DIY Anthropologie Mirror Dupe {Designer Look for Less!}

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I am partnering with Krylon  today to show you how to get a designer look for less!

When decorating my home, one of my favorite things to do is to create a designer look for less.  I have a hard time spending a lot of money on decor when I know that I can just make it myself.  

For example, I love this Anthropologie mirror, but look at the price tag, y’all!  $398.00!!!

Um.  That’s a hard NO for me. 

I felt pretty confident that I could get the same look for a LOT less, so I was so excited when I found this mirror at a thrift store for $20. 

It was a similar size and shape to the Anthropologie mirror, except for the curly detail on top, and I knew that would be easy to remove. 

So I went to Lowe’s to pick up some supplies.  For my paint colors, I went with Krylon’s COLORmaxx Spray Paint and Primer in Satin Ivory and a can of their metallic paint in Gold Leaf.

For the fluted wood details around the edges of the mirror, I picked up 3 pieces of 3/8 inch x 11/16 inch half round trim molding in the lumber section.   

I also picked up some wood glue  to attach the wood pieces to my mirror. 

Now, you can use an electric miter saw or manual miter box to cut your wood, but you can also use something like these steel snips.  This is what we had at the house, and Cy helped me measure and cut each piece of wood. 

Before gluing the wood pieces to the mirror, I took it outside and used a rubber mallet to knock off the curvy detail on top.  It was so easy and just popped right off!

Then I used some painter’s tape to cover up the mirror. 

Next, I lightly sanded the edges of the mirror to get off any dirt or debris.  Since it was an old mirror, it had a little build up that I had to get off.  

Then I wiped the wood edges clean and began to glue the wooden pieces on the sides of the mirror to create a fluted edge.  I added all of the pieces I needed EXCEPT the two at each corner that I was going to paint gold the next day.

 

(One mistake I made:  I used the clear wood glue that expands, and it seeped through some of my fluted pieces when it dried.  If I could do it over, I would use the non-expanding glue.)

I gathered some heavy books and items from around the house and gently laid them on top of the wooden pieces to let the glue set up overnight.

The next day, I took the books off and took the mirror outside. I painted the all the edges the COLORmaxx Spray Paint and Primer in Satin Ivory, and then let it dry. 

Krylon COLORmaxx spray paint provides brilliant, on-trend colors in a variety of sheens. This product has smooth application with added rust protection. The easy push big button tip provides the ability to spray at any angle for fast coverage to get your project done.

  • -Increases paint adhesion and smoothes uneven surfaces
  • -Ensures true paint color is achieved
  • -Big button spray tip with spray any way capabilities
  • -Fast drying

While it was drying, I spray painted the extra two pieces for each corner Krylon Metallic in Gold Leaf.

 

Once everything was dry, I took it inside and used the wood glue to add the gold details to each corner. 

I let those dry for a bit and then hung my new mirror on the wall!  I love the way it turned out!

 

I have less than $50 in supplies for this project which is a WHOLE lot better than $398!  Don’t cha think?

 

That’s a saving of about $350!  YES!   

I love how a little creativity and great products {wink} help me design my home for less!

 

 

21 Comments

  1. Wow!!!! What a deal. I’d love to have the creativity you have. It looks so nice. I love the ivory with a touch of gold. How do you even find time to DIY when you are packing up to move? How are you fitting your whole family in a trailer? Isn’t there 6 of you now who will be there if Luke is in Calif? Please update those of us on the blog about your move etc as I don’t have Instagram. I’d love to see your set up once you get to the property.

  2. You, my creative friend, are amazing!! Such a clever way to get “the look” and save a horde of cash along the way!!

  3. Woot Woot! This looks fantastic Tracy! I have been praying for you and your little tribe as you get ready to move to “Still Waters” permanently. I believe it will be a haven of rest for you all, and everyone who steps foot on your property!

  4. Looks fantastic! If I’m being honest…I like your version better than the Anthro version.

  5. great!!! this the sort of project i originally signed up for your blog. THANK YOU.

    how is your son doing ??

    Sunia doing ok with all the changes going on ???

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