Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Faux Sunburst Mirror

Always late to the current trend party.  That’s me.  I don’t normally jump on a decorating bandwagon unless it’s something I think will actually work for my home.  Mirrors made from ceiling medallions are one of those things.  I had seen them throughout blogland for the past couple of years, but never had a desire for one.  Until now. 

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I wanted something over our bed after removing the fern prints that were there once I put the bed crown up.  Seeing as ceiling medallions come in a few different sizes, I thought one might work for this spot with a mirror inserted in the middle.  I saw these Suzanne Kasler sunburst mirrors {above} at Ballard’s.

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I also saw this one on the Country Living website.  Basically, a ceiling medallion turned mirror can be a sunburst mirror. Google “sunburst mirrors” and you get a wide variety of shapes and materials that make up these mirrors.  I got this 16” ceiling medallion at Lowe’s.   It was this or a white one and I would have had to paint the white one. 

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I thought this one went better with the bed crown and these drapery holdbacks I just got.

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I’ve seen where the mirror is mounted to the back or the front and I decided to mount it to the front.  I got a 5 inch round mirror at Michaels.   I hot glued the mirror in place.

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I then hot glued a large paperclip to the back for the hanger.  I have done this before on the plates I have hanging on the wall in my living room and they have held up well for about three years now.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that holds true for this project, too!

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Here it is in place!  

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Cost: about $17.00.  What do you think?  I’m not sure yet, but I’ll live with it for a bit and see. 

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Linking up with

Copycat Challenge at Debbiedoo’s

Share Your Creations at Kristen’s Creations

37 comments:

Inma M. said...

Te esta quedando precioso y encantador.
besos.

Марина Байрак said...

Просто потрясающе как сочетаются все элементы!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks really great!

sissie said...

I like it Kathy! Great idea. I remember sunburst mirrors from back in the 80's and I guess everything always comes back.

hugs
Sissie

Debbiedoo's said...

That is just beautiful Kathy! You would never dream that was a ceiling medallion. Thanks for sharing with the copy cat party. Always a pleasure to have you.

Lori said...

wow, great eye for creativity. Love it.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

Your mirror looks beautiful. I'm not really sure if it works with the headboard.

Dee

Michele Smith said...

Cute! I just love your canopy too.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I had never seen a starburst mirror made this way! I am going to try it this summer! Pinning now! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Super Spectacular~! of course if YOU did it, I knew it would be.

One day maybe I can creative and do something with mine lol...

Okio B Designs said...

I like it a lot! I think your bedroom looks beautiful and this was another nice touch!

J

Judy said...

You are so clever. I would not have thought of doing that. It looks great.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Like it a lot - works well with the extra space below your crown.

What a thrify crafty project!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is amazing! What a great idea! It looks lovely! Thanks for sharing this idea! I would have never thought to try a medallion.

Tammy@InStitches said...

That is so creative, love it !

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Kathy, you are a genius!!! This is a great project/copy cat. I love Ballard Designs.

Linking from Debbiedoo's,
Ricki Jill

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

That looks soo great! It is such a fantastic idea. : ).. I love the gorgeous scroll work in the piece.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It's gorgeous. I love the medallion that you chose. Looks so pretty with your crown. Fabulous idea. Hugs, Marty

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great idea! I've been looking for a round medallion style mirror for the last month, and haven't found any that I liked, or were the right size. This is the perfect solution! Yours looks so elegant and the perfect addition to the beautiful bed crown! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

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Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kathy, Your new medallion mirror looks great! Awesome idea...Thanks for linking to the party. Good luck with your new cloque! I bet it will turn out great. Have a great day! Kristen

Controlling My Chaos said...

I like it, Kathy. I'm with you, I'm late to jump on the trendy bandwagon.

pam {simple details} said...

It looks fabulous and that's the perfect spot! I'm always debating whether something is on its way out by the time I finally diy it!

Gail said...

Kathy, I have to tell you that this is the prettiest one I have seen yet! It looks beautiful!! Something for you to think about...maybe paint your headboard to match your crown and the mirror. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks soooo good and I still love that crown.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

New Idea for me .....I love it. Your bedroom is gorgeous! Thank you for the paperclip idea, I have something in mind for that

Carol

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Amazing job! Love the crown...so frenchy! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Looks wonderful Kathy!!...Never had tried the paper clip thing...sounds like a great idea....I have been using the command strips lately for lighter things...no holes in the walls...a good thing :)

Your bedroom is looking gorgeous!!!

Jane said...

Hi Kathy! Great job on the mirror. I think it looks great with that gorgeous bed crown!!
Jane

Judy said...

Kathy, you are just one creative lady, aren't you?! Love this mirror and I never would have thought about doing something like this! I might like to see the mirror just a tiny bit lower so it complements the crown, but doesn't appear to be part of it. Just my opinion. Whatever you do, don't lose it as part of your bed suite! It's too pretty and fits right in with the look of your gorgeous bed!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Very pretty! And clever too. It's all a beautiful combination.

Denise said...

It looks wonderful! And certainly in my price range. I don't have a sun burst mirror but have always liked the way they look.

Pam said...

That is just too cute. I guess I'm even later to the trend party, because I hadn't seen those either.

Cindy said...

Wow! I love your crown, so classic and beautiful.

Judy Bigg said...

Great mirrors and love the one at the bed.

Richella said...

Looks great, Kathy! I've seen mirrors made from chargers, but you have to have the right size mirror to make that work. I think the ceiling medallion idea is a great one! And aren't those medallions very lightweight? That would be an added bonus!

Jamie said...

Kathy, I love the medallion mirror! I actually like it better than the ones that you featured as your inspiration. I think it looks perfect over the bed. ~ Jamie

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