DIY Anthopologie Cecilia Mirror

by Meg
5 Materials
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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  • Julia Williamson Julia Williamson on Feb 27, 2022

    Love it! My mirror has no frame around it. Can you suggest what I can use to frame it? Could not see the gems on the finished product. Going to try this.

  • Ticia Ticia on Feb 27, 2022

    I'm just curious as to how heavy is the mirror? I have a beautiful antique round mirror but the glass is no longer perfect. It also has the wood clip where one could hang it on the room's molding. It is extremely heavy so I don' t hang it. You did a beautiful job

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  • Linda Wells Linda Wells on Jul 22, 2022

    You are a genius. This is gorgeous and I’m going to save it until I can find a mirror.

  • Carmen Comrie Carmen Comrie on Apr 30, 2023

    I am about to receive two mirrors before a friend's house sale, and will use this idea to restore them. I am impressed with your results!