A little over a month ago we closed on our first house! We’ve been busy painting and the other day I realized we haven’t hung anything on our beautiful walls. On one of the many trips to the home improvement stores I saw an end cap of wood shims and remembered a sunburst mirror I had seen on Pinterest using them. So I threw them in the cart and brought them home with the rest of the supplies I had gone for.
Then a few days later I noticed my husband had been using them on various projects! Oh no he didn’t!
That was all the motivation I needed to pull the glue gun out during naptime and use the shims for their intended purpose before he used them all up.
2 packs of wood shims ($5 ea)
10″ mirror (on sale for $2.50)
foam circle (but a cardboard circle would work too) ($7)
The total cost was under $20.
It was a fast project that took about 30 minutes to glue together, but makes a big statement. The hardest part was deciding where to hang it. I went back and forth between the bedroom and the entry way.
The bedroom won! I love it and may love it even more since coming across this similar one at Ballard Designs with a very steep price tag! I thought about painting it white, but decided I like the variations of the natural wood and left it alone.
Have you DIY’d an expensive item for much less? Do share!