DIY Anthropologie Hack and how to use the Decor Moulds

If you’re a lover of painted furniture then you’ve probably heard of Debi Beard of Debi’s DIY Paint! She’s known for her colorful, vibrant and unique designs and is always pushing the limits of her creativity to inspire others. Her Youtube channel has blown up over the years and you’ll see why if you check out the video below. She weaves these fun narratives about her life throughout the tutorial where she inspires and gives detailed instructions that are chalk full of FAB tips! We’ve also met Debi in person and she’s become a good friend of ours. She’s authentic, caring and a beautiful soul.

We are so honored that she chose one of our products to highlight, our Decor Moulds, to create this jaw dropping copy of a $1400 Anthro dresser!

Here is the before of the dresser:

And here is the magical transformation:

Here is how she did it:

Do you have any questions about how to do this after watching the video? Let us know and we’ll get the answer for you! Do you want to buy the Decor Moulds and Clay seen in the video to create your own? Find your closest stockists of IOD products HERE

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54 Comments

  1. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Where can i buy the molds !! Thanks

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Hi there, Debi used our Laurel, Classical Elements, and Swags Decor Mould designs for this fabulous project. Our new Decor Mould designs are only available through approved IOD stockists! Please check here to find a brick and mortar store near you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. If you are not yet a member of our creative Facebook tribe, click here to join the group and post your finished project! Happy creating!

      • Beth on May 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm

        Love your moulds, and have many. I watched. Off the shelf plastic to French clay pot. I can’t find the “queen bee” mould you used. Is it called something else? Would love to do this planter but need the mould. Can I order it from your website?

        • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on May 13, 2019 at 8:12 pm

          Hi Beth, we are so happy to hear you are loving our Decor Moulds™! The design we used is called “Laurel” and click here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Be sure to join our thriving and supportive creative tribe community for help and encouragement and to share your project here ( this is a closed group, but we will approve you promptly! ) Happy creating 🙂

        • Anonymous on August 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm

          Which Moulds were used for this dresser?

          • Anonymous on November 27, 2019 at 6:25 pm

            She used the Laurel, Classical Elements, and Swags Decor Moulds.



      • Kim on April 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm

        Super impressive!! Absolutely looks like the Anthropology one for $1400.
        I have been trying to get off sugar my whole life -am going to try the Keto
        Diet. Thanks . Want to do this project!!!

    • Sherri Morgan on April 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      I love everything about your work …. your totally awesome !!!!!

    • Jeanette Dreyer on June 23, 2019 at 5:07 am

      I just loved your video. I love your testimony and most off all the beautifull dresser!!!
      Regards
      Jeanette Dreyer from South Africa

    • Linda Freyer on June 25, 2019 at 9:35 am

      I want to do this dresser. What molds do I need to order to do this. Love, love, love your products.

    • Tammy Armstrong on August 18, 2019 at 6:56 am

      So very beautiful as you are as well. I’m trying myself to create a better me!! I love your videos. I love your furniture. I too am in my early 50s and I want to take care of myself much better than I have been. You are an inspiration and again thank you .

    • Karen workman on February 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Hi, I just wanted to say that this is the best diy video I have ever seen. Most of the time I just fast forward through them, but you are so captivating. I loved how you incorporated the sugar story into the tutorial. You’re charming, and inspiring. Now I’m going to stop eating sugar while I make my own molds for my dresser! 👍

    • Roxanne Martinez on March 9, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      I was watching your video and loved it . The bad thing was that watching the video I was eating candy my favorite thing to eat. I eat candy every day. I also had open heart surgery and I seriously need to get of the sugar. You have inspired me to get of the sugar. Wish me luck. Blessings, Roxanne

    • Marie berry on March 27, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      I loved your Video so entertaining the dresser is gorgeous and your journey ! I enjoyed the sound of your voice 👍 I could just listen to you. some videos their voice is so irritating I just have to shut it off . Your awesome. I want to try this so bad with the clay and the dresser

    • Maggie on April 13, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Beautiful dresser! I love it!

    • Carmen Gabriel on July 18, 2020 at 8:58 am

      Your dresser is beautiful and it look like it’s worth a lot of money I want to do one myself I need to know how to get the moles and where to get the paint

      • Anonymous on August 2, 2020 at 6:07 pm

        Debi thank you for sharing your story, your life your health and your family in this wonderful project. I too was addicted to sugar and felt terrible. Last summer I decided to exercise change my diet by illuminating sugar and carbs. lost 30 pounds and felt amazing but let it all go because of a break up and I’m back to being +30 lbs and no energy and brain fog and have inflammation back in my hands and neck. Thank you for the inspiration…I’m ready to go back to my healthy life for me and no one else.
        Love this gorgeous dresser you created a piece of artwork. I plan on trying it myself. Thank you!

  2. Catherine on March 29, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    This dresser is exquisite!! PLEASE list the moulds that were used. I am unable to access what Debi may have posted. Thanks.

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Hi Catherine! Didn’t Debi do an amazing job?! She used our Decor Moulds designs Laurel, Classical Elements, and Swags to create this beauty. Our new Decor Mould designs are only available through approved IOD stockists so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores.

    • Terri on June 16, 2019 at 11:54 am

      How much paper clay was used for Dean’s dresser?

      • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 10:01 am

        Hi Terri! Debi used about three packs of our Air Dry Clay. Our new Air Dry Clay and Decor Mould designs are only available through approved IOD stockists! Please check here to find a brick and mortar store near you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. If you are not yet a member of our creative Facebook tribe, click here to join the group and post your finished project! Happy creating!

  3. Marla on March 29, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Your dresser is BETTER than anthropology

  4. Debbi Haynes-Jacintho on March 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Can you please provide a list of the actual moulds Debi used ?? I think she said on the video that she used 8 different moulds. Thanks !

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Hi Debbi! We asked Debi about the moulds she used in addition to our Laurel, Swags, and Classical Elements moulds. She told us “you could use any of them… as shown in my video I cut, twisted pieced together, used tiny portions and conformed them to get the look I wanted. My best tip is think outside the mould!” Happy creating! 🙂

  5. Shawna Anderson on March 29, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Beautiful dresser and you’re very talented!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Hi Shawna! We think Debi did such a beautiful job with this dresser!

  6. Doreen goode on March 29, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Just unbelievably gorgeous ❤️

    • Donna Dell on March 30, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      I love this! I already have one set of the molds. But, thank you for showing how you get the clay our of the molds.

    • Patricia Fortier on April 9, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      First I Adore Debi, next I’m an IOD fanatic, 3rd , def have to create my own version of this stunning piece . I didnt see the Anthropologie pic that was the inspiration for this. I will Google and research it.
      Tribe member
      Patricia Fortier
      Red Hare Furniture Restoration Boutique

  7. Anonymous on March 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. What’s the name of the molds?

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Hi there! Debi used our Decor Moulds designs Laurel, Classical Elements, and Swags to create this beauty. Our new Decor Mould designs are only available through approved IOD stockists so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores.

  8. Angela on March 29, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    What moulds were used? Her video stated she would list them and i do not see it.
    Love this!

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 2, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Hi Angela! We think Debi did a beautiful job with this dresser! She used our Decor Moulds designs Laurel, Classical Elements, and Swags to create this beauty. Our new Decor Mould designs are only available through approved IOD stockists so click here to find a brick and mortar store near you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores.

      • Lori Otto on April 7, 2019 at 6:17 am

        what were the other 5 decor mould designs that Debbie used on the dresser?

        • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 19, 2019 at 9:52 am

          Hi Lori! We asked Debi about the moulds she used in addition to our Laurel, Swags, and Classical Elements moulds. She told us “you could use any of them… as shown in my video I cut, twisted pieced together, used tiny portions and conformed them to get the look I wanted. My best tip is think outside the mould!”

  9. Jennifer on April 28, 2019 at 11:40 am

    This is stunning! How long do you let the clay dry before you glue it on?

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on April 30, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Hello Jennifer! Didn’t Debi do a fabulous job?! We LOVE this dresser! Our favorite way to use Air Dry Clay is to apply it still damp and just out of the mould, so you can form to the edges in the dresser and twist the pieces for the design. Click here for a helpful page with an instructional video helpful tips to get you started with your project! Our new moulds and designs are only available through approved IOD stockists. Click here to find a brick and mortar store close to you, or here for a list of well-stocked online stores. Be sure to share your finished projects with us in our Facebook creative tribe group here! Happy creating!

  10. Katie on June 9, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Do you have stockists in Australia?

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Katie! Yes, we do have several stockists in Australia. You can find a brick and mortar store by searching your town here. You can also see our list of well-stocked online stores to order from here. Be sure to join our Creative Tribe on Facebook for a great resource of help, inspiration, and encouragement! We would love to see what you create with our designs shared there 🙂 Happy creating!

  11. Maria Welke on August 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Oh. My. Word. Your dresser has me giddy! I MUST try it! I am so excited about it. Absolutely stunning. Your music is the best outside of Christian Contemporary. Can you share some of the names/artists with me please? And your story is one I can relate to as I am also doing a keto/atkins lifestyle. I no longer need any diabetes meds, cholesterol and triglycerides are back down from over 300’s and now in normal range. It is a way of eating that works for this sugar and carb addicted woman of 59.

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on August 28, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      Hi Maria!
      Didn’t Debi do an amazing job?? We’re still swooning over this dresser makeover! Debi will have the answers for some of the artists, but I do know the first song is “Ghost” by Johnny Stimson. This is so great to hear that your lifestyle change is having such positive results!! Keep up the awesome work 🙂 You can see all of Debi’s amazing designs by subscribing to her YouTube channel here. She’s a wonderful person who creates such beautiful pieces <3 Happy creating!

  12. Theresa Mathews on October 1, 2019 at 9:07 am

    how durable are the appliques made from clay after they have been painted and sealed? Are they pretty hard or do the chip off it bumped ?

  13. Brock on November 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    What a great design! I envy your patience. 🙂

  14. Mia Paget on January 2, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    The dresser is beautiful and so are you. I commend you for your beautiful work and your strength to share your journey. There are any of us that struggle this way and I am one. Thank you for sharing. I would like to know where together molds and the specific brand of molds. Thank you

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on January 3, 2020 at 9:50 am

      Hi Mia,

      Debi used our IOD moulds. You can find them near you using our store locator. In addition to brick and mortar stores, there are also online stockists that carry and ship our product. Here are the links for both of these:

      Store locator to find a brick and mortar store near you: https://ironorchiddesigns.com/find-a-retailer/
      Online stores https://ironorchiddesigns.com/online-stores/ .

      Let me know if you cannot find what you are looking for in either of these.

      We hope you find what you need and are able to dive deep into a DIY project with your new found IOD products!

  15. Theresa on March 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Wow! That dresser is simply stunning! I can’t wait to give this a try – I purchased several molds a couple of years ago, but didn’t really understand the best way to use them. This video really helps with directions and inspiration. I love the story about the weight and health issues as well – seems like we are all going through some sort of challenge.

  16. Sara Quinn on June 12, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I too lost both my grandma and mom to cancer. My mom died at 72 and my grandma at 65. Sin ce my grandma died I started a “healthy” conscious life style which consisted on a low calorie low fat diet after years of starving and extreme fatigue that ended up in hypothyroidism I began to educate my self and I was determined to find the cause and the cure. During my journey I came across the Keto diet and after studying the diet pros and cons for 3 months I decided to try it and like you it changed my life. I’m no longer tired and reversed my hypothyroidism. The dresser is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe I found everything I love in one video. My love for refinishing, keto and my favorite store Anthropologie as the inspiration. Thank you for making this video and God bless !

    • IOD Customer Service IOD Customer Service on June 15, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Hi Sara,

      I am so sorry for your loss. I am so happy you found us and that we can also be an inspiration to you.

      Have a blessed day!

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