Monday, August 1, 2011

re - design : spoon sunburst mirror

Young House Love's Pinterest Challenge was issued last week, and it was just the motivation I needed to get off my duff and get a project started!

My Pinspiration:

Pinned by a Pinterest user a few weeks back, from Marie Claire Idees (although I've since seen it on the Country Living website as well).

I nixed the plastic spoons, backed a small mirror with a galvanized pipe collar from the hardware store, and surrounded the mirror with silver-plated spoons and forks from the thrift store.

The mirror (6 inches) is attached to the 3-inch pipe collar using mirror adhesive (3 inches is the measurement of the hole on the pipe collar; the actual disk is approximately 12 inches in diameter). The silverware is attached to the pipe collar using epoxy and wired through drilled holes. Total cost of this project is under $20.

It doesn't really look anything like the original pin, but in a way, that's what I like most about it. I let the original materials inspire me to make something similar, but really different and completely my own.

If you want more specifics, leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail, and I can walk you through the steps. If there's enough interest, I may just post a follow-up blog. Thanks for reading and looking!


Hey cool! This project earned a top ten spot at The CSI Project blog!



Trissta said...

Awesome job!! I'm loving how you put your own twist on it! It's something I wouldn't have thought of. I wonder what it would look like if you used the great big serving spoons... Hmmmm... I'm getting the bug again!

Much Love,

Night Garden Design said...

Thanks, Trissta! I'd bet that big serving spoons, all the same size, would look really awesome, especially on a larger mirror. Do it!


Jenn said...

What clever idea! Spoons! LOVE it ... and your turned out amazing. I love that you used real silverware :)

Night Garden Design said...

Thanks, Jenn!

Kate @ A Creative Cookie said...

Clever and cute! Love the modern look too!

Erin @ Simply Frugal Mom said...

I'm dropping by as the guest judge on The CSI Project this week. This turned out lovely! I like that you took the idea from Pinterest and made it into something similar but different. Great job!

Night Garden Design said...

Erin! Thanks for choosing my project as one of your top ten! So flattering!