Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

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Hayley from Grey House Harbor loves a good knockoff AND a pretty mirror. She says, “I adore they way they instantly lighten and brighten any space. Sunburst (or starburst) mirrors have been en vogue for a few years now and the trend isn’t fading. But they can cost some serious coin.” Hayley knew this was […Read More]

Wood Shim Dresser Makeover

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Holly, one of the crafty gals behind My Sister’s Suitcase and a contributor at Tatertots & Jello, is quick to admit that she has “West Elm taste on a thrift store budget.” It was their wood tile furniture that flipped Holly’s DIY switch and motivated her on to update her current dresser with wood shims. The shims facilitated the project, allowing Holly to work with only limited tools and avoid cutting a bunch of wood. You’ve got to check out the before pics to appreciate how Holly totally changed the look of her dresser from traditional to modern.

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Stained Wood Shim Starburst Mirror

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I hope you enjoyed revisiting the most popular Pottery Barn projects featured over the past few years here at KOD. Today we are going to go a little starburst mirror crazy with two different DIY versions. The first comes from yours truly! I really love the classic look of these mirrors and decided to join the ranks of DIYers who have made their own. However, like I share at Infarrantly Creative, I think I’m the only crazy person who sanded and stained 150 shims to get the job done! Yikes! Trust me when I say that the end result totally makes it worth it though!

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Wood Shim DIY Wall Art

wood shim wall art

This morning I shared a sunburst mirror that was created with wood shims. Katie from Upcycled Treasures also used the handy little sticks to create décor for her walls. She painted, cut, and pieced together her shims to make a large piece of framed wood art. Katie strategically placed her new artwork over a metal door in her hallway that was quite the eyesore. Don’t you love the texture of the uneven shims?

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Wood Sunburst Mirror

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If, like Sarah from Thrifty Décor Chick, you’ve been holding back on the sunburst mirror trend, now may be the time to jump on the bandwagon. Sarah finally created two wood shim sunburst mirrors after planning their design ages ago. They cost her $10 each, which is a pretty spectacular price for a 34” piece […Read More]

Wood Beverage Tags

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Susan from Homeroad loved some beverage tags she saw in the Ballard catalog and decided to make her own using shims. Susan cut, sanded, and stained her tags, and then wrote the wording by hand. If you love entertaining, these will definitely save your sanity from people asking what’s in each pitcher a gazillion times. […Read More]