I’ll Sell You Mine For The Bargain Price Of $200!!

Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

What am I talking about?  The sunburst mirror I made last week, of course!  Oh, come on.  I think that’s quite a bargain, considering that this one from Ballard Design is $349!!

Yes, it’s true…the one from Ballard is a whopping 48 inches in diameter. That thing is HUGE! So that’s why I’m willing to make you such a great offer on my 22 inch sunburst mirror.

Any takers? 

Oh, I’m kiddin’.  Mine’s staying right here.  But you can make your own for about $30! 

But I really am wondering…who would pay $349 for such a thing?  Would YOU?!

A few of you mentioned wondering what this wood shim sunburst mirror would look like painted.  Well, thanks to A2D reader Denise, you don’t have to wonder anymore!  She uploaded her own painted version of the wood shim sunburst mirror to the A2D Facebook page, and it looks AMAZING!!!

Pretty incredible, right?!  I love how it turned out.  And I’m amazed at what a drastic difference the paint makes!! Now I know that several of you said you were going to try this project. How’s that going? Do any of you have a finished sunburst to show off, or is Denise at the head of the class? 🙂 If you have one to show off, e-mail me a photo, or post it to the A2D Facebook page. I’d love to see it!!

Now back to my question…would you pay $349 for something like that to hang on your wall?  I’m pretty sure we all know what my answer would be!!

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    March 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I would never spend $350 on a mirror, let alone one I could "knock off" thanks to you! 🙂



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    March 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    When you factor in the time it took to make it, it's worth $349 unless you work for pennies on the dollar. That's why it's hard to make money selling handcrafted items. It's hard not to devalue the time you spend to come up with a price that will sell. I think you're worth at least $349!

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    March 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you so much for posting my picture! It was so much fun to make and I absolutely would never spend $349 on one (not when you can make it yourself) :o)

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    March 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I agree with Sally – it's hard to make money selling handcrafted items, unless you don't factor in the hours of work you've put into making anything.

    I wouldn't pay $350 for a mirror, but then again, I'm a cheapie 🙂

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    Nancy U
    March 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Painting the shims different colors first then assembling them would make this design suitable for almost all color schemes.

    You're upscaling shims. Maybe someday giving someone a 'wedgie' will no longer be a bad thing?

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    March 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Love the painted version, too. She's definitely at the head of the class. I have the supplies to make the sunburst mirror Janell featured on her blog and still haven't made it! In my defense, I'm still looking for the perfect bench for my entry to hang it above :).

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    March 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I'm going to Home Depot this afternoon to buy shims, I swear. I've been oohing and ahhing over yours since this weekend. I may try the Ballard Design one, because of the weight of yours and the depth issue with the space I want to put it in. Would you have any idea how many shims it would take?

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    Holly Austin
    March 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I would NEVER spend $350 on a mirror, much less a 48" starburst mirror. And I still want to attempt one of these, but have no time right now!!

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    March 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I MIGHT pay $350 for a piece of artwork I super loved. But not for a mirror! I have too many animals that like to knock things over to pay that much for something breakable. 🙂

    I was one of the people that said I'd try making one, but I totally haven't! I am not sure where I'd put it once I did make one…Maybe on Etsy! 😉

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    March 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I think I've decided that I'm going to try out this project of yours… hmmmm, perhaps with a little twist?

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    Sarah AKA The Thriftress
    March 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    A-dorable! Shims are now on my shopping list!

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    Kim-A Creative Spirit
    March 9, 2011 at 12:35 am

    That mirror better be made of solid gold for me to pay that much.

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    March 9, 2011 at 4:58 am

    No, I'd never pay that much for a mirror, although yours is worth $200. I just got a couple of big mirrors from Home Depot for $15 each that I'm working with.

    Love your sunburst & will be attempting my own when I get a break from glass projects. Thanks for a great site.

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    March 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    No way would I be spending 300+ dollars for that!! Or any other mirror really 🙂 Id rather put my own touch on one.

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    March 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I love it and think its worth the money!

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    The O's
    March 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    never, ever, ever would I pay that much for a mirror, or for ANY type of accessory for that matter.

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    March 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Sunburst mirror with Ballard Design no doubt looks amazing and pretty when hung on the wall, but the price is too expensive I would like to keep my budget below $200.00 Rather than spending $349.00 on a mirror.

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    March 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Oh to live in a life where I could spend $350 on a mirror! Thank you for inspiring us and helping build a family home on a normal budget. You rock!

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    April 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for posting my picture! It was so much fun to make and I absolutely would never spend $349 on one (not when you can make it yourself) :o)