Hello and happy hump day, friends! I am excited to introduce you to our MFTM DIY contributor, Trina of Hautala Couture Designs. She is a momma of 3, talented handmade shop owner and Arizona blogger. I met Trina through Instagram a couple of years ago and she has been such a sweet friend. She even made my daughter’s 5 year old birthday party shirt! Today Trina is going to tell us how to make gorgeous knock-off DIY Ballard Designs Garden District Mirrors!
I know I am not alone when I say I can browse through a Ballard Designs catalog for hours and find lots of new ideas page after page. I have loved the Garden District Mirrors for years and finally thought of a way to make my own!
I bought a few door mirrors from various stores (Target, Fry’s Marketplace and Walmart) and brought each home to see which fit the area best. After having my husband hold each up as I sat back and thought, I decided on the Walmart ones. I believe they were each $19.98 and they came in white and black.
I decided to go with the white mirrors and to “distress” them on my own. I basically added brown paint and used the “rub-off” technique to remove the majority of the paint except in the crevices. I worked in small areas to be sure that the paint would not dry and I could control how much paint was left in each area.
Once I had the finish “distressed” to my taste, I created a vinyl decal that resembled the design to the mirrors in the catalog. You can purchase yours here.
After I applied all the decals it was time to hang them up. The hardest part was making sure they were all level. One was off just a few centimeters so I added some heavy duty 2-way tape to the bottom and stuck it to the wall. Now they all are even and I couldn’t be happier!
Here are the original mirrors from Ballard Designs that Trina knocked off… Didn’t she do a fantastic job?!