So after missing out on this mirror, I've had mirrors on the brain. I saw this image on the blog Made By Girl late last week:
via Made By Girl for West Elm
It's a mirror that will apparently be hitting West Elm stores soon as part of their new fall collection.
I conveniently picked up a bunch of sticks at a Goodwill store in Iowa on our vacation a couple weeks ago (yup, we thrifted and antiqued our way through Iowa:)) for the low price of 99 cents. I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but 2 days after seeing the above mirror image, I had my hot glue gun out and was ready to put those sticks to work. I also used a 12 inch round mirror that I picked up from Michael's for $3 (with a 40% off coupon).
Here are a few pictures of the process:
My 99 cent sticks
Lucky worked on her own project while Charm napped and I started work.
And here's the after:
And here is our new mirror above our bed:
Is it perfect? Absolutely not. It's not nearly as full as the West Elm version, but for $4 total, I'm thrilled with the outcome. We used 3M picture hanging strips to adhere it to the wall.
If I had to do it all over again, here is what I'd do differently: I'd consider the scale I was aiming for before heading to Michael's to pick up the mirror. I was surprised to see all the options I could have chosen. I picked a 12 inch mirror, but I think an 8 inch or 10 inch diameter would have worked better for the look I was going for. A smaller mirror would have resulted in a fuller look. I probably could have gotten away with breaking the sticks in half, had I used a smaller mirror. Ah well. Live and learn. Next time I make a stick mirror, I'll do better:)!