Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
This morning when I woke up, I had an e-mail waiting for me from my mom with this picture attached.
That’s my brother, who is 14 years older than I am, in a very natural, clearly un-staged, non-posed photograph. 😀 My mom guesses that this photo is from 1971. Yes, that’s 40 years ago.
Now let’s look closely at the clock on the wall in the background, hanging on that gorgeous paneling.
This is one of the very first DIY projects that my mom ever did. It’s a DIY sunburst clock that she made out of cardboard spools that thread came on for the big commercial sewing machines. She spray painted them gold, and then sprayed the bases and the tips black, and adhered them to a clock that she already had. Pretty amazing, right?! If you took that exact clock, spray painted it a solid white (or another solid color), you’d have a very current sunburst clock.
There really is nothing new under the sun!
But speaking of new, I also wanted to share this sunburst mirror that a reader, Jennie, sent me yesterday. It’s a cell phone pic, but I think you’ll still be amazed. She used my wood shim sunburst mirror instructions, and then put her own spin on it.
Isn’t that great?! I’ve seen several different spins on my wood shim sunburst mirror, but this one takes the cake!
Thank you, Mom and Jennie, for sharing your creations!!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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