Wooden Shim Rose Gold Starburst Mirror

Wooden Shim Rose Gold Starburst Mirror

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 6th 2016

Turn scrap wood into something wonderful with the newest on-trend shade of Metallic Lustre® .


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • 2" flat brush
    • screwdriver
    • wooden shims
    • saw-tooth picture hanger
    • clean cloth
    • miter saw
    • drill and small drill bit
    • E6000 Glue
    • bucket
    • mirror
    • jigsaw
    • particleboard



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a miter saw to cut (20) shims 10" long, (19) shims 9" long, and (13) shims 8.5" long. Cut off the thin end and use the thicker end.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Sand the shims. Use a 2" flat brush and French Mauve to paint the front, top (the thick end), and sides of each shim. (The backs and bottom tips don't need to be painted.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a cloth, apply Rose Gold over all the painted surfaces.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Trace the bottom of a 5-gallon bucket onto a piece of particleboard to get a 10.5" circle.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a scroll or jigsaw, cut out the circle.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Center the particleboard on the back of the mirror and trace it. Spread adhesive such as E6000 Glue or Liquid Nails inside the circle.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Press the particleboard onto the mirror. Let the glue dry for 48 hours.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Set the shims around the mirror (painted side facing down), alternating between the 8.5" and 9" shims. Arrange them so they fit evenly without gaps along the particleboard circle. Use E6000 Glue to attach them to the back of the mirror.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Between each set of a 9" and 8.5" shim, adhere a 10" shim.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Use the remaining shims to fill in all the gaps. Alternate the lengths so you get some 9" and some 10" throughout.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Mark the holes for the hanger. Drill holes part-way through the wood; be careful not to drill too deeply and hit the mirror. Use a screwdriver to secure the hanger with screws.
    22. Instruction #11