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Such a difference it puts the rest of my *ahem* outdated bathroom to shame.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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