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Our inspiration for this DIY comes from the uber-popular Gleaming Primrose Mirror from Anthropologie. The vintage look of the gold mirror along with the beautiful detailing is a lovely decorative accent for any home.
You can find decorative wood appliqués at craft stores and even Amazon. Add gold spray paint and Rub 'n Buff in antique gold. The Rub 'n Buff gives a gorgeous finish to the decals.
Finding an arch mirror provides the true feeling of this Anthro-fave. However, any shape will work. Here's how we made a cost-conscious copycat using minimal supplies and some imagination.
Things You'll Need
To prep the mirror, place blue tape around the edges of the frame and mirror. Instead of taping down paper to cover the mirror, just tape over the entire mirror to protect it from spray paint.
In a well-ventilated area, spray the frame over a drop cloth. Allow to dry.
Cover the decorative wood appliqués with the gold spray paint. Allow to dry. One coat should be good, as long as they are completely covered in paint.
Now it is time for finger painting! Add the Rub 'n Buff antique gold finish to the mirror frame and the wood decals. Simply use your fingers to rub in the finish.
Using the E6000, glue the wood decals to the mirror following the pattern we've used in this tutorial. Allow to dry overnight.
Your mirror is now ready to be put on display.
Alice & Lois is a DIY and lifestyle blog where twin sisters Sara and Melissa share their inspiration, projects, connection and celebrate the good in life. They create inspiring posts centered around home, family, style and creativity, specializing in simple, yet sophisticated DIY projects. Sara and Melissa live in two very different places – Sara is in the heart of the midwest, Indianapolis and Melissa in the majestic ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Alice & Lois was named one of the Top 10 DIY and Decorating Blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens in 2015 and 2016 and recently named one of the Top 30 DIY Blogs to Follow by Domino.