Want Pottery Barn style at a fraction of the cost? Try this knock-off rustic mirror by Carissa from Carissa Miss!

When a client approached me to help her with a project turning some old windows into mirrors I was so excited. I have been obsessed with this Pottery Barn mirror, but $349 is a major ding to the budget. I knew this would be a great opportunity to make a knock-off version.

My version:

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Pottery Barn’s version:

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Can you believe how much alike these turned out? The best part? We only had to buy the mirrors!

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I started by giving them a quick dry brushed whitewash with Simplicity. Then followed up with the natural wax. Ta-Da! I made TWO versions for less than HALF of the Pottery Barn version.

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

It kind of looks like the mirrors are distorted, but it’s hard to get the angle where the light doesn’t reflect off the mirrors.

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Some up-close details:

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I love the rusted latches.

Potterybarn inspired mirror #DIY #potterybarn #vintage - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Want to do more knock-off projects? Check out my knock-off Restoration Hardware farmhouse table, or my Vertical Stripe curtain tutorial. I also have been busy doing IKEA hacks! Have any ideas you want to see a knock-off version of? Contact me and give me your ideas.



Carissa

Carissa {Carissa Miss}

I’m Carissa from Carissa Miss. I love all things DIY, especially trying to make my own versions of pricey designer items. Like my DIY farmhouse table, this Ikea RAST hack, or these vertical stripe curtains. I love working with e-design clients to transform a space from blah to wow! Here’s a gallery of some of the inspiration boards I’ve created.

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