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I have been meaning to share this since summer . . . can you tell I’ve been crazy busy? So finally here it is, my sunburst driftwood mirror. It’s easy to make:

  • After a day of drinking on the beach in Michigan, take a walk just after sunset to collect driftwood
  • Break driftwood pieces into roughly the same size (you don’t want them all the same size; you want an organic look. Or maybe not, if you’re a control freak. You decide!)
  • Buy cheap mirror at Home Depot after you realize Wal-Mart does not stock them
  • Rig up the back of the mirror with a hanging device if it does not have one already¬†(I did this AFTER and it was difficult)
  • Glue pieces of driftwood around the mirror in a way that pleases you (I used Gorilla Glue, I do not recommend this as it bubbles up and leaves a thick residue that shows. I touched up spots with hot glue so that may be the route to go. The twists and turns of the wood are the only things that make this project a tad difficult).
  • Use weighted objects to hold the wood down until the glue dries
  • Hang mirror at home, reminding yourself of the beach and all of its awesomeness

Supplies at the ready:

Waiting for glue to dry:

Hanging up:

Things I Live For: Driftwood from the shores of Southwest Michigan

Quote of the Day: “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” –Jack Kerouac

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  1. Heather on 2010.11.04

    Looks awesome! You are the queen of DIY!

  2. Kristina on 2010.12.02

    I love that you used cans of old style to hold down the driftwood. So chicago.

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