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When I decorate my home interior, I decorate it to be reflective of my personality. I have never designed the interior of my home to look like something out of a magazine or something from a home improvement show. I have designed it so that it caters to my own “uniqueness” if you will. I want my home to show my vision and my style, not someone else’s.

Anyone that knows me, will tell you that I am a huge lover of simplistic interior design. I don’t like clutter and I don’t like expensive pieces. My color preferences are geared fully towards cool tone blues, blacks, whites and grays. Pretty much all of the decor in my home is something that I have made. I love and I am proud of each and every piece.

Recently, I made a Sunburst wall piece. I was driving by Pier One Imports a few weeks ago and I saw a sunburst mirror in their front window. I thought it was an interesting piece and decided that I would make one for my house. I knew that I did not want to spend a lot on this at all. So, ultimately I decided that I would make this a Dollar Tree type of project.  It was not hard at all and it made a big impact in the previously barren space where I hung it. Everyone who has been over my house so far has commented on it. Definitely a WIN!

 

 

Materials:

  • 1 package of clothespins (Dollar Tree)
  • 1 small circle mirror (Dollar Tree)
  • 1 bag of clear glass beads (Dollar Tree)
  • White Chalk Paint (I already had this on hand, but this can be purchased at your local craft store or even Walmart)
  • E6000 Glue (I already had this on hand, but this can be purchased at your local craft store or even Walmart)
  • Paint Brush (I already had this on hand, but this can be purchased at your local craft store or even Walmart)

 

Directions:

  1. Open the package of clothespins and take the clothespins apart. (You may not need all of them. I dry fit them to the mirror as I went along)
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  2. Next, paint all of the clothespins white. (I chose to hand paint the clothespins with chalk paint. If you wish to speed up the process you can always spray paint these)
  3. Take the mirror and flip it over so that the reflective part is face down.
  4. Take the dry clothespins and start gluing them down to the back of the mirror. Glue the clothespins so that the tail of the clothespin (thinner end) is the part sticking out.
  5. Once you have placed all the clothespins down, let the glue dry for about 20 minutes.
  6. Once the glue is dry, flip the mirror back over so that the reflective part is face up.
  7. Take the clear glass beads and put a drop of glue on the back.
  8. Glue the bead down along the perimeter of the mirror’s edge. 
  9. Once you complete that, leave the mirror to dry and cure for a full 24 – 48 hours.
  10. Add a hook to the back of the mirror and hang on your wallCB 1

 

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