Sunburst mirrors have been popping up in homes for years, and it doesn't look the sun is setting on the popular look any time soon.
If you love the trend but want to save your cash, this IKEA hack is for you.
All week long, TODAY.com is dishing out four-step IKEA hacks you can pull off with a little DIY magic — and today's might be our favorite one yet. Developed by DIY'er Jourdan Fairchild, this sunburst mirror can be created with only a few materials.
- IKEA's Skogsvag mirror
- 40 1/8-inch x 36-inch dowels
- Scissors to cut dowels
- Gold spray paint
- Super glue
1. Using sharp scissors, cut dowels to the following three lenghts: 5 1/2 inches, 4 1/2 inches, 4 inches. For this pattern, you will want to cut twice as many of the middle size (4 1/2 inches) as the other two sizes.
2. Working on a drop cloth in a well-ventilated area, cover the mirror with contact paper (or computer paper if you have someone to hold it down as you work).
Spray paint mirror’s rim with gold paint as well as wooden dowels, which will need to be rotated and coated on all sides. Once the mirror is dry, remove contact paper.
3. With the mirror lying on a flat surface, use super glue to affix the dowels to the mirror’s rim. As you approach each corner, angle the dowels slightly so that the pattern rounds the corner naturally. If any dowels pop off or leave dark marks, slide paper under the dowel and re-coat the rim with spray paint.
4. Once dry, carefully hang in place.