Make It: Wooden Anthro-Inspired Mirror DIY

So… That mirror on the left? See it? Yeah, that one. It’s pretty, for sure, but $1800 pretty? Not so much. As with many a beautiful-yet-insanely-overpriced Anthropologie object, this mirror was a springboard for a much less expensive DIY version! Check it out below.      

Brit from Brit + Co. spied this online exclusive from Anthropologie (and its accompanying $1800 price tag — I’m still in shock) and knew a more affordable DIY version was in her future. Continue Reading

The “Does It Work?” Challenge: Cleaning Windows & Mirrors with Newspaper

created at: 03/11/2012

It’s cleaning and organization month on Curbly! This week we’re taking a look at those household tips and tricks you’ve always heard or read about, but wondered if they really worked. I handed our Official Curbly Test Kitchen Tester (moi) a bevy of assignments, all to answer one burning question: Does it work?

First up: Cleaning glass with newspaper. I must confess, my Dad taught me this trick years ago. It’s something about the lack of lint on the paper (vs. Continue Reading

Eclectic Starburst Mirror

created at: 01/02/2012

I have a starburst mirror hanging in my bedroom above the bed, and my husband is always making some comment on how he is sure he will die from being impaled by one of the “rays” in the middle of the night.  He’s so supportive of my home decorating.  I also love utensil art, as we’ve seen in my kitchen before.  You can imagine, then, that I’d appreciate this DIY utensil starburst mirror!   An eclectic mix of silverware, painted porcelain, beads, and mirror, this piece of art- appropriately residing in the dining room- was a creation by Beverly of Flamingo Toes. Continue Reading

How to: Make Golden Super Starburst Wall Art (for under $10.00)

created at: 11/07/2011Can you guess from what inexpensive material this starburst was made?

Hi, I’m Holly.First, let me say that I am super excited to be here on Curbly today for my very first guest blog post ever! Fingers crossed it all goes well….

So, I am a little obsessed (ok more like, a lot) with vintage sunbursts, starbursts, whatever you like to call them, wall art. I own some brass urchins that hang on my home office wall as well as a funky vintage starburst hanging planter that hangs on my bedroom wall. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Faux Transom for Under $10

Faux Transom

I’m all about inexpensive updates around the house. They are far more justifiable and brag-worthy, in my opinion! Take this faux transom as an example- more light, more architectural detail, and more brownie points. See how easily it was done!   

created at: 08/24/2011

Diane at In My Own Style wanted to eliminate the negative space above her doorway, so she got one of those cheap behind-the-door mirrors from Target and jazzed it up with molding. Mounted above her doorway, it doesn’t look like a cheap mirror at all! Continue Reading

Make an Oversized Antique Glass Mirror

A worn oversized mirror is something I’ve been on the market for since I bought my house. They’re ridiculously expensive and completely out of my price range. Since it’s been three years and one hasn’t magically been bestowed upon me for a reasonably price, this is the route I plan on taking.  

I want to place this DIYed antique glass mirror in my entryway, and I think the massive amounts of light the space gets will play off of the “imperfections” nicely. Continue Reading

Repurpose: Salvaged Window to Awesome Mirror


created at: 07/12/2011

Thrift stores and Estate sales aren’t the only places for a great find: Monica brought home this boring multi-paned window from a salvage yard and transformed it using everyone’s favorite space enhancers: mirrors.  

created at: 07/12/2011

Instead of the opaque plexiglass inserts her window came with (isn’t that kind of an oxymoron? Opaque windows?), her custom-cut mirrors make all the difference.  See how she did it on Craftynest.

How To: Make a DIY Honeycomb Mirror

created at: 04/22/2011

My friend Rebecca got handy this weekend, and whipped up an awesome room centerpiece and focal point from an upcycled shipping pallet. Though it’s large, the inclusion of honeycomb mirrors (IKEAhack!) allows the piece to reflect light and color, making the small room seem bigger.  

Pretty cool, huh? Also, nice job on the photos, Rebecca. There’s no reflection of you anywhere!

Small Space DIY: Make Your Own Honeycomb Mirror [Loving.Living.Small]