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86th Power of Paint Party… Sunbursting

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Welcome Paint Lovers!

*** Exciting news!!!  I think I’m going to pass the 1 million hit mark tonight!!!  I’ve got a giveaway once I pass that million marker.  Check back tomorrow.***

I FINALLY made a sunburst mirror!

I’ve been wanting to make one for ages… so when I scored a 12” mirror for 50 cents at a garage sale a few weeks back, I knew I was ready to roll. (I actually found 2, so I think another sunburst is in my future).

A year ago I blogged about the 3 bamboo bundles that my parents brought me.  You can read about it HERE.  I only needed a fraction of one of these bundles for my mirror.

I used a wire cutter to chop out about 20 rows of bamboo.

Then I cut each of the bamboos into varies lengths with a pruning shear.

They each got 2 coats of white spray paint.

Then I used the trusty glue gun to attach each of the bamboo sticks.

1 1/2 glue sticks later and I was ready to hang this big boy.  And the more I looked at it, the more I was thinking… It’s too big!  I’ve got long arms, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to reach the center of the mirror to get it off the carpet, let alone to hang this beast.

And that’s when it happened!  I thought I had it attached.  I walked away and heard a crash!

Apparently it wasn’t attached!  OOPS!

After walking away for a few minutes (too cool down and clear my head) I decided that I’d give my mirror a little trim.  I cut down the longer bamboo sticks, keeping them all at random lengths.

With the shorter sticks I was able to make sure it was attached to the nail properly.

Love it!

With all the pain this baby caused (I tripped and landed on a hammer hanging this bad boy) it was definitely worth it!

So what have you been painting???

Power of Paint Party Rules:

#1… This is a PAINT party… so pretty please, link-up only paint related projects.  I HATE deleting!

#2… Please put my nifty POPP button (you can find it up in my menu bar’s BUTTONS) in your blog post or a link back to this party somewhere on your blog… that way others from your blog can check out all the paint projects too.

#3… Share the Love… visit the other paint pals.

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  1. I mistakenly linked a teal dresser that I had linked last week. Can you delete it for me. Sorry about that

    And congrats again.


  2. Congrats on the million, MaryAnn! Wowzee! I'd be jumping for joy! Love the mirror too. Too cute!

    Hey, linky tools didn't go thru the 1st time – or so I thought! So I did it again and now there's 2! Hope you can delete one of them. Thanks!

    Congrats again!

  3. Hi Maryann~ that mirror looks like it took a lot of time, and I think I'd be too sick and frustrated to jump back into fixing it after it crashed. 🙁 so sorry!! Glad it finally came together though- it looks amazing! thanks for hosting!

  4. Oh, Maryann! The mirror looks wonderful & I love where you placed it…just perfect! Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a fantastic Wednesday!

  5. uh oh! sounds like you have bad days like I do! 🙂
    Your mirror looks great! I haven't made one yet, looks like it's not gonna happen.
    thanks for hosting this great party!

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