Thursday, October 9, 2008

A New "Star" for Your Home

So you've seen them everywhere in different sizes, finishes and designs. The starburst has become an icon in design again. Very popular in retro atmospheres, it has been altered many times to create a softer, more formal appearance. The only problem is the price has been altered, too! I've seen some of these as high as $1399.00! Yes, that's one thousand three hundred ninety-nine dollars, not a misplaced decimal point. After drooling over these for some time, I thought I had settled on a great alternative, the one from West Elm. Attractively priced at $39, this was a steal! But the more I looked at it, the more I felt something was missing. Yes, even on my minimal mindset. So after taking another look, I decided to create my own! Unfortunately, I don't have a picture timeline, but I'll give you step by step instructions and a picture of the final product.


But first, some inspiration photos...




Pictured above (from left to right) are the Sunburst wall art from West Elm, the Raindrops mirror from Uttermost and the Raindrops mirror from Potterybarn. These are just a sample of the some of the different styles available!


After about a week of collecting supplies for mine and only a day of assembly, this is the finished product...

I used a combination of wooden craft circles and round mirrors of various sizes to create a unique piece. I stained the wood a dark brown, and it really warms the overall look. I could have used the mirrors only, but not only would it have gotten pricey, but the wood helps it blend with the other would tones in the room. The sculpture compliments my decor instead of dominating it.
So how did I do this? Check back tomorrow, and I'll tell you how!


























4 comments:

Crystal @ The Thrifty Mama said...

Cute! I like it

The Frugal 5 said...

Very Crafty! I love it.

alanajo said...

Wow. You did a great job! WTG!

Becky said...

I don't have a creative bone in my body. Very cool!