Thursday, April 7, 2011

Starburst Mirror Project from Flamingo Toes

I discovered this AMAZING project from Flamingo Toes called Starburst Mirror For The Dining Room. I just loved the idea and having the small round mirror, I just had to make this myself.

Okay, my three starting pieces. I already had the small mirror on the right. Scored the white plate at a thrift store for .30 cents and the silver tray at a flea market for $2.00. I liked the silver and white clean look to go with my chrome table. 

After the superglue incident, I decided to try this Gorilla Super Glue.

Superglued the mirror to the plate ( I didn't superglue myself to anything this time :-) )

This is where I did something different than Flamingo Toes instructions. She used cardboard to glue all of the silverware to. Instead I used the silver tray,  I drilled holes and used steel hanging wire so that it would be secure when I hung it on the wall.

 After all the glueing and drillings. I superglued the mirror/plate to the silver tray with the silverware and put water weight on it overnight. Overall, silvertray ($2.00), plate ($.30), superglue ( $6.00), silverware ($6.00) was a total cost of $14.30.  Not bad for such a beautiful Starburst. It looks fantastic on my wall.