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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Anthro Mirror

One of my previous posts had promised an Anthropologie Knock Off Distressed Mirror.


Here it is!

I had so much fun with this!

-AFTER the mirror finish was distressed!

I just used paint stripper and a scraper (outside of course)
to distress the back of the mirror.

The frame was a plasticky gold thingy that I primed and painted gray and finished with a whitewash that I wiped off of the raised edges.

Then came the fun part,

spray the back of the mirror with spray glue,

lay a pretty piece of floral fabric on it and smooth out bubbles,

Snap the mirror and the backing back onto the frame and


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  1. hiya , your mirror turned ut fab , love the distressing to the mirror but the frame is just fab , love how you distressed it x tfs

  2. Oh my GOSH, this is gorgeous!!! I am so jealous!! Fabulous job, and thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Wow! This turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It came out awesome. It looks like a beautiful antique.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  5. thats so pretty - love the flower effect.

  6. Oh my goodness, I've never seen anything like this before. I stared and stared at your pictures. It's so utterly romantic!

  7. I LOVE IT! Beautiful! I love to take things over the edge and I have great appreciation for others who do the same. Just became a follower. Come visit me sometime.

  8. Beautiful, perfectly distressed and detailed!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  9. Just gorgeous. I love the combination of the silver with the pink floral fabric. What a cool, if only I had a mirror like that. :-)

  10. Visiting over from Stephanie @ UTTD. I have to say love this project alot. I have a mirror similar to that from Lowe's that Im making over. I love your finish tho...great job!

    Im now a follower and invite you over to my blog and shops.

    Lucky 7 Design

  11. I have seen this technique only using oven cleaner. This weekend I had 2 mirrors and used the oven cleaner - I don't know if it is because the mirrors are older ones or what but nothing happened except to the first layer of paint. So I guess I will have to buy some stripper and try it with that! Your mirror looks fantastic!

    bee blessed

  12. Love it! Great job.....

    I know a blogger who thinks she invented this technique and will FREAK if she sees this....cause you didn't link to her LOL

    She already accused me of stealing her idea on another project!!

    Sometimes too much EGO in this blog world:-)

    I've seen this done on HGTV and Youtube for years....We had a wall of acidic mirrors in our home in the 70's

  13. The is fabulous! I can't wait to try it! Too freakin cool!