Hello, sunshine

I adore sunbursts. We have a lightweight one from West Elm above our bed, and I've been searching for one to put over our fireplace in our work-in-progess living room. Damn vaulted ceilings tend to dwarf anything I put there.

While some deem them a bit trendy (they keep making cameo appearances in decor mags as of late), some trends come full circle, don't they? Just ask
Louis XIV aka the "Sun King", for he had a penchant for this sun emblem--I'm relying on 2 college semesters of Art Paradigms here.

I scored this piece for $68 at Home Goods during their customer appreciation sale. It reminded me of this piece that Amy over at Inspirations for Everyday Living posted, of which I fell utterly in love with. Mr. FC looked appalled when I first lugged it into the house. Then he noticed the wood elements and proclaimed it masculine enough.
Whatever works in my favor, I'll take it.
While I know this piece might not appeal to everyone, I just adore its rustic and glam qualities.
(Pardon the brightness of this pic, we're having lighting issues. )

22 comments:

  1. I love the wood elements, it's so unique! I love it, post pics when it's above the fireplace, mmkay?

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  2. That is gorgeous. I love it. And for 68 bucks wow. I missed that sale. I will be going by there today though.

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  3. I love it! I have been looking for something similar. How big is it? We don't have a Home Goods *pout* but I'm happy that you scored such a great deal!

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  4. Wow, what a deal on a fantastic piece! I absolutely adore the the wood, it's what puts it above for me!

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  5. what a great piece! Very cool. Can't wait to see where you put it! LOVE Homegoods,don't you?

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  6. I love it and I feel like they are timeless! LOL @ Mr. FC and the wood element! bwah! ;) You guys are a trip and need your own reality show! So cute!

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  7. You are so LUCKY. That is a gorgeous mirror.

    jbhat

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  8. Hi! I'm new here but I love your style! Your newest sunny addition is just fantastic! Can't wait to see more!

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  9. Oh wow! You are on a roll. That is an amazing piece of delicious goodness right there. Definitely need pictures once it is up!

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  10. I love it. What an amazing find and a reminder that I need to take a trip out to home goods.

    I love the glam with the rustic what a great combo.

    So happy your hubby liked it. Makes it so much easier than to bug him to hang it.

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  11. I adore it as well, and wow what a steal of a deal! good job shopper lady! I like the wood element as well. I have always disliked the brassy shiny ones.

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  12. I love how you have to psych Mr. FC into these things. Love it :)

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  13. Wow! I love these 'types' of mirrors too! I've never seen one with the wood element though. VERY CHIC! Don't you love great finds?! I'm new to your blog... your home is beautiful.

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  14. I would give just about anything for a Homegoods. Great find. I love the starburst mirrors!

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  15. Whoa, that mirror is insane. I love it! And I love what you've done to your house. I saw your post on J's blog about living in Iowa City but you used to live in Colorado (I used to live in Sioux Falls but I'm now in Colorado...we all kind of wander the same way, don't we?) and I thought I'd take a look. I love love love your blog!

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  16. Oh wait, YOU'RE in colorado right now. You used to be in Iowa. Ha. Okay. I'm a little slow, I just woke up from a nap. LOL.

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  17. I love it! So gorgeous, what a great mix of styles with the mirrored and wood! I found another spin on this style at west elm, it was kind of a flower shape. I love yours, awesome find!

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  18. I love it! I'm really picky about sunbursts - there are some really cheesy ones out there. But this one is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous find!

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  19. Very nice piece. Cant wait to see it in your room. I love your kitchen by the way. What painting technique did you use? I really want to paint my cabinets, but am scared that they will get ruined especially with having a four year old.

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  20. What a find!! I just love dramatic pieces like that.

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