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A New Sunburst Mirror

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sometimes it pays to wait for what you want...


For so long, I have wanted a sunburst mirror to go over the sofa in our living room, but I didn't want to pay the heavy price for one.  Our sofa is tucked in under the staircase and I felt like the space needed something round to break up all the angles going on here.  Until I found what I wanted, I slapped rub & buff on an existing mirror, printed out some birds from Vintage Printable and called it a day.  Not the greatest look, but it worked for a while.

Back to my sunburst mirror....Thank you for the inspiration a la Albert Hadley.



I did find this one last winter at Garden Ridge for around $50, but couldn't quite pull the trigger and buy it.  It was super heavy and seemed like a nightmare to hang on plaster walls.


 Cottage and Vine

I am so glad that I waited because the perfect mirror presented itself the other week on Joss & Main.  Just to make this all even more meant to be - I had enough credit to put this thing in my cart without shelling out a dime.  I'm one happy girl!  Now to patch those holes, ugh!


25 comments:

  1. I am on their email list but have not bought anything so far. Love the mirror.

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  2. Looks great, Rene! You're right--that round shape is perfect there. I'm attempting my own sunburst mirror made out of driftwood I gathered on the New England coast...just posted about it today. Keep your fingers crossed for me, would ya? I'm hoping it's what I've been waiting for too:)

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  3. I think your mirror is just gorgeous! It has a very stylized look! Thanks for reminding me about Joss!

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  4. Sunbursts are my favorites…especially the little tiny ones mixed in with a grouping of paintings! The antique ones can definitely be pricey! This looks wonderful! However…I will say I really liked your first mirror with the grouping as well so don't think that didn't work either! You did great with both! I've been curious about Joss & Main…I will have to check out your fiends blog for sure! Thanks for sharing all of this!

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  5. Love it! And love that front green pillow!
    -Trish

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  6. Perfection, it's so unique, definitely worth the wait!

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  7. Looks fantastic Rene....so pretty! Love your pillows too!

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  8. I love it! I am looking for a sunburst mirror for our master bedroom - so nice that yours was free too!

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  9. love the mirror. so how do you hang on your plaster walls? I've been using command hooks for just about everything and just making sure they are rated for the weight I'm going to hang. It makes me a little nervous sometimes, but I've had disastrous results with anchoring in the walls.

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  10. Thank you for the sweet comments! Darija, you are smart to use command hooks. I use nails. So far so good.

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  11. Love your new mirror! It goes great with the rest of your living room area!

    Maria

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  12. I love it! Sounds like you WAITED and got exactly what you needed without spending a fortune. Well done!

    Leslie

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  13. I love the saying, "Good things come to those who wait". This mirror was well worth the wait! It looks perfect!

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  14. Could not be more perfect!!! I am in love with round mirrors.....they just do it for me :)

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  15. That looks so gorgeous Rene! That is one of the prettiest sunburst mirrors I've seen. It is perfect! All of your updates are beautiful--love the pillows.

    -Lane

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  16. Ahhh. Your patience paid off. I am envious. It's beautiful. Your styling there is just perfect. And you are so sweet to give me a J & M shout out. Thanks, friend.

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  17. LOVE your new mirror! Looks so great above your sofa - and I love the pillows too!

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  18. It looks amazing! And how awesome to have got it for free with your credit! The shape is perfect there, and those green pillows are so fresh and summery.

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  19. Rene,
    Love both looks! I adore all your pillows! Do you mind me asking where you found them and the nautical painting I saw in an earlier post? Thanks.

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  20. Thanks Angela. The green & white pillows came from Joss & Main and the blue velvet pillows came from Radiance From Ruins. Links to both can be found on my sidebar. The nautical painting that I believe you are referring to came from Uttermost.
    I hope this helps.

    René

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  21. Oops...almost forgot the green floral pillow - it came from Fabulous But Frugal. This link can also be found on my sidebar.

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  22. Can you provide the brand of the mirror? This would look great in my bedroom.

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