Saturday, August 25, 2012

Knock Off Project from Ballard Designs

Whenever the Ballard Designs catalog comes in the mail I'm immediately drooling over each page. I fell in love with their Lindsay mirror that retails for $199.

I recreated my own version of this mirror for $14.00 and leftover spray paint from home. I purchased some small wreaths from the Dollar Store at $7 a piece total.  I spray painted them white with some left over spray paint.

Then I went out and about in search of a mirror. Well needless to say the size I needed was around 36 inches and they were around $50.00. Therefore I thought I needed to come up with a new plan. I went to Michael's and bought a 10 inch mirror for approximately $5.00 with a coupon.  But, I knew that wasn't going to cut it.  Then I found this enormous frisbee in the summer clearance section for $1.35. I spray painted it gray with leftover spray paint.
Then I added pieces of paper behind each of the wreaths sprayed in gray spray paint, and then glued them around the frisbee. I knew I couldn't add too much weight to the flimsy frisbee because it was thin and 36 inches across. Which was the perfect size considering the one I wanted to by from BD was 35 inches.

I decided to go ahead and add that small mirror from Michael's to the center.
 I placed it over the bed because it's not heavy at all, so it is not a safety concern for me.  I really like the look of it and I'm glad I tried to recreate it. (even if it is slightly different for cost purposes)

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  1. I can't believe how much mirrors cost! Your version is great, and on a budget... nice job!

  2. Megan this is FABULOUS! I am attempting a mirror knockoff right now too, and sometimes you just have to wait till you find the right materials. Thank you for sharing, it's so pretty

    Hugs, Tanya

  3. Megan-- I am loving it! Yep- you did it again! are so so good! Looks fantastic above the bet, adds a nice touch to the bedroom!

  4. WOW!! Thanks for sharing this really cool knock-off. It looks simple, but it turned out great.

  5. Very creative! I love it when someone thinks outside the Ballard box.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  6. I love that every project you do, you do it for as little money as possible but it always has such an expensive feel when you are done with it. Another great and inspiring project.

  7. I think you did VERY well! Way to be resourceful!


  8. Cool and loving it. Very creative of you. Turned out great. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  9. It turned out so great! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. You're truly a creative person to have thought of this! I love Ballard's, and I love it even more when something can be reproduced for such a low cost. Thanks for sharing (found you on Summer Crafters).

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment. I greatly appreciate it. :) Megan

  11. Wow Megan, you are so creative! Great job!

  12. Love it! So creative and CUTE!

    Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

  13. Love it - thanks so much for sharing - may have to do this one!!!

  14. Nice! How very creative!
    Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)
    Have a nice weekend!

  15. Lovely!! Nicely done - I think it turned out great. You are very creative to put all those elements together. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!!

    Betsy @ Romance on a

  16. I love this. Great punch for a not that much money. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!


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