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Such a difference it puts the rest of my *ahem* outdated bathroom to shame.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

    I love the soho frame–it would be beautiful in my kids’ bathroom.

  2. Danya says:

    I can’t believe the impact Cherokee in Brushed Chrome had in your bathroom. I think I would totally go with that, too! Loved the before and after pictures!

  3. Jason says:

    I would be very popular w/ my wife if I won this! Acadia Oiled Bronze would work great in our guest bath

  4. Sarah says:

    Twittered about it!!

  5. Sarah says:

    I forgot my link. I tweeted. :)

  6. Elaine says:

    I absolutely love the Soho frame. I think it looks so sleek and classic =)

  7. Danielle says:

    I have been looking at these for a long time but never took the plunge. Yours looks great though and so I hope I win so I can transform my super blah bathroom! I think I’d choose the Pemaquid Slim in silver.

  8. margaret daniel says:

    Permaquid for sure! Wow, I’ve been looking for this product to transform my mirror blahs!

  9. Kathy K says:

    Wow!!! I love them all!! Do they ship to Canada!?

    I would order the Acadia in Dove White
    the Pemaquid in Porcelain White
    for a clean finish to my boring HUGE mirror. I have pale greens and whites throughout.. with light birch cabinets and a pretty teardrop 3-light panel above the mirror.

    Thanks for sharing this!!!

  10. Kristina says:

    I love the Cherokee in Espresso Walnut!! I would love to win this…something desperately need in my bathrooms!

  11. Janet says:

    I love the Acadia in the Dove color. Would look great in my master bath on my huge mirror!

  12. Zanna says:

    These are so cool…I really like the Acadia in Oil Rubbed Bronze.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I think I’d go with the Pacifica!

  14. Maybe the Acadia in Oiled Bronze?

  15. Jenny says:

    I have been wanting to get one of these for awhile! I would pick the Porcelain White.

  16. Natosha says:

    I tweeted the contest: http://twitter.com/tosharific/status/11425627398


  17. Jennifer F says:

    I love the Chelsea Black Satin…I think it would look great. These are so neat!

  18. chelsea says:

    I really like the one you chose for the contemporary look – which would look great in our bathroom!

  19. Chrissy says:

    I love the Arcadia in Dove White! This was just the kick in the pants I needed, too, except that my bathroom needs LOTS of work! I haven’t even gotten around to painting the trim yet – primer has been good enogh for my lazy self! :) Your mirror looks fab!

  20. Tracey says:

    Cherry BelleMeade! Would look lovely in our master bath.

  21. kadywood says:

    I love the texture of the Portage. Silver, please!

  22. Sarah Cary says:

    The Soho in Matte Black would match perfectly in my daughter’s bathroom that is currently going through a “budget” makeover.
    What a great idea this is – one of those things that seem so obvious once someone else thinks of it :)!

  23. Jenny says:

    I have two bathrooms with horrible mirrors so this would rock! I think I would choose Old World Silver Pemaquid.

  24. Peggy says:

    I think I like Soho or Cherokee in the stainless the best. They’re clean lines and would be easy to keep clean in the bathroom.

  25. Heidi says:

    I would go with the Pacifica or Pemaquid in silver.

  26. Jessica P says:

    I love the look of the Bellemeade. It would look great in my master bath!

  27. Teresa says:

    For my master bath (in the middle of a remodel right now) I’d go for the Pemaquid or Pemaquid Slim in silver. Would love it.

  28. I love the Soho, I have been wanting to do this for so long to my Master Bathroom mirror, and my daughters bathroom… We have huge mirrors that are just to boring…. I would be so grateful to win…. Thank you for a chance, and what an awesome Giveaway!!!!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!!

  29. Emily L. says:

    That looks awesome! I would enter the give away if I didn’t live in a apartment, I love how easy that frame is.

  30. Janell Beals says:

    I love this product, I used the Mediterria (I am working from memory!) style in my master bath. My mirror is HUGE and as a result the frame was HUGE. Unfortunately my frame fell apart after building while moving up to the mirror. The corner connectors were not strong enough to handle such a heavy and large frame. I spoke to the company regarding this and they said they are addressing this. A great product, particularly for smaller mirrors to average size mirrors. Mine is about 6’x5′, fyi. Despite this, still use this product, nothing like it on the market.

  31. Amanda says:

    Seeing this makes me think it would be easy-peasy to go buy some decorative molding, some paint, and go to town on making our own frame mirror. Just might do that in our (very teeny tiny) Master Bath! Thanks for the inspiration. Love those PB towels too, by the way. Would totally go with my “beachy” calm theme in our bathroom.

  32. Pam says:

    What a great product! I’m in love with Venetian.

  33. Emily says:

    My favorite is the Soho! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  34. Christina says:

    What a great idea. I was trying to figure out what to do with our very plain “track home” mirror :)

  35. shelly says:

    Bellemeade! What a great way to update a mirror!

  36. Megan says:

    Pemaquid in Old World Silver, Gorgeous!

  37. Amy says:

    Oiled bronze Acadia, for sure.

  38. Diana says:

    WoW! Awesome…

  39. Posted on FB for my second entry!


    Acadia Oiled Bronze

  40. sharae says:

    I would ove this for y boys bathroom!

  41. sharae says:

    That was to say I would LOVE this for my boys bathroom. Sorry

  42. Marisa says:

    The Cherokee in oil rubbed bronze. With 5! kids its hard to get the little details of my home taken care of…I hope I win!

  43. Beth says:

    Love your blog!! I also love the Naples in Silver!! Would love to have this for our guest bath.

    Happy Easter!

  44. Leslie M says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I would like Chelsea in Espresso in my guest/children’s bath.

  45. Frankie says:

    I love the Tribeca in black. There were so many great choices and I love how easy it is to take that huge plain mirror from boring to wow!

  46. Pemaquid/Mahogany Burl would look great in my master bath. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  47. Jennifer says:

    I love the texture of Tribeca! Very cool product.
    Jennifer J

  48. Kellie says:

    I’ve often wondered if there was a way to do something just like this – thanks for posting this! I would go with the same frame you did – Cherokee in Brushed Chrome, beautiful and simple. It would look great in my master bathroom, the mirror is HUGE and boring.


  49. Sherry says:

    I would totally go with the Soho frame! Thanks for sharing this product with us…I had no idea it even existed. After I read your post I thought “duh, why didn’t I think of that?!?!?” I never understood why builders put those ugly mirrors in new homes and my husband is too scared (lazy) to take it down but now I can show him this…problem solved!

  50. Kristen M. says:

    This is really cool. I like the Pacifica design. I love the idea of sprucing up my plain bathroom mirror.

  51. Brooke says:

    I love the Mediterra “Glazed Earth”!

  52. Heather says:

    How beautiful! I love the Cherokee in brushed chrome that you used in your bathroom.

  53. Heather says:

    I’ve wanted to try this in my master bathroom for so long!! I like the Naples in Antique Silver.

  54. Liz says:

    I have been wanting to do one of these for YEARS, but couldn’t figure out how to make it myself! Awesome! I would love to have the Cherokee in Brushed Crome, it would be perfect in there!

  55. Heather says:

    I tweeted! @sitsgirlh

  56. Liz says:

    I shared this on Facebook too, but how do you get the link here? If I copy the url, it just says http://www.facebook.com, which doesn’t link to me. Hmmm…

  57. Emily says:

    I love the “canadian walnut” permadquid wood style- we’ve already planned to frame our existing bathroom mirrors at some point in the future, mirror mate would be a great way to do it!!

  58. Andrea says:

    i was actually just wondering the other day of something like this existed. I too would like to upgrade our one and only tiny bathroom and thought a framed mirror would really pull it together. If I was lucky enough to win, I think I’d pick Pacifica’s Silver Sheen. … but I do also like the Cherokee brushed chrome. one or the other! thanks for the post!

  59. Lori says:

    My master bath is calling for the mediterra/glazed earth. I hope I’m lucky on this one.

  60. Liz says:

    Building a new home would love this!! Love the Aged Silver Grandezza!

  61. Molly says:

    What a great Idea! I love the Soho Black! Pretty!

  62. Erin says:

    Grandezza for me, please-zza! :) so pretty in both finishes, but leaning towards the aged silver! :)

  63. Shannon R says:

    I’d choose the Bellemeade in Cherry!

  64. Maren says:

    I’m leaning toward the Charlotte in Silver Leaf because our bathroom has some brass/nickel combination fixtures already and I think this style would compliment the existing fixtures the best! Looks like an awesome product!

  65. Charlotte says:

    Lovin’ the Charlotte…

  66. Danielle says:

    Our guest bath could really use a nice black frame around the boring mirror. So hard for me decide on one though, they all look so nice! I’d probably go with Tribeca, Soho or Pemaquid if I’m the lucky winner.

  67. lisa says:

    Oh this is SO perfect!! My husband and I and even my sister have all been trying to figure out the best way to do this ourselves, and then lo and behold your post about this company comes our way. THANKS for the info… (I especially love the Pemaquid in Old World Silver). Brilliant!!

  68. Tauni says:

    Oh my. I need this product!!! The Pacifica would be perfect for my guest bath….I hope I win!

  69. Teresa says:

    I think I like the Portage because it’s the closest to art deco. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  70. Diana says:

    I love the Charlotte (a favorite girls name by the way) and the Pacifica! Both are so cute and I really am grateful you found this. I keep looking at my main bathroom mirror and think “ugh”. I haven’t heard of mirror mate before! Thanks for posting this!

  71. lisa says:


    Here’s what I said– “hey, did you know there’s a company that makes frames for your plain bathroom mirrors?? i’ve been trying to figure out how to do this myself… BUT, the Centsational Girl blog is doing a giveaway for a free custom frame if you’re interested:”

    I hope this helps bring a little love to this company (and your blog!) :)

  72. Jenna W says:

    These are the coolest things ever! Our master bath mirror would look wonderful with one of these! I think I would also do a silver one, probably the pacifica, the pemaquid, or the portage. Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Suzanne says:

    Cherokee in Silver!

  74. I am digging the Pemaquid. I actually have been playing around with the idea of doing this with regular molding and liquid nails, but I love how clean your mirror came out. Love it!

  75. Laura says:

    I love the ‘grandezza’ in aged silver. I’ve got my fingers crossed for this one!! I’d LOVE to win!

  76. Allison says:

    Ohh I don’t know but I’m so excited that I found this. It is exactly what my bathroom needs. Probably the silver sheen or the glazed earth.

  77. Laura says:

    I tweeted! @momma2katie

  78. Meg says:

    I like Chelsea in Espresso. It would look great in my guest bath which is in need of some TLC!

  79. Cindy says:

    I was planning to use MirrorMate in our master bath after reading about it on Janell Beal’s blog so winning a gift cert would be fabulous. I love the Grandezza in Aged Silver for the bathroom but could also go for the Chelsea 12″ Pizzazz Mirrors. Probably would get 9 of those for the family room over the couch–high ceilings make most things on the wall look sparse.
    Love what you did with your “kids bath”. Happy Easter!

  80. Laura says:

    Naples for my master bath mirror! Thanks!

  81. Laura says:

    I’m partial to the Soho. I love the sleek black and it would update my bathroom nicely!

  82. Karena says:

    I love the Portage in silver/ or The Pacifica. Both would work just great!!

    Thank you for a great giveaway!

    Art by Karena

  83. kimb says:

    I like the Tribeca in burnished brown but they are all so pretty!

  84. Diane says:

    Wow. How to even choose? I really like the Cherokee that you chose. Soho is also very cool.

  85. Beth says:

    I love it! My fav. is the Naples in Antique Silver. Thanks!

  86. Cindy Trinh says:

    I think I’m a Gramercy gal, please sign me up!

  87. Lindsay says:

    Definitley would choose the grandezza silver for my master bath!

  88. Tran says:

    Chelsea in Espresso! I’ve been so curious about these for over a year now. So glad to see someone’s first hand experience with them!

  89. Michelle says:

    Chelsea in espresso. Too smart!

  90. kathy says:

    You read my mind! This is exactly what I want to do this to the mirror in our master bathroom. I love the Chardonnay styles. I would love to win this and so glad you had a good experience with this. Great giveaway!

  91. Jaimie says:

    Oh! I want to do this in our guest bathroom. I’ve seen them do it before on design shows as a way of updating those giant mirrors without replacing them, but I didn’t know there was a company out there that actually made frames for them. I would do the Cherokee in brushed chrome also (but only because Soho doesn’t come in silver).

  92. Shannon says:

    I love the acadia in bronze for the guest bathroom.

  93. So cool! What a huge difference that made.

  94. I don’t have a blog. But I absolutely LOVE all of them. They are PERFECT for what I want to do in my bathroom. It’s so hard to decide which I like best. I’d have to say Pacifica sheen.

  95. Michelle says:

    I like them all! This is such a great idea and something that my parents could really use at the “boat house” they got last year. Much better then replacing the whole mirror I say!

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