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.
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.
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 Mirror Mate 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.
I went with the white Pacifica frame. It arrived in four sections, along with all the other materials we needed to assemble the frame.
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.
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.
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.
After the placement corners were secured we removed the frame and peeled off the backing from the adhesive strips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I received my MirrorMate frame to review at no-cost. All opinions are my own.
That buffet still blows my mind… beautiful
Love it! I’ve been looking for something similar to this for my bathroom mirror. Glad you featured this product! 🙂
I never thought of using it on a free standing mirror like that but it definitely dressed it up and gave new life to your old mirror.
Like most people, I would love to update my builder grade mirror in our master bathroom!
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!
So pretty! The fresh white frame looks great over the rich wood of the buffet– love it!
I love this idea! It’s amazing what a little “addition” can do to a boring old mirror!
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!
My master bathroom needs some mirror mate help desperately.
I would put it in my bedroom
Beautiful! I would use a mirror mate in my dining room!
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.
I would use it on my bathroom mirror. The mirror is older and really needs an upgrade.
Love what you did with yours! I’d use mine in our entryway to make it more welcoming 🙂
Our bathroom mirror sure could use a face lift! Thanks Chelsea!
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!
Looks like a great product! I would love to try it on my bathroom mirror.
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.
I would put it in bath room.
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 🙂
I would love to frame my bathroom mirror that has chips along the edge
Looks nice! I would love to do this to the mirror the previous homeowners glued to the wall in our master bedroom.
The mirror looks great! I am redoing our bathroom and would love to frame in the mirror we have.
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!
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! 😉
I love the placement of your mirror. The buffet just looks great (still in awe weeks later lol!). I would use this mirror above my dresser too!
Definitely in my master bathroom!
our master bedroom!
My master bath! Or above my antique dresser in the master!
I have always wanted to try one of these in one of our bathrooms!
So glad to see that there’s any easy way to frame out our builder grade bathroom mirrors!!
I never knew you could order something to do this! I’m going to have to check it out!
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.
We just moved into our first house and would love to do this to our guest bath mirror. Great job!
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!
we would use it in our upstairs bath!
I would definitely use mine in our guest bathroom…..it is completely lacking in character so a framed mirror would be a great start! 🙂
I could totally use a mirror frame!!!!! My bathroom ha a huge mirror without any frame and looks horrid! 🙁
I love it and would like to put in my bathroom.
I would use this in my living room with some framed pictures around it.
It looks great! I’ve been wanting to frame our bathroom mirror for forever!
Oh how neat! I’ve been curious about Mirror Mate for a while now! I would love to put one up in my bathroom to upgrade our builder basic bath mirror.
I would love to use this for my bathroom mirror during our renovation.
My bathroom mirror, defnitely!
Cute! I’ve been thinking about Mirror Mate for my guest bathroom.
It looks new! How great!
This would be an awesome update to our bathroom. Your mirror looks great by the way!
Fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms and legs crossed! I’ve been wanting to try MirrorMate for awhile!
That looks great! I would be one of their many customers who uses it on a bathroom mirror . . . what a simple way to make it look nicer in there.
Framing the mirror in our bathroom is on my to do list already. This would be perfect to win to get the project started!
Thank you! Your mirror looks great! I, too, LOVE family pieces!
I would use on mirror in front entry way : )
I need to redo a mirror too. This looks like a great update.
Great tutorial….. love those lamps, as well!!!
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.
Definitely the kids’ bathroom. What an awesome update that seems so easy!
I would love a custom mirror in my living room.
If I were to buy a MirrorMate, I’d love to frame out the basic builders’ mirrors in my bathroom!
I would use it in either my master or main bathroom. I can’t decide which!
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!
In my hallway.
I want one of these so so much for our bathroom mirror!
I would start with the bathroom and then move to every room of my house! This is such a nice upgrade without having to make cuts!
So many options…would it work around a flat screen tv?
I need these in my bathrooms!
I would love to do this to any one of the mirrors in our 3 bathrooms. I greatly dislike our builder grade mirros!
I’ve really been wanting to tackle the mirrors in our bathrooms with MirrorMate frames. We have the standard, large and borderless mirrors. They definitely need a little personality.
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 🙂
I love big mirrors!
I’d give it to my parents for their master bathroom!
This would be perfect for an old mirror I unearthed in my barn a couple of weeks ago!
I have an old mirror I’d love to hand in my entry way that this would be perfect for!
I have been hoping/wishing to buy a MirrorMate frame for what feels like forever to add some definition to our crappy builder grade bathroom mirror!
In our master bathroom.
I Was wanting one of those Large mirrors that leans against a wall, so I would make one of those.
Great project! This would work out above my mantle. 🙂
This would be perfect to update our master bathroom!
I’d put it in my guest bathroom that really needs it!
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.
Looks great! would love to makeover my bathroom mirror!
My bathroom needs a makeover and the mirror needs to be framed!
I’d love to winnnnnnn!!!
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…
I have been stalking these for a while now to redo our main bathroom. I just have not taken the plunge yet.
I would use it in my guest bathroom. Been wanting to try one for months!!
I’d put it in my powder room…totally needs a little TLC!
I would put my mirror mate mirror in my small entryway. I needs a mirror to help open up the tiny space and give it more light!
I could definitely use a frame for my my bathroom mirror! Great giveaway!
so graceful — need for bathroom.
I would use it in my master bath – we’re in the middle of a reno!
I’d love to put the Mirror Mate in my dining room/breakfast nook!
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.
I’d put it in the bathroom
In our hall bath.
I would put it in my master bathroom.
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I would use the mirror mate in my master bathroom .
My Master Bath Mirror for sure.
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!
Would love in my guest bath!
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