Just the other week I came across the absolute PERFECT mirror at my local thrift store to create this DIY Anthropologie Mirror Dupe. The size was perfect and so was the price – only $5! I also loved that it had a rounded top similar to the true Anthro mirror. I’ve been loving using gold as an accent in my home and knew this would be a great piece paired with my antique dresser I scored off Facebook.
You can do this project with almost any kind of mirror and in any size! Plus it’s a way more affordable option if you don’t want to splurge on the actual Anthropology mirror.
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- Mirror. I ended up thrifting mine.
- Gold Spray Paint
- Top Wood Applique
- Corner Wood Appliques
- Painters Tape
- Plastic or something to cover your mirror.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wood Glue
- Craft Pearls (optional). I ended up not using these, but they can make a really great detail depending on your mirror and your taste.
Step 1: Protect Your Mirror
First, protect your mirror using painters tape and plastic. You’ll want to do your best to avoid getting any spray paint or glue on the mirror.
Step 2: Attach the Wood Appliques
First, attach the applique that will be at the top of the mirror. Start by making a mark at the center.
Apply wood glue to the back of the applique and place centered on that mark.
Use a clamp to help secure the applique to the mirror.
I applied a little too much wood glue and it was oozing quite a bit so I took a piece of paper towel and simply wiped what I could off.
For the corner appliques, use a little bit of hot glue to attach them to the mirror. The hot glue on its own won’t be enough to securely keep the applique on, so hit the seams where the applique meets the mirror with wood glue.
When attaching, I suggest using a piece of wood or any kind of straight edge to make sure the applique is flush with the bottom edge of the mirror.
Again, I wiped off any excess wood glue.
Step 3: Attach the Craft Pearls (Optional)
Now would be the time to attach craft pearls if this something you would like to add.
I chose not to add them to my mirror as mine didn’t have any ridge or crevasse to place them. I personally liked mine better without the pearls for this reason.
If you want to add them, use hot glue or preferably super glue to attach them around the edge of the entire mirror.
Step 4: Spray Paint the Mirror
This is the exciting step!
Spray paint your mirror using gold spray paint. Two coats worked well for me!
Step 5: The Final Touches
Once the paint has dried, remove the tape and plastic.
I somehow got some spray paint on my mirror in the process. If this happens to you, use a razor blade to scrape the surface of the mirror. This should help remove the paint very easily!
Just like that – you’re done! This is such an easy project and I always love giving new life to thrift store finds.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY Anthropologie Mirror Dupe and hope it inspires you to make your own!
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