Try out this simple and inexpensive DIY Costal Sunburst Mirror made out of shims and torched to create the perfect, beachy vibe.
Create a pattern for your sunburst mirror by gluing together three small cut shims to form a square. This is the starting point for a few of the shims to meet in the center. Measure and cut the shims according to your pattern.
Use construction glue to adhere the shims to each other. Place shorter sticks in between the longer sticks to create desired pattern. Let the glue set overnight before moving to the next step.
Using my Bernzomatic TS8000, torch all the shims to create a burnt look all along the sides and edges. Lightly sand the shims and wipe off any residue with a clean rag. Next, cut a piece of cardboard that's smaller than the mirror and glue it on the center. This is where you'll attach the mirror since you'll need a flat surface.
Taking a paint brush, lightly feather on the white paint on the shims. Take off any excess paint with the rag. The light coat allowed for the torched areas to show through and creates the perfect coastal aesthetic.
After the paint has dried, install your sawtooth hanger on the back. Tip: Test torching on the backside to get desired color.
Wait until the last step to glue on your mirror. When it's completely dry, hang and style it!