Suzette
Suzette
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Nautical/Coastal Reclaimed Wood Sunburst Mirror


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

Suggested materials:

  • Wood scraps  (Left over from other projects)
  • Mirror  (Thrift store)
  • Nautical/coastal trinkets  (Thrift stores over time)
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3 questions
  • Lori
    on Dec 27, 2016

    Hi love the anchor!!! may I ask where did you find it??

    • Lori
      on Mar 8, 2019

      It’s in the 7 O’clock area.

  • Lori
    on Dec 27, 2016

    Love this! May I ask where did you find the anchor??.

    • Suzette
      on Mar 5, 2019

      The anchor is brown and is at the bottom, slightly left under the mirror. LOL

  • Marnidarr
    on Sep 6, 2017

    Beautiful! What are the curly things? Like giant wide curly grass. Love to find some here.

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