DIY Anthropologie Glossy Primrose MirrorMart 20, 2021
I can’t believe I’m writing this blog. Although I own the anthropology Shiny primrose mirrorI wanted a smaller version for our main bathroom. This mirror doesn’t come under 3 feet and if I’m honest I couldn’t afford it if it were. So we decided to make it ourselves!
- -Hot glue gun
- -Wood applications (linked)
- -Black color
- -Rustoleum Mirror Gold Spray Paint
- -Paper towel
- Wipe the mirror and sand it down if necessary
- Place your applications where you want to place them
- Glue them in place
- Hot glue dotted on the sides of the mirror. If you screw it up, you can just peel it off and repeat
- Take the mirror glass out of the frame. If you can’t, tape off the glass
- Spray paint frame x2
- Dry brush black paint over the mirror in a circular motion to age the gold
- Put the glass back in
- Hang up and pick up your new mirror.
I saved this mirror for the fall with the intention of making it myself. I just didn’t know how to do it. The glass was not in good condition and the mirror was all dented.
Then it hit me; This was the perfect shape to make the mirror Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose yourself.
I did a happy dance and then must order.
We had a new mirror glass cut at our local glass shop that only cost twenty-nine dollars!
If you can, I recommend working on the frame without the glass.
I started by placing my pieces where I wanted them and then taping them on. I originally wanted the bottom pieces to be on the sides of the mirror, but I didn’t want them to break off easily.
Since I couldn’t find a semi-beaded string, I decided to use my hot glue gun to make beads. If you look at the really shiny primrose mirror, the pearls are irregular, oddly shaped, and uneven. So I know I didn’t have to be too specific.
and then the moment my heart was waiting for … SPRAY PAINT.
I applied two coats, and then the very last step is to take a small brush and dip it in black paint, dab it on a piece of paper towel, and then apply it to your frame in small circular motions. The black ages the gold, and if you look closely at the primrose it has black all over it.
DIY Gleaming Primrose Mirror Reveal
The mirror has become so perfect. I was pleasantly surprised. The only thing I’m not happy about is how close the light is to the mirror. So I’ll hang it up again tomorrow.
Total breakdown for our DIY mirror
- Thrifted Mirror 35.00
- New glass for the mirror 29.43
- Wood applications: 34.98
I had everything else I needed for the project. So this DIY Gleaming Primrose Mirror only cost me 99.41, and that was spread over 5 months! Since I’m in Canada these are HUGE savings as the cheapest Primrose mirror is over $ 600!
Let me know if you try this mirror! It took me less than 2 hours and I’m still impressed with our DIY Gleaming Primrose Mirror.