How to Make a Sunburst Mirror

I love the rich texture of gold sunburst mirrors.  But I don't like to pay for it.  Here's how to make a sunburst mirror from a thrifted platter... yep, you heard right!  I love thrifting (check out my Beginner's Guide to Flea Market Shopping).

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Ah, another Home Decor Project in the books...
Start with a $2 thrift-store platter.  I forced my sister to go to the thrift store with me and when she saw me put this in the cart she was like, "What in the world are you possibly going to do with that?"  HA!

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Next, spray paint that bad boy!

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Then, add some texture and an antiqued took with Rub 'n Buff.

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Just use a paper towel to rub and umm, well, buff.

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I found some small round mirrors at Hobby Lobby.  They have a beveled edge... which is nice.

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Then I used a hot glue gun to stick the mirror to the platter.  Easy!

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Now the question is, where will I hang it?  I think it will be part of my daughter's room that I'm working on.


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