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Sailor’s Mirrors {Anthro Knock Off #3}

April 29, 2014
Anthropologie Knock Off Sailor's Mirrors. You'll never guess what we used to make these!!! Very Thrifty!

Day Three of the Anthro Challenge is here!  We’re now officially half way through, and WOW … it’s already been a fun (and very busy) week!

Anthropologie Knock-off Week - 5 Blogs, 7 Days, 30 Posts

To recap the challenge (in case you missed the first two days), myself along with four other bloggers are sharing an Anthropologie Knock Off DIY project each day for six days (started Sunday … last project posted Friday).  On Saturday, we’re opening it up to YOU with a link party to show off all your fabulous Anthro Knock Offs!!

Today, I’m sharing my version of Anthropologie’s Sailor Mirrors:

Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

Pictured above is the larger of the two mirrors.  I also created the smaller size mirror:

SUPPLIES

So … what did I use?!?  It’s actually super simple.

Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

SUPPLIES

  1. Cake Pan … one from Goodwill, one purchased new at JoAnn with 50% coupon (12″ cake pan for the larger mirror, 8″ for the smaller)
  2. Craft mirrors (again, 12″ and 8″ respectively)
  3. Spray paint
  4. Thrifted leather belts
  5. Leather rivets

    Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

    LEATHER RIVETS

  6. Liquid nails (adhesive)
  7. Metal D-ring ‘mirror hanging’ clips – package of four:

    Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

    Picture Hanging D-Rings

PROCESS

  1. Spray paint cake pans (I used hammered copper and hammered rubbed bronze).
  2. Once dry, glue clips to outside of cake pans at approximately 10 and 2.  Let dry overnight (at least).

    Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

    GLUE CLIPS IN PLACE AT APPROXIMATELY 10 & 2

  3. Glue mirror inside pan (with liquid nails) and let dry … again for at least 12 hours.

    Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

    APPLY LIQUID NAILS TO BACK OF MIRROR AND LET DRY

  4. Create leather strap out of belt
    1. Cut ends off belt to desired strap length
    2. Place ends through clips, fold over ~2-3″
    3. Hammer a nail through both pieces of leather to create a hole.

      Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

      HAMMER NAIL INTO BELT STRAP TO CREATE HOLE FOR RIVET

    4. Install rivet to connect leather pieces.

      Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

      RIVET INSTALLED

  5. Hang and admire your work!!

Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

Anthropologie Inspired Sailor's Mirrors  |  View From The Fridge

I learned a couple things with this mirror project …

#1.  You have to let Liquid Nails dry for longer than you thought (patience is not my strong suit!!)

#2.  It’s SUPER hard to photograph mirrors … especially with my kids making a mess everywhere around me!  Forgive the awkward angles of the pictures above … I did the best I could!!

I almost painted these blue for my boys’ room we’re finally just finishing up.  There’s still a possibility they’ll end up that way if there’s a space up there just begging for some Sailor’s Mirrors :).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Now … head over and check out the other fabulous projects that the other ladies are sharing for day #3:

 

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And … just in case you missed the first two days, here are my Knock Offs:

Tea & Crumpets Anthropologie Inspired Apron | View From The Fridge

Anthropologie Inspired Pipe Trim Oven Mitt | View From The Fridge

 

Stop by tomorrow to see what else we have in store …

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57 Comments

  • Reply Katie @ Upcycled Treasures April 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Katie, I am speechless I love this knockoff so much! Seriously freakin’ genius! I hope you will come share this over at The Makers link party, I’m sure everyone will appreciate this awesome tutorial!
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    • Reply Katie April 30, 2014 at 8:04 am

      HI Katie! Thanks so much! I did stop over to your party yesterday … Thanks so much!! Hope you’re having a great week, and thanks for checking out my projects!

      XO,
      Katie
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  • Reply Brittany Kemp April 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Very nice! I had been wondering how you were going to replicate these…I definitely would not have thought of something as easy as a cake pan lol
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    • Reply Katie April 30, 2014 at 8:05 am

      I tried a couple other things until I saw that $0.99 cake pan at Goodwill a couple weeks ago. So easy! Thanks again for organizing this challenge!
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  • Reply Sonnet O'Kane April 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Great idea using the belts for straps!! This turned out really good as usual Katie!! Nice job

  • Reply Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body April 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Cake pans?! Totally genius! And of course, I love the use of the belts. Fabulous job, Katie!
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  • Reply Angela (Life in Velvet) April 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    OMG, Katie I LOVE these! I can’t believe you used cake pans! I pinned and I so want to copy these :) Genius!
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  • Reply Kelly April 30, 2014 at 12:44 am

    This is amazing – and it looks like something I could actually do! Thanks so much for sharing :)
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  • Reply Katie April 30, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! It was super easy!!
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  • Reply Andrea April 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

    So clever to use cake pans. I’ve been wanting to make a captain’s mirrors for a while and this may be the way I go.

  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast April 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Ahh, what a creative idea! I LOVE anthropologie, but just can’t afford it most of the time. This is a great idea for a knockoff. Thanks for linking up with Hump Day Happenings!
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  • Reply Kaylor @ Fisherman's Wife Furniture May 1, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I LOVE this project. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Katelyn May 1, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Another awesome knockoff! I love how these mirrors turned out!
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  • Reply Nancy Mock May 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Those mirrors are beautiful, what a great project! And I think your photo looks nice!

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  • Reply Selene Galindo May 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Man, I am loving these knock off ideas!!! This one is awesome!! Pinned!
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  • Reply Sara May 1, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    LOVE the mirrors! So clever! …Really all of these know off ideas are blowing my mind!
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  • Reply kathleen May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Love this! I’ve toyed with the idea of creating my own sailor’s mirrors that are wrapped in nautical rope but yours are easier and I like them just as much!
    Kathleen
    Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}
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    • Reply Katie May 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks, Kathleen. I also love the rope mirrors. Michael’s now sells thick rope for pretty cheap… hmmm. Maybe for my next project! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Alexis @ Persia Lou May 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Every single project in this series has been so awesome! You guys are killing it, seriously. And using cake pans for these is so genius! Love the way they turned out. Thanks so much for linking up at The Makers. :)
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    • Reply Katie May 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks, Alexis, and thanks for a great party today! Have a good rest of your week!
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  • Reply Dee Williamson May 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I am in love with your sailor mirrors! I agree, it is difficult to take a picture of mirrors.
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    • Reply Katie May 6, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks, Dee! So glad I’m not the only one. How in the world did Anthro take their pics straight on?!?! Oh wait … professional photographers and editing tools, I’m sure. :)

  • Reply Corey @ TinySidekick May 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    You are killing it with this series, but I think this might be my fave! Pinning. Thanks for partying at The Makers with us again this week!
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    • Reply Katie May 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks, Corey. The Anthro knock off series was exhausting and long, but it was so fun. I’m glad I decided to partake! Thanks so much for the party! Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Julie May 7, 2014 at 1:19 am

    I love your version of the oven mitt. Love the pattern and the pop of yellow.
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  • Reply Amy @ Homey Oh My! May 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Holy moly!!! It’s beautiful and I’m SO impressed with how thrifty the materials are! I’m amazed. Beautiful job, Katie!!!
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    • Reply Katie May 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Amy! I’m happy with how they turned out … just wish I could take a better picture!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comment! Have a great night!

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  • Reply Daniela @ Put A Bird On It May 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Wow!!! So impressive!

    You’ve been featured at Link’n Blogs link party. Stop by to see your feature and link up again.
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    • Reply Katie May 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks, Daniela! Thanks also for a great party last night!
      XO,
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  • Reply Silvie Armas May 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    WOW these are amazing! I love the other knockoffs you show here as well. I’m so happy to have found you through Link’n Blogs. :)
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  • Reply Brittany August 21, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Hi there! Love this idea. Almost bought a mirror just liked this from pottery barn, but it was so expensive. So I’m trying this out and so excited! One question though- I bought this exact same pan and I got a 12″ mirror from Michaels yesterday but it’s slightly too big for the pan. Where did you get your mirror? Thanks so much!

    • Reply Katie August 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Hi Brittany! I bought my mirror at Joann. You’d think they would be the same, though, right?!? Hmmm, maybe not. Hopefully, you have a Joann nearby? As a last resort, you could always buy a smaller mirror and then put some kind of trim around it on the inside of the pan … Maybe some cute nautic looking rope? I hope you figure it out! Best of luck! Thanks so much for the question. I’d live to see the finished product!
      XO,
      Kayie

  • Reply brittany August 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Katie! Thanks so much for the response. I found the mirror at JoAnn’s and I have no idea why it was slightly different in size but it works and I’m so excited! Just finished spray painting the pan and would love to send a pic when I’m finished. I’m expecting a little boy in November and my plan is to put in in his room :) Thanks so much for the great DIY idea! Cant wait to see the final product.

    • Reply Katie August 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I’m so glad it worked out, Brittany!! Congrats on the soon-to-be little boy! How exciting! Boys are so fun … I have three little ones! Please send a picture with the completed project … can’t wait to see! Thanks for stopping by again!

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  • Reply Angelina March 12, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I know I’m joining the party super late…but I was totally impressed by this diy and had to try it! I have just finished one mirror and it turned out pretty well (if I do say so myself), except for one tiny problem: the mirror won’t lay flat against the wall! Lol when i hang it, probably the bottom third of the mirror sticks out. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!

    • Reply Katie March 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Hi Angelina! So glad it turned out well! So … I had the same problem and I just used some command strips (the Velcro kind) on the back of the mirror near the bottom. This allowed the bottom of the mirror to be flush against the wall. Sorry … I should have mentioned this in the post! Thanks for the question!! Let me know if you have anymore!

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  • Reply Michelle June 19, 2015 at 8:10 am

    These are great! Love them! Going to pick up materials today and make some gifts! Are the leather belts from a craft store too? Thanks for sharing.

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