MirrorMate Review and Giveaway

Hello, lovely friends!  Today I’m sharing an awesome product and an equally awesome giveaway with you.  I can sense your excitement already.

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A couple months ago my parents showed up to our house with my late maternal great grandparents’ mirror.  (Have you told you I come from a family of antique/family heirloom hoarders?  Seriously, why buy new when you can hoard?)  I asked my mom if I could have the mirror to hang above my late maternal grandparents’ buffet, that I recently re-coated, in the dining room section of our great room.  I was happy to get a free mirror (with sentimental value) and my mom was happy to get it out of her basement.  Win-win.

vintage mirror

But, the mirror has some chips along the edges.  I mean, the mirror is who-knows-how-old so that’s to be expected.  It also has a slight bevel but I wanted it to look more finished.  So I called up, er, emailed up my friends at MirrorMate and asked if I could try one of their mirror frames on the mirror.  They were excited to see me use the frame on a freestanding mirror since most people purchase the frames for bathroom mirrors.  Always thinking outside the box I am.

I wanted a frame that wasn’t 100% permanent just in case I wanted to change it up down the road so a MirrorMate frame was the perfect choice.

chipped mirror

I went with the white Pacifica frame.  It arrived in four sections, along with all the other materials we needed to assemble the frame.

how to assemble mirrormate

Assembling the frame was incredibly easy.  We turned the four frame sections face down.  Working one corner at a time, we used the included glue on the adjoining ends, and then we inserted the three frame connectors.  We needed to use a hammer to lightly tap some into place.  Then it was time to wait at least an hour for the frame to dry.

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While the frame was drying, I cleaned the mirror with rubbing alcohol.  I used the rubbing alcohol along the edges where the adhesive would meet the mirror.  It wasn’t really necessary to clean the entire mirror with rubbing alcohol.

mirror mate assembly

After waiting an hour or two, we positioned the frame on top of the mirror and got it as square and level as possible we adhered the two cardboard placement corners to the mirror.

mirrormate assembly

After the placement corners were secured we removed the frame and peeled off the backing from the adhesive strips.

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Then we placed the frame back onto the mirror, using the placement corners as our guides.  After pressing on the frame, making sure it was in place, we removed the placement corners and we were done with the MirrorMate installation.

mirrormate installation

The mirror came with loops on the back so I used 16 gauge picture hanging wire on the loops.  Since the mirror is on the heavier side, we drilled two 1-1/4 screws into two different studs.  We hung the wire onto both screws.

The distance between the studs and position above the buffet worked out perfectly.  We only had to shift the buffet a few inches to one side.

mirrormate

I wish the mirror was taller, due to our 12 foot tall walls (we have a vaulted ceiling in our great room).  However, the length of the mirror works well in terms of the length of the buffet.  But let’s all remember: the mirror was free.  So I’m taking it for now.

mirror above buffet

Come back tomorrow to see the finished, styled buffet.  I posted a sneak peek of the lamps I’m using on Instagram a couple months ago.  See, even more proof that social media followers get the scoop before everyone else.

Now it’s your chance to win a $150 credit to use toward a MirrorMate frame for your home.  Can I get a “Woot!”?  They’re perfect for freestanding mirrors, like mine, or bathroom mirrors.

You must use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.  Giveaway is open to US residents only.  Sorry international readers.  I still love you though.

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I received my MirrorMate frame to review at no-cost.   All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Aloha Reynolds says

    Love it! I’ve been looking for something similar to this for my bathroom mirror. Glad you featured this product! :-)

  2. Shantel says

    So glad you posted this! I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest, but never knew there was a company who specializes in this. I’ll be checking this out because I’ve been wanting to add a frame to the plain-jane mirror in my half-bath above my pedestal sink!

  3. Stephanie says

    Stunning after picture-thank you for showing the process! We just bought a house which we’re really updating-a MirrorMate frame would truly improve the bathroom mirror!

  4. Donna Ingalls says

    All of our bathrooms need this badly!! We have the basic builder’s mirrors and they are SO boring. I would love to lighten one of them up with this great kit. Looks easy too.

  5. says

    We just moved a little over a month ago and both of the bathrooms have large boring mirrors above the vanities. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for and seems like it would be such an easy way to update it!

  6. Krystal W. says

    Moving into a new house (read: builders box) I would love to do something like this in our hall bath! Just a little something to “customize” the space.

  7. Kristi says

    I have been wanting to try mirror mate on my bathroom vanity mirrors for a while now, would love to win the $150 towards a mirror mate :)

  8. ashley says

    Looks nice! I would love to do this to the mirror the previous homeowners glued to the wall in our master bedroom.

  9. Sharon D says

    I didn’t know about MirrorMate and had been thinking I needed to coax my husband into buying parts and pieces to assemble something to surround the mirror in our bathroom. So glad you posted this today! I am going to their website now!

  10. says

    I have an old mirror that used to attach to my dresser, but I removed it awhile ago hoping to frame it and use it separately. I never thought about using MirrorMate for it! What a great idea! I also have a bathroom mirror I’ve been wanting to use MirrorMate for… :) Not nearly as imaginative as you! ;)
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  11. Marin D says

    I would put it in one of my bathrooms. I just don’t know which one. LOL. I really would like to redo my powder room downstairs because it has a pedestal sink and oval mirror – two think I don’t like. This would be a great excuse to change things up.

  12. Peggy W. says

    These look AWESOME!!!! I would redo the mirror in my guest room. What a difference this would make in that room? Thanks you Chelsea and Mirror Mate for the giveaway!

  13. Cheryl says

    I would use the Mirrormate on our master bathroom mirror. It’s the typical oversize builder wall mirror – not objectionable but would look so much better with a frame to class it up.

  14. Kathy E. says

    I have some artwork I made on a large canvas board. It would look super cool with a frame around it! I had never thought to do this before your blog post about framing a mirror. Bring it on!

  15. Jenna says

    I would love to do this to any one of the mirrors in our 3 bathrooms. I greatly dislike our builder grade mirros!

  16. Jeanna says

    Thanks so much for this post! It just never occurred to me to use this on a free standing mirror. I thought they were only for bathrooms! Duh :)

  17. Amanda B says

    I have a large mirror (found at a garage sale for $5!!) that this would work perfectly on. I’d put it in my family room-turned-dining room.

  18. Wendy says

    I would definitely use it to upgrade one of my bathrooms! Both have builders grade mirrors. Just not sure which one I would choose to upgrade first…

  19. Allison B. says

    I have been stalking these for a while now to redo our main bathroom. I just have not taken the plunge yet.

  20. Joan says

    I have a similar situation with a vintage mirror. I have been planning to add it to the growing collage in my stairwell. Mirror Mate seems to be the perfect way to blend the old with the new. Thanks for the opportunity.

  21. Wild Orchid says

    I would put it in my master bathroom.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  22. Dana says

    we have a giant mirror hanging behind our couch that I love, but I always thought needed a frame. This is such a great solution to our problem!

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