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« on: July 13, 2011 01:35:33 PM »

I am normally a yarn and fabric crafter, but I recently got a 50's velvet tufted sofa from Craigslist, and I wanted a sunburst mirror to complement it. Of course, the eternal lament, those guys are expensive! So, I used this tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/Starburst-Mirror/

Materials I used:

bunch of bamboo sticks from Dollar Tree $1
some bamboo shish kebab skewers (I already had these, but they are cheap)
A can of chrome spray paint from Joann's $5.99
Assorted mirrors from Joann's, $5 total
Glue gun and hot glue sticks I already had (and I imagine you do, too)

Now for the prettiness!

With armchair for scale:

It took me less than one hour of work time, with a trip to the library while the paint dried. I am so happy with it!
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011 02:05:38 PM »

i like this it looks elegant



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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011 03:12:30 PM »

great job! This looks just as awesome as the ones you buy for sure
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011 07:36:28 AM »

That turned out beautifully! This inspires me to make one (when I have the time!) for my college apartment when I move in the fall. Great job  Grin
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011 07:03:45 PM »

Very cool! Instructables + Craftster users working together to bring us very awesome stuff.  I like it.   Cool
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011 06:01:40 PM »

Great job! I keep seeing tutes for these but it's nice to see the results of following a tute. Definitely worth more than $20 Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011 04:09:23 AM »

Wow!  You certainly wouldn't know it wasn't purchased from a store!  You did a great job, and I think it has inspired me to use up all those small craft mirrors I have lying around that I just knew I was buying for a project I hadn't yet thought of! lol

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