Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Pinned It, I Tried It - Sunburst Mirror and Faux Plant

About a month ago I had some girls over for a Pinterest crafting night.  I've been wanting to blog about my project, but due to my indecisiveness, the cedar shim sunburst mirror that I had made just sat there and stared at me.  

I finally, finally decided to hang it up in the entryway area of our home.

Family and the Lake House - Cedar Shim Sunburst Mirror 

I was inspired to do this project from Thrifty Decor Chick's fantastic cedar shim sunburst mirror tutorial.  She did a great job with her mirror - it's perfection.

The project itself was easy and inexpensive.  The supplies needed are minimal - glue, glue gun, mirror, cedar shims and a scrap piece of wood.  

Assembling the cedar shims was simple, especially since I had decided that my mirror wasn't going to be symmetrical.  ---->  #laziness

Family and the Lake House

After I hung up the mirror, I knew I wanted a plant.  ...But not a real plant because Nubs the Cat would've eaten it, I'm sure of it

Family and the Lake House - Cedar Shim Sunburst Mirror

As luck would have it, one of my favorite bloggers over at The Lily Pad Cottage posted about how to make a fake plant look real.  I loved it so much that I commented on her blog overly expressing my gratitude and then I was off to pick up a couple supplies (a faux plant and a glass vase) at Hobby Lobby.  

To finish this project, my two little design assistants filled up some buckets with dirt and rocks from our yard.  :)

Easy Peasy.

Family and the Lake House - Faux Plant

You bloggers out there.  You're full of great ideas!  ;)

You can find their projects pinned here and here.  

Family and the Lake House - Cedar Shim Sunburst Mirror

Overall, I thought both projects were fun and easy!  Now go out and collect some dirt and rocks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Marie :) 

I'm linking up with Jen over at andhattiemakesthree for her first I Pinned It, I Tried It link up!  

Party On!

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