I CANNOT BELIEVE I’M WRITING THIS BLOG. Even though I own the Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose mirror, I wanted a smaller version for our master bathroom. This mirror doesn’t come under 3 feet, and if I’m honest, I couldn’t afford it if it did. So, we decided to DIY it!
- -Hot Glue Gun
- -Wooden Appliques (linked)
- -Black Paint
- -Paint Brush
- -Rustoleum Mirror Gold Spray Paint
- -Paper Towel
- Wipe down the mirror and sand if needed
- Place your appliques where you want to put them
- Glue them in place
- Hot glue dots up the sides of the mirror. If you mess up, you can easily pull off and redo
- Take mirror glass out of frame. If you can't, tape off the glass
- Spray paint frame x2
- Dry Brush black paint over mirror in a circular motion to age the gold
- Put Glass back in
- Hang and take in your new mirror.
I thrifted this mirror back in the Fall with the intention that I was going to DIY it; I just didn’t know how I would do it. The glass wasn’t in good shape, and the mirror had dings all in it.
Then it hit me; this was the perfect shape to DIY the Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose mirror.
I did a happy dance and then got to ordering.
We had a new mirror glass cut at our local glass store, which only came out to be twenty-nine dollars!
If you can, I recommend working on the frame without the glass in.
I started by placing where I wanted my pieces, and then I glued them on. I originally wanted the bottom pieces to be on the mirror’s sides, but I didn’t want them to break off easily.
Since I couldn’t find any half-beaded string, I decided to use my hot glue gun to create beads. If you look at the real gleaming primrose mirror, the beads are irregular, weird shaped and uneven. So I know I didn’t have to be too precise.
and then the moment my heart was waiting for… SPRAY PAINT.
I did two coats, and then the very last step is it take a small brush and dip it into black paint, blot it on a piece of paper towel and then, in small circular motions, apply it to your frame. The black ages the gold, and if you look closely at the primrose, it has black throughout it.
DIY Gleaming Primrose Mirror Reveal
The mirror turned out so perfect. I was pleasantly surprised. The only thing I’m not pleased about is how close the light is to the mirror.. so I’ll be re-hanging it tomorrow.
Total Breakdown For our DIY Mirror
- Thrifted Mirror 35.00
- New Glass For Mirror 29.43
- Wooden Appliques: 34.98
I had everything else 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, that is HUGE savings as the cheapest Primrose mirror is over 600 dollars!
Let me know if you try this mirror! It took me under 2 hours to complete and I’m still in awe of our DIY Gleaming Primrose Mirror.