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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31 Comments

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

    Where can i buy the molds !! Thanks

    • 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 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 🙂

    • 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.

  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!

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