I crave the designer look in my house- but I have a pauper budget so I’ve taken to browsing my favorite websites and creating a budget-friendly knockoff that works for my space like this round statement mirror inspired by Pottery Barn and Anthropologie.
I’ve been looking for mirrors to go around my bed for ages. I say around because I would have been satisfied with mirrors behind my nightstands/lamps, or flanking the small gallery wall above my bed. But with my tiny budget I was striking out everywhere I shopped.
I was browsing Pottery Barn and saw these round mirrors and fell in love with the look. But— I needed 4 and they just weren’t fitting my budget.
So I started thinking about making my own mirrors on a tiny budget and racking my brain for what could be used.
Tell me the first thing you think of when you see these mirrors?
Well, I think of an embroidery hoop. I’m not sure why but I do! So I decided to start with a hoop and see what happened and I kind of adore the result.
Round Statement Mirror Tutorial
embroidery hoop (12 inch)
beveled mirrored plate (the type used to set candles on)
12″ round chipboard
brass drawer pull with a loop handle
hammered metal spray paint
*I bought all my supplies at Hobby Lobby for half price or with a 40% off coupon.
1- Separate the embroidery hoops (they are each made of 2 wooden pieces).
2- Spray embroidery hoop with hammered metal spray paint.
3- Glue ultrabond around the perimeter of the chipboard and fit the embroidery hoop around it.
4- Attach mirrored plate to the chipboard. It will be nearly flush with the top of the embroidery hoop.
5- Drill a hole into the embroidery hoop and chipboard that is the same diameter as the drawer pull. I opted to place the drawer pull directly across from the embroidery hoop screw.
6- Screw the drawer pull into the hole. I dabbed a bit of glue into the hole to ensure the drawer pull was secure.
That’s it!!! I love the character of this round statement mirror, and the price tag is even better at just under $20 for two mirrors!
Does anyone know how to take a picture of a mirror straight on without the awkward reflections?!? Haha!
And if you love this round statement mirror, but not this size… check out this mirror at Anthropologie.
So tell me- what’s your favorite knockoff DIY hanging around your house? (If you have a link drop it in the comments!)
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