“I have an ugly fence and I am so stealing this idea!” said a reader when she saw this gorgeous idea:

Looking around my work shop, I was inspired to make this sunburst mirror!
Never having made one before, I had to wing it, but I was happy with the outcome.

nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

First, I gather wood bits and a mirror. Make sure your wood is sanded if needed before you begin. I waited until it was put together, and if I ever make another one, I will sand them first! I used wood glue and screws to hold the pieces together. For the smaller/thinner pieces, I used wood glue and brads.
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

Next I did a quick dry fit, then started piecing it together. The round piece of wood was a cut out from a previous project. If you have a solid piece of wood, it would work better to attach all your pieces. Just make sure you dry fit your mirror first.
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

I used my band saw to round out the inward curves, but you could use a jigsaw too. I put wood glue on each piece and attached them with screws.
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

After it was all assembled, I added the mirror. It was already mounted from the frame it was in, so i used glue and brads to attach it.
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

I used white and blue paint, and a little gray stain at random. When I was happy with the look, I let it dry and moved on to the trim on the mirror.
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

I cut my rope and used professional strength hot glue to attach.
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

Next, I gathered seashells, coastal trinkets and even used palm fronds! Hot glued most and where I could, used screws. The last step was to add a hanger on the back. I used picture wire and screws with washers to attach. Thanks for lookin’ 🙂
nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

 

nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

 

nautical coastal reclaimed wood sunburst mirror, home decor

 

Materials I used for this project:

Wood scraps   (Left over from other projects)

Mirror   (Thrift store)

Nautical/coastal trinkets   (Thrift stores over time)

Professional Strength Hot glue sticks   (Walmart)

Wood screws/wood glue/brads   (Lowes)

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