Tuesday, April 10, 2012
After the artwork that didn't go quite as planned I started thinking about my collection of
diy projects that hadn't turned out.
I decided to see what I could rescue before starting a new project.
Of course, I started with the easiest!
This sunburst mirror was inspired by cute and sassy Cassie @ Hi Sugarplum.
I made it last fall from wood shims, but wanted the color
a shinier metallic gold and never found the perfect spot for it...until today!
TIP: You should make sure you have a spot for your projects
this is 40 x 40, and doesn't just fit in any corner!
2 packages of wood shims from local hardware store
Sturdy round form - 12"
Start gluing the shims to the outer edge of your form, continue with the second layer
which Cassie clearly explains you'll want to glue closer to the center to get
a nice dimension.
She tore hers apart after realizing she had glued the second layer right on top of the first.
I followed along perfectly, mistakes and all!
Wouldn't those people who make blonde jokes have a hey day with us!
Continue with ALL of your shims!
6 months later...measure the center and glue your mirror onto the shims,
and find a space for your completed diy!
Do you have a collection of unfinished projects? Do tell!