Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pinterest Challenge

A few of my favorite bloggers, Katie, Sherry, Emily, and Lana got together and created a Pinterest Challenge.

They did a great job on their projects. You should check out Katie's shim mirror, Sherry and John's clothes pin pendant lamp, Emily's nailhead closet doors, and Lana's chalkboard fridge.

Lucky for me, I just completed one of my favorite finds on Pinterest this past weekend so I get to join in on the link up fun.

Here is the inspiration and instructions that I used to make my large starburst mirror.

Beautiful isn't it?

I followed Cassie's instructions for the most part. I wanted to hang this above our bed in the master bedroom so I decided to switch it up a little by staining the shims. I also didn't want to spend $20 on the mirror so I just went with a 14" beveled mirror that I found a Hobby Lobby for $5 with a coupon.

A little staining tip for anyone wanting to do a DIY staining project themselves...vegetable oil takes stain off of skin. I somehow managed to get stain all over me and the vegetable oil worked like a charm.

Here's my beauty.  She's a big one too. I wasn't sure if she'd fit above the bed, but she did (just barely).

Thanks Katie, Sherry, Emily and Lana for hosting this challenge! I'm already looking forward to the next one.


  1. Gorgeous!!! I LOVE it with the stain.

  2. I love this so much, I've pinned your version so that I can DIY it myself. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  3. OMGOODNESS!! That is SO nice!! and looks even better stained. I'm planning to do it in white to put on deep blue walls!! I have now pinned this picture on pinterest!!!

  4. Your version looks great!!! I love the stain, too!

  5. Beautiful! I LOVE the stain .... such a gorgeous color.

  6. SO pretty!! Very impressive!!! : D This is going on the list! : )

  7. Oh I just love how this turned out! And the darker wood looks amazing! I want one now :)

    xo Catharine @ Your Modern Couple

  8. This is gorgeous! Love the dark stain and I can tell that you took a lot of time and care to space your rows out nicely. Would you please advise what size shims you used? I bought the 8" that come in a pack of 14 but I have a feeling yours may be longer. Thanks so much for sharing!