Leah of Moss Eclectic had only one item on her must-have list for her son’s nursery – a rope mirror like the beauty she’d been admiring from Restoration Hardware. Since the $650 original would have totally blown the nursery budget out of the water, Leah instead turned the friendly-on-the-wallet IKEA for a round mirror. With […Read More]
I always love knock off projects from Corey at Sawdust 2 Stitches. She has an amazing eye for taking a design and making it even BETTER! Take this Pottery Barn inspired wall mirror for example. Corey took it to the next level by adding a hidden compartment for storing jewelry, keys, or anything else you […Read More]
Wendy of Modern Day Moms shares how you can create a Restoration Hardware knock off rope and metal mirror for only $27. This project starts with an unlikely source – a baking pan! From there, it’s as simple as adhering a round mirror inside, adding hardware to the sides, and tying on the rope. Wendy […Read More]
Ashley from Bigger Than the Three of Us fell in love with a flower-shaped wood mirror from Anthropologie. It cost a whopping $400, but Ashley wasn’t discouraged because she knew she could make a similar one at her price point. This really is a surprisingly simple project. Ashley just created a paper template for her […Read More]
Beth from Sawdust & Embryos was inspired to create a gorgeous scrolled mirror using one of her favorite power tools – her scroll saw! Beth traced the design onto a piece of MDF and then cut it out with her handy dandy saw. A little paint and poly later, Beth attached the mirror and hung […Read More]
Cheryl from Snaps of Ginger recreated a beautifully detailed mirror from Anthropologie using only three materials for a grand total of ten dollars! Cheryl started off with a mirrored candle plate from Hobby Lobby, added some metallic gold trim with hot glue, and VOILA! You could easily use this technique to make a larger, eye-catching piece or create several small mirrors with slightly different designs to cluster together. They are so easy why not make a few???
Sharon from Lilikoi Joy had the idea to place long mirrors above her nightstands to mimic the look of windows. Unfortunately, the mirrors looked more like the cheap plastic door mirrors they were than the pretty windows Sharon had envisioned. Instead of tossing them to the curb, Sharon decided to give the mirrors a “Hollywood regency style glam makeover.” They certainly don’t look cheap or plastic now!
I know people often look at the things in thrift stores and garage sales and wonder what in the world it is and who would ever buy it. Like a nut bowl that looks like it was cut from a tree trunk. Where one person sees a strange, old nut bowl, a creative genius like Caitlin from the Desert Domicile sees an urban chic Anthropologie-inspired mirror. Caitlin took the $5 nut bowl and in just a few steps turned it into this amazing mirror that seriously gives the Anthro inspiration a run for its money. I love how Caitlin used one of her late grandmother’s Mexican woven belts so the mirror is not only stylin’ but meaningful.