this non-DIY version that I came across.
Wanna guess how much this costs? This LaBarge sunburst mirror with silver leaf finish is from Furniture Direct, and it costs a whopping $2504.98. Yeah, you read that right. The funny thing is that it says the MSRP is $4497.00, so if you buy this one, you’ll save $1992.02!!! What a bargain!!
OR, you could make mine for around $30. Space the slats a little differently so that the “rays” are more pronounced, and you’d have a fairly reasonable facsimile of this outrageously priced sunburst mirror. Heck, you could even cover the entire thing with silver leave, and you’d still come in under $100.
So did I leave out one of your favorites? If so, leave a link in the comments! I love seeing all of the different variations that people have come up with.