This isn't so much a do it yourself project as it is just an put-this-all-together yourself project, but it's still super fun! So we have a sky light in our living room that has a drywall tunnel beneath it since we don't have vaulted ceilings (yet! look out drywall...), and when the sun shines in that light the entire thing glows. That's all well and good, but let's really make it sparkle!
Anyway, when I saw the sun pouring in you just know I had to glam it up. Everyone needs a little disco, right? Right. This project seemed easy enough: get some mirrors, get some self adhesive.. done. Well, not so much... one by one these mirrors came crashing down (luckily none broke) like a mini meteor shower, until I figured out a solution...E-6000.
UPDATE 5/20/2013 - A few of my mirrors have been really stubborn and won't stay up, so I'm using the plastic clamshell mirror hardware to secure them. success!
Alright my fellow shiny-things lovers, let me warn you by saying this lil DIY is permanent. Once they are on they aren't coming down unless pieces of the drywall are coming with. For us, I figured "who cares, we'll probably vault the ceiling someday anyway" and I certainly hope we do. Scratch that, we will vault the ceilings someday. For now, I love these so much!
Let's keep this fun one short & sweet so you can get to work on disco-fying your own home:
Step 1: Get a skylight.
Step 2: Get some mirrors. I'm sure you can find all kinds of different shapes, but when I saw these hexagon mirrors at IKEA, the screamed to me "Put us in the skylight already!" - and I listened. At $14.99 for a pack of 10 good sized hexies, I came home with 2 packs - naturally.
UPDATE: 5/20/13 - All my mirrors have stayed up without a problem except for 2 stubborn ones. My solution is to use clamshell mirror hardware to keep the stragglers up there.
Now just carefully climb up and place them as you like! If you do this in the sun, you can position the mirrors so the sun hits it. Then, on the opposite wall, position more mirrors where the last mirrors reflected. Make sense? In theory, the sun will bounce all around these mirrors sending little sun specks down into your home. And guess what? It totally does. Victory! Let's see the results:
Everything about this is good - no - great. I'm happy with the results, and I need to get mirrors. By the way, half of these mirrors have a little orangey-brown tint. I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but if living with that color meant I get my bee-hive like hexagons, I'm up for it. And actually, the color is very warm and cozy when it shines onto the floor below.
There you have it. A quick (sort of) and easy DIY that will add some light & conversation to your home, because you know people are gonna ask about it. Now pin this to your "must do" board and order yourself some mirrors!
What do you think, love it? Hate it? Am I crazy? Happy Wednesday or something!
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