Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Guest Blogger - Live. Laugh. Photograph. - Anthropologie Inspired Mirror

Hello Bloggy Friends!!

My name is Laura and I am over.the.moon excited to be here today! I'm the author of the blog live.laugh.photograph where I blog about crafts, sewing, photography, style, and digital scrapbooking to name a few. In real life I'm a cosmetologist which means I love doing hair and makeup and sometimes I share a little bit of that too!

Live.Laugh.PhotographThis is ME. Hi! Nice to meet you!

Here are just a few of my favorite projects you can find on my blog!

You can check out more of my tutorials here!

Now that you know a little bit about me, I'm going to show you my latest project! Today I'm going to show you how to make this Anthropologie inspired mirror using a little paint and some fabric scraps!

Here is the original = $168

And here is mine! =$5

To get started you will need these supplies:

Craft wood mirror {I got mine at Michael's}

craft paint/paintbrush
fabric scraps
mod podge
razor blade or painters tape to protect the mirror from paint and glue

Let's get this party started! First, you will want to paint the wood in the color of your choice. I used white because this mirror is going in my daughter's room and brown wouldn't go with the flow ;)

Here is where you might also want to tape off the mirror part to prevent any paint or glue from getting onto it. I didn't do this step because a plain old razor blade works just as well! Either way you do it, we'll take care of it at the end ;)

While the paint is drying, you can measure and cut out your fabric scraps for each of the four corners of the mirror. I found that starting with the 4 corners first was the easiest way to go. Mine measured 2x2 inches.

Take a little mod podge and brush it onto the wood or fabric. Whichever floats your boat! Place it onto the mirror and smooth it out. Fabric is very giving so if your square isn't exact you can push/pull into place!

Do this for each of the corners of the mirror.

Since my mirror is a rectangle and not a square, I knew that the fabric squares would have spaces in between them. No biggie! I just measured to figure out how many more fabric squares I needed to cut out. It ended up being 10.

Cut those babies out!

Now play around with them to see where you want them to go and mod podge them to the mirror!

Easy breezy!

If you like the tattered effect, you can always leave the frays alone. I usually love the distressed look but I went completely against everything in my body telling me to leave it alone and mod podged it to make those little frays disappear!

I went through and put a coat all over the mirror brushing the frays into place as I went!

One last step! Once the mirror is dry go ahead and take off your tape if you used it or grab a razor blade and scrape off the paint and glue.

Then use some window cleaner to get it nice and clean!

And now you have your very own Anthro inspired Mirror!

Now marvel at your pretty creation!! SO easy right?

Thanks so much for letting me share my little ol' project with you today! It's been a pleasure and an honor to be guest blogging here at Someday Crafts!

I'd love for you to stop by my blog, Live. Laugh. Photograph, anytime and say hi! I love meeting new people!


Laura, THANKS for the cute and easy knock-off! We all love to save money! Head over to Live. Laugh. Photograph. to get more of this goodness!


  1. Love that mirror and the fabrics you picked out! Very creative, putting this on my list :)

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  2. so cute! I LOVE anthro, and this is a super cute and easy way to copy! :D Thanks for sharing!!! I did a similar makeover to my mom's old dining room hutch if you want to check it out :)



  3. That looks like fun. That would be perfect for my PicStory. If you like...

  4. I adore Laura. Thank you for featuring her. This is the cutest mirror! What talent!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring me Michelle :) I hope you and the family are doing well!!

  6. I love Laura! She is so creative. I am adding this to my list of things I want to make. It is is beautiful.

  7. Well, Laura has done it again... Awesome mirror project! I have added this to my project to-do list! I love ideas that let me dig around in my scrap basket! Thanks so much for sharing with us. AJ



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