Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Knock Off Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror

Way back I posted about my loooong dining room wall and how I added stripes to try to break up the space. But it was still a long wall of nothingness.

We have lots of artwork but I couldn't exactly hang up a whole row of frame across! What I needed was a large statement piece to anchor the wall.  Ever since I saw this mirror online, I loved the design and knew it would be perfect for that wall.

Unfortunately, with the $700 price tag, it was simply not happening! And then Layla came to my rescue. She gave an amazing tutorial how to recreate it - count me in! I am not going to document my process in detail because she does such an amazing job, but here are some photos showing what I did.

I used 1/2" plywood instead of MDF because I knew I was going to hang it (Layla has hers on her mantle) and it would have made it extra heavy. I also glued the mirrors and trim one row at a time.

You can see my oh-so-glamorous basement workshop in the background. The guy at HD who cut the original piece didn't do a perfect job so I waited to do the outer trim last and centered everything else. I ended up using outside corner moulding to go around the border because I wanted the exposed sides to have a clean look.

Here's a closeup of the rosette detail where the trim intersects. I love how it covers up the seams.

Voila! Here it is all pretty and hanging up. Ignore everything you see in the reflection because it's (hopefully) all going to change. I used two picture hanging anchors that hold up to 100 lbs each because, man, this thing is heavy! I know it's only about 30 lbs or so, but better safe than sorry!

I LOVE how it came out and I couldn't have done it without my amazing dad! In total I spent around $200 which is much more reasonable than PB's $700 and I got to make it the exact dimensions that I wanted to.

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  1. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it turned out, great job! xo-Jamielyn

  2. LOVE this! It is spot on, I would have never known it wasn't from PB!


  3. That is so awesome!! You did a fantastic job and it looks so beautiful! :-)
    P.S. Newest follower here!

  4. I love this. I would definitely need the thriftier version! Following you as of now!

  5. That is fantastic. In fact, I like yours MORE because of the shape of the mirrors you used. It is beautiful! Nice job!

  6. Lori, this is really gorgeous! I especially love the rosettes. Thanks for sharing it in the DIY Talent Parade!

  7. Beautiful job! I am ready to do this project at the new house. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower too. Stop by any time, Lori

  8. VERY clever - I want to try this!


  9. Congrat's!!! You did an amazing job, and I loved how it turned out. Thank you for sharing with us too!

  10. This is GORGEOUS! I AM GOING TO PIN IT! Thanks. :)

  11. p.s. Here's the pin, thanks for letting me use it! (I'd like for my son to do this one day.)


  12. I did one and my cost was around $100. Bought all my stuff at Menards

  13. that mirror turned out AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I need one for my house!

  14. We love the mirror. Could you post how thick the plywood piece is that you used to design? Thanks

  15. We love the mirror. Could you post how thick the plywood piece is that you used to design? Thanks

    1. I updated the post to say that I used 1/2" plywood. Hope that helps!