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A while ago I found this amazing DIY sunburst mirror tutorial on Stephanie Lynn's blog, Under The Table and Dreaming. From that moment on I fell in love with her blog. Most of her projects are home decorating projects and she is so kind to share all the instructions for making them.
It's an inspiration heaven
Here is the mirror I made...
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I followed her instructions for making the mirror. It was fairly easy to do but I made one mistake. I decided to use wooden skewers that I had at home. It's always good to use stuff you already have, right? WRONG 
I ran out of skewers when I was halfway through with gluing them on and I couldn't find the exact same kind again.
So I had to take the whole thing off and start again. 

But.... I have a brand new sunburst mirror and it was totally wort the effort. The plan was to hang it over our bed but after making this I realized that it wasn't a good idea at all. These things are seriously poky. And I didn't want our eyes to bee poked out if it fell down from the wall. 
Luckily we have a surplus of empty walls in our apartment :) 
And we found a place for the mirror above our television. 


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I'm so happy with the result. 
What do you think? Have you made a sunburst mirror?
Lots of love
 
It has bean raining cats and dogs the last few days so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to stay inside and paint. My daughters play table and chairs were getting a bit worn out so I decided to give them a redo. When I asked my daughter Helena which color she wanted she replied "PINK" without a thought.  I wasn´t surprised since my soon to be 5 year old daughter insists on being called a "princess".
My better half was out of town and had our camera with him so I didn´t get the chance to take a before picture. 
But this is what it looks like new from the store...

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Source IKEA
Well ours wasn´t new from the store. It had crayon marks on it, food stains and paint chipping off. 
So off I vent to the hardware store to buy some pink paint. To find the right shade of pink I took a pink paper napkin with me. This napkin was the shade that I wanted so when I was at the store I just found the closest color to the color of the napkin. Trust me its not as easy as you think to pick the right color from 10 different shades of pink. 

This is how it looks like today...
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I might paint some images on it later or put some fabric on it like  you can see here...
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Source babyology 
But for now I´m liking the change.
The hardest part was: waiting for the paint to dry
My only regret: Not painting it years ago
 
I went to Goodwill yesterday and found two little treasures. A Barbie vanity table and a silver bowl. I cleaned the Barbie table and I hope to spray paint it someday. But for now my 4 year old daughter is really happy with it. I have polished the silver bowl. But what do people do with silver bowls anyway? So I searched the internet for some inspiration...
Silver bowls look so pretty with cut flowers
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This is mercury glass but a silver bowl would work just as well with fruit in it
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Ore with some Christmas decorations
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I bet it would look really great with some moss. But the problem is.... I´t doesn´t really go with my IKEA furniture and home decor.  I definitely need to do something about that.