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« on: June 01, 2009 08:56:05 PM »

Ive always wanted an antique sunburst mirror. The only ones i've come across that were of decent quality were well over $500.
So when this challenge came up I decided to make one.  So with a Jcrew catalog and wood base and mirror I finally have one for cheep.

I had enough magazine dowels left over that I made a smaller version too, I was thinking about leaving it unpainted but the colors
of the left over dowels weren't as fun.  So i think it might end up bronze or maybe a hot pink.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009 09:03:04 PM »

Holy crap that is super cool!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009 09:04:40 PM »

This is cool, but pray tell, what are magazine dowels?

Either way it looks fab and I'm so going to have to make one!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009 09:13:14 PM »

This is cool, but pray tell, what are magazine dowels?

Either way it looks fab and I'm so going to have to make one!


I just cut rectangles of the magazine/catalog and rolled them around a chop stick... I didn't know what else to call them Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009 09:15:32 PM »

So clever!!

I wonder if you could tape two pages together lengthwise and make a giant one... you know what I mean?
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009 09:19:24 PM »

Ooh, that's a great idea!  I get it now.  Sorry, haven't had my caffiene intake for the day lol.

maehem, there is this local free women's mag around here that has really long formats!  Maybe you could try to find a big ol' magazine like that!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009 09:36:22 PM »

This is fabulous! Great idea, great execution.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009 09:37:40 PM »

Ooh, that's a great idea!  I get it now.  Sorry, haven't had my caffiene intake for the day lol.

maehem, there is this local free women's mag around here that has really long formats!  Maybe you could try to find a big ol' magazine like that!

ohh! we have one here like that called maggie may or something like that! good idea! ...you don't live in florida, do you?! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009 10:02:00 PM »

Ooh, that's a great idea!  I get it now.  Sorry, haven't had my caffiene intake for the day lol.

maehem, there is this local free women's mag around here that has really long formats!  Maybe you could try to find a big ol' magazine like that!

I actually only used half of of JCREW catalog so it could have been alot longer, the problem was the size of the chopstick because the roll wasn't as tight if it went over the ends.

I guess you could get an actual wood dowel from the hardware store and use a W magazine or that women's mag youre talking about. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009 10:10:34 PM »

you've done awesome absolutely fun and great use of materials
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009 10:18:25 PM »

soooooooooo awesome!!! this is just great!!! i love this! i want one,but i am not good with measuring, so it would not come out nearly as well and symmetrical as yours

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2009 10:47:06 PM »

Wow! This is BEAUTIFUL! Nice work (and way better than spending $500)!
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2009 12:23:32 AM »

Ooh, that's a great idea!  I get it now.  Sorry, haven't had my caffiene intake for the day lol.

maehem, there is this local free women's mag around here that has really long formats!  Maybe you could try to find a big ol' magazine like that!

ohh! we have one here like that called maggie may or something like that! good idea! ...you don't live in florida, do you?! Wink

I live in the Charleston SC area, and ours is called Skirt!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2009 01:01:27 AM »

i like celestial mirrors and i have a few really pretty plastic ones i bought from my fav dollar store, after paint (they were hot pink and day glow blue lol) they looked expensive... this would soooooooo look good with them, thanks for the idea and the tut!
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2009 05:21:47 AM »

I've seen similar rolled magazine artwork, but the addition of the mirror in the middle and the silver paint really make this stand out.  Lovely!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2009 07:05:27 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2009 07:17:29 AM »

Wow, really amazing!  I so have to make one!
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2009 07:35:19 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2009 09:41:53 AM »

it would be cute to do without painting...all the magazine colors would make it pop!
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2009 03:30:05 PM »

I never would have guessed that this was not an actual mirror from the 70s? 60s?
It turned out fabulous!
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2009 06:37:46 PM »

i am jealous i have to make me a few of those and omg i should get started and my sister a set of those for her birthday she would love these too =)  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2009 11:08:56 PM »

There was a tutorial for this exact project somewhere, I think it was in a recent issue of ReadyMade.

Yours turned out great!
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2009 10:43:41 AM »

That is awesome.  I love the way you made the dowels so even!
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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2009 11:19:02 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2009 05:58:39 PM »

soooooooooo awesome!!! this is just great!!! i love this! i want one,but i am not good with measuring, so it would not come out nearly as well and symmetrical as yours

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I actually didnt measure at all.  I just drew straight lines across the back of the wooden circle.  Cut 8 magazine dowels to the longest length i wanted and just filled in the shorter ones around it.  No measuring tape needed.  It is much easier once you have to longest peices already glued down, then it cant really get off center.
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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2009 06:45:56 AM »

Excellent work, I think the finished mirror looks fantastic, and it would great in an antiqued bronze too.
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« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2009 09:45:18 AM »

That is such an amazing idea...I am definigely stealing it  Grin (if you don't mind?) What did you use to keep the newspaper fixed up in a roll out or interest - was it all a glue job or did you use masking tape or the like?
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Great job! It reminds me of a clock my parents used to have.
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That is such an amazing idea...I am definigely stealing it  Grin (if you don't mind?) What did you use to keep the newspaper fixed up in a roll out or interest - was it all a glue job or did you use masking tape or the like?

I used Barge Rubber cement that i applied pretty heavily across the entire end.  I did 4 or 5 at a time so by the time I got to rolling them the rubber cement was tacky and held pretty well.  I did have to go back and do a few touch ups before attaching them to the wood center.   Rubber cement will work best because it wont cause the paper to swell up like regular craft glue. 

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« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2009 04:27:08 AM »

This project = Inspiration on a (rolled catalogue page) stick.
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« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2009 09:34:36 PM »

This is really well designed and assembled!  I'm impressed!  Smiley
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Thanks a lot! I got sucked in!! This is not what I am supposed to be doing at work this morning  Cheesy I love this.
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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2009 07:56:24 PM »

That rules. I LOVE sunburst mirrors and have always wanted one as well. Maybe I should make one as a summer project. I am taking a last summer off before going to college and have been sitting about trying to think of what I might make. Ha.
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« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2009 02:14:48 PM »

Lovely.  It looks really sharp (good sharp, not scissors pointy Grin).
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I just joined Craftster a few days ago and this is the first project that struck my fancy! I can't wait to try to make a bronze one for my entry way!  Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2009 01:57:00 PM »

This is really neat, I would've never thought of doing anything like this. Good job!
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« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2011 01:23:02 PM »

So when you rolled them around chopsticks did you cut the chopsticks to make the smaller dowels? And, where did you find a mirror with a wood back like that?
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