DIY Anthopologie Cecilia Mirror

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30 Minutes

I like to browse Anthropologie when looking for style inspiration. I’d seen the Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror dupes floating around but I wasn’t feeling it. But then: it happened. I fell in love with a mirror. It’s true. The Cecilia Mirror.

But then I saw the price and I promptly took off my rose colored glasses and hopped on the DIY train.

Gorgeous piece. Ugly price.

I already had this round mirror above my mantel. I bought it a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby on a week that they were 50% off (bless your sale weeks, HL) for $60. 

It’s huge too. 32”. 

I ordered some wooden appliqués from Amazon and grabbed a couple packs of sticky gems from the Dollar Tree. 

My shoppable photo on my Amazon Storefront is linked here.

I had a can of gold spray paint in my garage that I knew would be perfect. 

I started by trying a couple of different layouts with the appliqués until I found one that I liked. 

Once I was settled on that- I grabbed my glue gun and some Gorilla Glue sticks and got to work. 

It was so easy that I was kicking myself for not doing it sooner

Once all of my appliqués were in place, I went around the frame and placed the sticky gems. 

I then covered the mirror portion in plastic grocery bags and painters tape and gave it an even coat of metallic gold spray paint. 

Once it was dry- I just peeled off the tape and hung her back in her rightful place. 

In hindsight, I would have painted the appliqués first because I wasn’t able to paint the underneath once they were glued on. But you can’t really tell unless you’re looking for it in the reflection. 

Quick. Easy. And cheap, since I already had a mirror and spray paint on hand.

But even if you’re starting from scratch- it’s waaaayyy cheaper than $400. 

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