Bathroom Q & A + GIVEAWAY!

January 6, 2011

Thanks everyone!  Both Mia and I love the quick fix on yesterday’s budget bathroom makeover.  Be sure to check out all the links over there too, over 100 bathroom remodels from around the blogosphere, so inspiring!  I’m so ready to tackle my own hallway bath thanks to all of your ideas!

A few questions came up on Mia’s vanity so I’ll give the quick answers below. 

bathroom cabinets after paint


new cabinet hardwarePaint color on the vanity: That rich espresso color is Valspar’s latex ‘Betsy Ross House Brown’ #6011-2 in the soft gloss Kitchen & Bath formula.  See yesterday’s post for the step by step application.

I’m still going to give the vanity one coat of Polycrylic for durability and easier wipedown.  The formula states it’s easy to scrub, but because this paint is a soft gloss in latex, I think it could use one more protective coat. 

Hardware on the doors and drawers:  Atlas Alcott square knob and square pull, both in polished nickel. 


Spray paint on the faucet handles: I highly recommend using an outdoor formula, designed to repel moisture.  These RustOleum metallic formulas are the most durable and work best for this project.   I love the ‘Matte Nickel’ ! 



Mirror frame by Mirrormate: That’s the Cherokee style in Dark Walnut.


mirrormate cherokee


Here it is up close!

frame up close


Doesn’t it look fabulous ?! 

mia bathroom after


What a fantastic way to dress up a plain mirror, and there are over 20 styles available, plus multiple colors for each style.  Genius!  I’m a huge fan of this product !!

Here’s a teensy sampling of the frame styles available:

See all the frame styles and colors here.  How easy is it to assemble and install this frame?  Incredibly simple!  I mentioned my own install last year, here’s a quick reminder: 

1) Read the extremely clear instructions and check for all parts; 2) add glue to frame edges 3) secure together with inserts, hammer with mallet; 4) wait one hour, then apply to your mirror. 

mirrormate steps

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 

Now the BEST NEWS!  The kind folks over at Mirrormate are offering one winner their choice of ANY style, ANY size mirror frame for your own bathroom.  Yay!

Eligibility to win your choice of frame in any size and style from Mirrormate:

1)  Hop over to Mirrormate and pick your favorite frame style.  Name it in a comment!  Which bathroom gets it? 

2) For a second chance to win, either link to this giveaway on Twitter, or link to this giveaway on Facebook, then leave a second comment telling where you mentioned it (FB or Twitter).

3) For a third chance to win, “Like” Mirrormate on Facebook, then leave a comment saying “I Like Mirrormate!”

One winner only.  Giveaway ends Tuesday January 11, 2011 at 8 p.m PST.  US and Canada only. 



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935 Responses to “Bathroom Q & A + GIVEAWAY!”

  1. michelle v. says:

    I love Grandezza for our guest bath!

  2. I love the Cherokee in Dark Walnut too for my master bath and the Broadway Brushed Chrome for my downstairs bath.

  3. Tanya says:

    My fave style is the Gold Providence. It would be for my guest bathroom

  4. Tanya says:

    i like mirror mate on facebook (Tanya Riley)

  5. sheila says:

    I think cherokee would be the BEST fit for my bathroom!

  6. sheila says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway


  7. sheila says:

    i “liked” mirrormate on face book (sheila parast)

  8. Debbie says:

    I would choose the “Soho” in black for our guest bathroom. It is in need of a makeover…oak cabinets, large plain mirror, Hollywood lights…

  9. Neeti says:

    I love your blogs and have done several of the projects, but I’m loving this bathroom makeover! I LOVE the tribeca in Burnished Brown. It would go great in my mom’s master bathroom (Yes, I’m re-doing her house because I think she deserves a cute bathroom!).

  10. Maudy says:

    The Bellemeade Vintage Silver has my bathroom written all over it!

  11. Neeti says:

    p.s. I put this on my facebook and “liked” MirrorMate’s page (also leaving the comment on their page.) Thanks for the opportunity :)

  12. Jaimie says:

    Ah, MirrorMate. The Pemaquid in Old World Silver wants to live in my guest bathroom.

  13. Betsey Welty says:

    Grandezza in Bronze = LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Building a new house and I’ve been on the look out for a mirror for the master bath!

  14. Betsey Welty says:

    Just linked you on my facebook page:)

  15. Kindra says:

    Oh, I would love to have MirrorMate in my bathroom!!! Grandezza in Aged Silver would be perfect!

  16. Rebecca says:

    Oh man, I’ve been dreaming of getting one of my mirrors framed in Cherokee Style in Java color for a long time…. I can see it in my dreams!

  17. Leslie says:

    Our master bath could use some shine – Broadway in Brushed Chrome Slim would be perfect!

  18. Cathy says:

    Acadia would be my choice! It would be AMAZING in the bathroom I’m planning to re-do!

  19. Our master bathroom would be the perfect candidate – Soho in unfinished so I can stain it for the perfect match!

  20. Placed a message via Twitter about the contest –!/CourtneyOutLoud

  21. Carmen Goddard says:

    I would replace my master bathroom mirror – these are beautiful – it is hard to choose, they are all so beautiful. I like the Pacifica, I would try to match my cabinet!

  22. Michelle Stewart says:

    My master bath is screaming for this trim on our large ugly mirror. I would choose Peraquid Slim Line in Dark Bronze.

  23. Melissa Wagner says:

    I love the Bellemeade. I would put it in my Master Bathroom!!!!

  24. Erin says:

    We are planning to do a facelift to our master in 2011, and we want to use MirrorMate. The lightswitch plate is on the mirror, and really close to the door moulding, so I think Cherokee Slim in Dark Chocolate would be perfect.

  25. shelly says:

    I would order 3 samples to make sure, but two of the samples would be the Martini and the Grandezza and I would redo my master bedroom mirror!

  26. Terri says:

    My masterbath needs a little re-do and Grandezza in Aged Silver would look amazing! Just purchased a beautiful Martha Stewart fixture; a mirror frame would be icing on the cake!

  27. I would love the Acadia in oiled bronze. Fab!

  28. Acadia…oiled bronze…love.

  29. Victoria S says:

    Cherokee Slim! I like it simple, and simplicity is what we desperately need in our outdated master bath.

  30. Mags says:

    I love the venetian for our master bath.

  31. Lara says:

    Eek! I have been wanting to do this to our bathroom mirror for a long time! I like the Chelsea in white! I never enter giveaways, but I had to try this one! :)

  32. Kim says:

    Mediterra Glazed Earth–gorgeous!

  33. Charlotte says:

    I love the Grandessa in Aged Silver. It would be so nice to do my bathroom mirror!!

  34. Charlotte says:

    I linked this on my Facebook page and liked it on Facebook. MirrorMate really is cool!!

  35. Jenny says:

    Would I be cheating if I said my favorite was the Cherokee style in Dark Walnut? We have a lot of dark walnut in our house and it would fit in so nicely.

  36. Jenny says:

    I liked MirrorMate on FB.

  37. Jane says:

    So hard to choose… I would probably choose the Acadia style for our master bathroom. Thanks!

  38. marisa says:

    I love the clean lines of soho. My mirror is screaming, pick me, pick me.

  39. Susan F. says:

    Love the Naples frame. My bathroom would look amazing with that addition!

  40. Elizabeth says:

    I like the cherry chocolate…for my own bathroom!

  41. allison says:

    I’ve been drooling over mirror mate since your original bathroom post. I’d love the Chelsea in Espresso in my master bath.

  42. Oh my gosh, best giveaway!
    I’d love the Chelsea in either espresso or satin black

  43. Erin says:

    I love the Pemaquid in Porcelain White for my guest bathroom!

  44. Cassandra says:

    I love the Cherokee in Dark Walnut that you used! We bought a foreclosed home and there is much work to be done in the only bathroom. I’m hoping to paint the existing (ugly) vanity in an espresso color-thank you for the paint tip!

  45. Amy A. says:

    My favorite style is the Chelsea or Cherokee! I still have a builder basic big honkin’ mirror hung up by those little clips in my guest bath.

  46. Amy A. says:

    I like MirrorMate on Facebook!

  47. Sandra says:

    My favorite choice is either the Cherokee or Chelsea .. lots of great options! :-) Definitely for our Master … ours looks just like the one you redid .. but we need a new countertop as well.

  48. PemaquidWhite would be perfect!

  49. Alicia says:

    I would love to win the Grandezza in aged silver for my master bath!

  50. Michelle says:

    I would love Pemaquid in porcelain white for my hall bath. It would add the perfect touch to that big builder mirror in there.

  51. Michelle says:

    I Like Mirrormate!

  52. Teresa Novak says:

    It was a hard decision, but I think I’d go with the Pemaquid in Old World Silver for my master bath mirror. If I won this, the timing would be perfect since that room is getting a makeover in the spring. :)

  53. Michelle says:

    Linked to this giveaway on Facebook.

  54. gretchen says:

    I’d put one of the Soho ones in our master bath.

  55. I lik the Tribeca or Cherokee. I would put this in my master bath to lassen the ginormous effect of our mirror. I really hope I win!!

  56. Selena says:

    I’d love to win the Gramercy for my master bath!

  57. Lisa S says:

    I really like Broadway! Modern and simple! We only have one bathroom so it would go in there:)

  58. Karla says:

    I really like the Bellmeade, Grandezza, and the Naples. It would be a tough choice!

  59. I love the cherokee style in the Java and would be perfect in my Master Bathroom. With white cabinets and white countertop and light taupe walls… it is really bland and could use some help!

  60. I also shared it on Facebook!

  61. AnnieL says:

    I love the Cherokee in Dark Walnut or the Pemaquid in Mahogany Burl wood. These would look amazing in my guest bath (and future baby’s bathroom). I’m crossing my fingers!!

  62. Alison Swanson says:

    I love the pemaquid in silver!

  63. I now “like” Mirrormate on Facebook too!

  64. Tiffany S says:

    Cherokee in Java – masterbath

  65. Carey says:

    Loving the Tribeca for a little mini-makeover of our master bath!

  66. Joy Cooper says:

    I like Chelsea in Expresso color!!

  67. Nicole Marie says:

    I like the Cherokee in the dark walnut. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Nicole Marie says:

    I also liked MirrorMate on FB!

  69. Niki says:

    I would die to have the Pemaquid porcelain white in my master bath! It would definetly be an upgrade from the builder grade fixtures in there now!

  70. Tara G. says:

    I like the Bellemeade and Acadia- the darker wood tones are very pretty!

  71. Sue says:

    Portage maybe….or Venetian….?

  72. Connie says:

    Chelsea in Expresso!….The Cherokee is pretty, too!….My master bath looks very similar to the before pictures.

  73. Connie says:

    I linked on Twitter and Liked (and commented) on Facebook.

  74. Karen says:

    Bellemeade in Traditional Cherry would be just the thing to go with the refinished vanity in our master bath!

  75. Jen P says:

    I love the Broadway Frame, our master bath definitely needs an upgrade, and disguising the builder mirror would be a great start!

  76. Jen P says:

    I Like Mirrormate!

  77. Danielle Abbott says:

    Love the Permaquid Woods in Mahogany Burl! Perfect for the plain ol’ mirror in our guest bath!! Thanks CG!

  78. Lara says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I didn’t even know about Mirrormate. I love Cherokee Slim!

  79. Danielle says:

    Love the Chelsea espresso for my master bath.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  80. Katie says:

    LOVE the Grandezza in aged silver! And it would look fab in my master bath!

  81. Ron says:

    Cherokee in Java for the master bathroom. Thanks for posting the step-by-step instructions!

  82. Karen P says:

    The dark walnut Cherokee would add the finishing touch to my master bathroom!

  83. Vicki K says:

    The Pacifica in the White Cap color would start me on my own bathroom re-do. Thanks to you and the Mirrormate people for a wonderful giveaway!

  84. Karen P says:

    I ” liked” MirrorMate on fb.

  85. Laura Vuong says:

    I would like the Acadia in Dove White for our guest bathroom! It’s a elegant and chic!

  86. Kathy Kraemr says:

    The cherokee is the model I would pick, but it is a hard decision as they are all beautiful!

  87. I would get the Pacifica White Cap for my master bathroom that is currently undergoing a makeover, this would be an awesome addition!

  88. Marsha L. says:

    I think that the Cherokee in Dark Walnut is perfect! I love it in your friends bathroom and I would love it even more in mine!

  89. Laura Vuong says:

    I posted this on my facebook page! Crossing my fingers!

  90. Becca D says:

    I think Chelsea in the bronze is really interesting and classic at the same time. For sure in the front bath (which is currently a riot of 50s pinky-browns)

  91. Jennifer H. says:

    I like the Cherokee one best. Smooth lines, easy to clean!

  92. connie tacazon says:

    I’m kind of torn between the java and the matte black. Would be perfect for my master bath.

  93. Melanie N says:

    I would love the MirrorMate Cherokee style in the Dark Walnut. Winning this would be just the incentive to get my Darling Husband to finish our master bath makeover!

  94. Holly says:

    I’m actually loving the one that you used, Cherokee in either Java or Dark Walnut. And this would definitely go in my master bathroom, I have a HUGE plain mirror in there right now!

  95. Beth F. says:

    Soho in matte black. I have a Kandinsky print and a figure drawing on the walls and it would totally lend to the modern vibe of the main bath.

  96. Emily says:

    I love Cherokee Dark Walnut!

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