MirrorMate Love and a GIVEAWAY

March 31, 2010

Sometimes a girl like me just needs a good kick in the pants to motivate her to finish a remodel project she’s had on the back burner, but has been ignoring for quite some time.  Such is the case with my hall bathroom.  Our hall bath is your basic contractor style1990s bathroom, with plain honey tone cabinetry and cultured marble counter tops.

So when the folks over at MirrorMate contacted me with the low down on their product and a coupon code, I was completely intrigued.  I emailed them back.  You mean there’s a solution for that plain wall mirror in my hall bath that doesn’t require me to purchase and install a brand new mirror?  That same hall bathroom I’ve been meaning to makeover but just was avoiding for the longest time because it’s ‘just the kids bathroom’  ?  Or so I kept telling myself. 

After a few email exchanges, those same kind folks over at MirrorMate offered to send me a complimentary custom mirror frame for my space.  Yeehaw !  Yes Ma’am !  Sign Me Up !  I filled out their user friendly form, faxed it to the company, and three business days later, I had my custom MirrorMate frame Fed Exed to my doorstep. 

What a difference it makes!  Here’s a peek at my hall bathroom before and after my custom MirrorMate was installed. 

before and after

What a difference ! 

Such a difference it puts the rest of my *ahem* outdated bathroom to shame.  This custom frame was just that kick in the pants I needed to get motivated on this bathroom remodel.  So I’ve got a plan to makeover the entire bathroom this summer (see below), but first, let me tell you how easy this MirrorMate product is to put together and install.

They send you the very clearly written instructions and the supplies you’ll need:


You start by gluing your frame together.  Since I did mine on my floor, I made sure to use cut up Ziplock plastic bags to prevent glue from getting on the wood flooring. 

glue step

Then you pound the perfectly sized plastic corner connectors into the slots with a hammer or mallet:

mallet step

Then you carefully turn it over and wipe off any excess glue:

wipe away glue from corners

Then you wait one hour.  Waiting is the hardest part !

Then you install your frame in your bathroom with the placement corners and adhesive strips. 

level with corners




It takes less than two hours, and that includes the hour you need to wait to let the glue dry.

Look how gorgeous ! 

mirrormate from side


What a budget friendly way to invest in upgrading the look of your bathroom ! 

mirror mate side angle

The frame style I chose was the Cherokee in Brushed Chrome for its sleek modern look.  I really wanted to make this space feel more contemporary, so these clean lines were just the look I was going for.   

For another great review of this company’s product, head on over to visit my friend Lindsay, and check out her new custom mirror frame.  And for all the buzz on MirrorMate, including the features on DIY Network, This Old House and other home improvement publications, look right here


before crop


mirrormate after crop

 mirror mate side angle

I am not one to rave about any product unless I truly love it.  But let me tell you, I really do love this mirror frame, and they didn’t pay me to say this.  I love their friendly customer service, I love how quickly it shipped, I love how easy it was to put together, and I love the quality of the frame and the final look.   And, I’ll be completely frank, I love that all the frame materials are Made In The USA !

So here’s my plan to make a few more upgrades to this bathroom later this summer:

Hall Bath Makeover Numbered

1) A new bathroom sconce like this Vaxcel Fairfield from Lighting Direct;  2) A new shower curtain like this Waffle Curtain from Overstocks  3) Oceanside Glass Mosaic Treviso backsplash, plus new countertops 4) New modern faucet like the Treviso from Price Phister; 5) Some heavenly scented candles  6) Fresh new towels like these from Pottery Barn or a cheaper knockoff; 7) Perhaps a new bath mat like this Jolie version from Ballard and 8   paint the cabinets in one of three Benjamin Moore shades a) Cliffside Gray b) Silver Marlin or c) Gray Cashmere. 

Now forget all about my little bathroom makeover plans, cause here’s the best part !  One of YOU gets to get your hands on a $100 gift certificate thanks to MirrorMate !  Awesome possum people.  That’s right, one Benjamin Franklin bill towards the purchase of any MIrrorMate product for your home ! 

Here are just a few samples from the dozens of frames available:

samples collage


MirrorMate also has basic Pizzazz mirrors in 12” and 14” sizes for adding decor to your home – you can see those here

Eligibility for one winner to receive a $100 Gift Certificate to MirrorMate:

1)  Visit MirrorMate’s frame collection right here.  Come back and tell us in a comment which mirror frame you like to have the most.  

2)  For a second chance to win, mention this giveaway on Facebook, and come back and leave that link in a comment. 

3)  For a third chance to win, tweet this giveaway on Twitter with the link to the giveaway, then come back and leave your Twitter profile in comment, saying “I Tweeted”. 

That’s all folks.  Giveaway ends Easter Sunday April 4th at 8 p.m. PST.  One winner only.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org. 


Now if you don’t happen to win, there is still great news.  If you enter the code CENTS at checkout, you will receive 15% off through the end of December 2010 on any MirrorMate custom frame. 

This is NOT a paid product review.  Centsational Girl does NOT participate in any paid product reviews.  For any questions this site’s position on product reviews, please refer to the blog policies.

********  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED  *********


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540 Responses to “MirrorMate Love and a GIVEAWAY”

  1. Melanie H says:

    Yes! I’ve been looking for something like this and haven’t been keen on the quality of kits I’ve seen in the store! I’d pick the cherokee brushed chrome as well!

  2. Melissa says:

    I love the Gramercy, Martini frame. I’m so glad I found this, this will be a huge help in my bathroom! I hope I win : )

  3. Catherine says:

    If I won this, I would terrify my children by running screaming through our home. :) My husband and I are talking about redoing our absolutely awful master bath that is currently a mix of the 80s and 90s (and all bad!). A mirror frame would be a great way to start!

    I really like the Dove White Acadia {and others!}.

  4. Amy says:

    I have looked at this product for a few years – I want to win!!!! I love the Bellemeade! Cherry is such a rich color….

  5. Katherine says:

    I am loving the Cherokee Espresso Walnut!

  6. Patti says:

    I love your blog. You have motivated me to try my hand at a project.

    My choice for the mirror would be ‘Acadia in Dove White’.


  7. Devon says:

    I love MirrorMate!!!!!! I’ve put one frame in my master bathroom already, and I’m jonesin’ for one in my guest bathroom as well. I love the one you’ve chosen – Cherokee in Brushed Chrome, and I think it would look amazing.

  8. I love this! Thanks for the chance!
    I like the one you picked Cherokee in Brushed Silver and I also like the Soho!

  9. Alexis says:

    Oh man, what a great solution! I’d totally pick Gramercy in Martini. Delish!

  10. Alexis says:

    I did the FB linky, though with my profile set to private, can you see it? http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=744895952&ref=nf

  11. Alexis says:

    Aaaaaaand to really get my chances up, I tweeted it: http://twitter.com/bugsywife

  12. Carrie says:

    I have wanted to do this to my bathroom mirror for YEARS. I was thrilled to find a company that makes it so easy! I LOVE the Soho frame, and am crossing my fingers I win so I can put this fabulous idea to work in my bathroom!

    P.S.- I have the same colors, even down to identical towels, in our hall bathroom. I’ll have to send you photos! As for the tile you are planning to use, it’s so dreamy. I would love to put mosaic tile SOMEWHERE in my house, SOMEDAY.

  13. Emily says:

    We just started to look at ways to update the main bathroom. This would be a great way to update our mirror. I think I would choose the Cherokee brushed chrome as well.

  14. ohbrooke says:

    SO INSPIRED! Soho definitely.

  15. Lori says:

    Love the Naples Antique Silver. I have been wanting to get custom mirrors for my bathroom for ages…this seems like a waaaay better and more cost effective solution. Thanks for spreading the word about these people. Had no idea??

  16. Sarah says:

    I would LOVE to get the Chelsea style in Espresso for my Master Bedroom!!! Even if I don’t win I will probably purchase it anyways. I’ve been meaning to update my mirror for months now. =) Thanks for the great opportunity.

  17. Sharon says:

    I just love the martini frame. Beautiful products!

  18. TJ says:

    We like the Cherokee in Brushed Chrome – great idea!

  19. jodi says:

    I think I love yours so much, it’d be the one that I choose

  20. Gritt says:

    wow, what a simple change yet huge impact. love it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Gritt says:

    I also like the contemporary Cherokee frame style.

  22. Kellie says:

    I tweeted for a second chance! Loves the Cherokee in Brushed Nickel.


  23. SoDucky says:

    Wow! Your “after” is really lovely!

    I like the Burnished Brown Tribeca frame a lot.

  24. Krystin says:

    I love the Grandezza in Aged Silver. It would help jumpstart the makeover for our master bath:)

  25. AtOneWithHim says:

    Awesome giveaway! I have heard of these but never knew the official name of them. Thanks for hooking a girl up with the link!
    My favorite is the espresso finish in the Chelsea style.

  26. AtOneWithHim says:

    I just went and tweetered it!

  27. Melissa Wagner says:

    I’ve never left a comment before, but I LOVE your blog!! I’d choose the Pemaquid Woods. I’ve thought about redoing my mirrors, but it seems like everything I touch doesn’t look that great!! So these would be perfect for me.

  28. Shelly says:

    These look great. Love the CHELSEA in Cherry Red for Master Bathroom!!

  29. DJ says:

    Wow. I was just looking at doing something like this. Love the Cherokee in Brushed Chrome. If I win, great. If I don’t, I am still ordering it. Thx for the info!

  30. Meluhnee says:

    I would love the Cherokee in Brushed Nickel. Pretty please.

  31. Tanya B says:

    What a wonderful idea!! I love the Naples in Antique Silver. What a transformation in your bathroom. Love it.

  32. Amy D says:

    I loved Mahogany Burl!!! It would change my bathroom from ugh to beautiful

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  35. Heidi Parker says:

    I like the unfinished Soho frame the best!

  36. Amy McKinley says:

    Love it! I like that style you chose a lot….makes such a big difference!

  37. Jeannette says:

    Hi, Kate– I’m wondering if you have begun your Hall bathroom remodel…are you keeping this MirrorMate frame or changing to something else? Please don’t forget to keep us posted!

  38. Lisa says:

    I love pacifica Whitecap

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