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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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16 Comments

  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.

    -https://designpardeux.com

  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!
    gail

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