Easy Mirror Update + GIVEAWAY TIME!

Married: 2 years and counting…
March 23, 2011
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March 29, 2011

Easy Mirror Update + GIVEAWAY TIME!

*****Give-Away Alert! Keep reading to see how to enter to win $200 to spend at Mirror Mate!*****

Oh happy day lovlies! How was your weekend? Did the sun shine in your parts? We did a little Spring clean touching up, and had a little chilly BBQ and officially celebrated our two happy years of marriage. It was a nice weekend all around. We also snuck in a little project, with little time available- and it had big impact!

Our My closet is rather huge. We have three closets in our master bedroom, and to be honest, it’s what sold the house. If you aren’t familiar with homes in the northeast, that are over fifty years old, they rarely have adequate closet space. This house had beyond adequate closet space. Sold!

So this nursery-turned-closet had a rather large full length mirror, but it was pretty bland. It needed some….umph. So see what we did about it:

So this is our closet, which I can’t complain about. With the exception of that boring mirror, you won’t hear a peep of unhappiness out of me. We thought about replacing the whole thing, until we looked into the cost. Eesh. It was mighty expensive to get a custom size, with a frame we liked. We thought we were stuck, until we found Mirror Mate. We checked out the options and found one that fit in exactly with our Neutral-Moroccan-British-Cowboy themed bedroom build. Sold! Look how easy breasy it was to finish:

Read the instructions! Follow the instructions! They are simple to follow, and minus the hour wait time for the glue to dry, you’ll be done in less than a half hour, no joke! Joey was super happy how easy the instructions were.

Not only are the instructions brief, the tools are minimal, and easy to use.

The most complicated part was folding these cardboard corners. Can you tell me love Mirror Mate? We are already scoping out where else we can use another one of these bad boys.


Use the tools to connect the corners after you use the wood glue. Those white strips (you’ll see what they are for very soon) come pre-attached.

Place it off to the side, and wait an hour. The hardest part. Seriously.

We lined up the mirror, and used a level to see what it would look like.

Place the corners, once you get it perfect, then take the frame away.

Now the fun part! Peel the backing of the strip away. Then stick it on the mirror, keeping it aligned with the corners you previously placed.

This is us impressed how easy and quick the process was.

Ta Da! Isn’t she perdy?!

Perfect fit! Love it! Want your own? Here is how to get your hands on $200 to spend at MirrorMate.com!

  • Prize: a $200 credit at Mirror Mate to buy what you need to transform your own mirror!
  • How to Enter: Click here, and pick out your favorite frame to use on your own mirror and comment with it below! Also share where you will use your new custom frame (ya, we are nosey, as usual!)
  • Extra Entry: Friend up with Mirror Mate on their Facebook Page (Give them the thumbs up for a like!) for an extra entry (don’t forget to come back here and tell us you did!).
  • Giveaway Ends: Monday April 4th at 9:00pm EST
  • How Many Lucky Winners?!: One (1)
  • Ships to: US Only
  • Also: Please only enter once, with the exception of the extra Facebook entry. We select our winners using random.org and will announce with winner on April 5th right here on this very webpage, so check back to see if it’s you. 
  • ***IF YOU USED THE FORM TO THE RIGHT*** it will NOT count for this give-away

      Good Luck! And hey, have a beautiful day.


  1. I've been dying for one in cherry chocolate or espresso for the builder grade huge mirror in our master bath! 🙂

  2. I also liked them on FB. Although I should have waited to tell you that because number 1 and number 2 never win 🙂

  3. Whitney says:

    I love the Cherokee Slim Licorice – mostly because of the name and modern look. I'd probably use it in my master bathroom!

  4. L says:

    I'd get the Pemaquid Black to use in our master bathroom–it has one of those enormous, frameless mirrors over the vanity. Bland.

  5. Adam says:

    The Cherokee Dark Walnut would look perfect as an upgrade to the boring plain mirror in our master bathroom!

  6. Cathi says:

    I am in love with the Pemaquid Black frame! It would be gorgeous framing the mirror in our downstairs bathroom.

  7. Cathi says:

    I "liked" Mirror Mate Frames on Facebook.

  8. Kris T says:

    I love the Cherokee Cherry Chocolate. I also have over of those extra large bathroom mirrors that I don't want to go through the work of replacing so this is the best solution!

  9. Kris T says:

    I also 'liked' them on facebook!

  10. Jim says:

    Bellemeade Traditional Cherry

  11. Jim says:

    I "liked" them on facebook

  12. Katie says:

    I like the Chelsea Brushed Bronze. I think it would really help the look of my bathroom!

  13. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i like the Chelsea Espresso

  14. Christine says:

    I love the Chelsea Brushed Bronze! I would use it in my master bath!

  15. Jen says:

    Oooh! This is great! I love the Acadia Dove White frame! And I would use it in our new dressing room that we will be making as we refinish off our basement.

    Thanks so much for a chance to win!


  16. Cheri says:

    Oooh, I want the Bellameade Vintage Silver! Our master bath mirror desperately needs a frame. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Cheri says:

    Entry #2: I follow Mirror Mate on Facebook. Thanks!

  18. Betsy says:

    I would love the exact mirror you have for our master bath!

  19. Jen says:

    I need both one for both of my bathrooms! I really love the Tribeca, but the Cherokee would work as well.

  20. Betsy says:

    I am also a fan of Mirror Mates on Facebook!

  21. Natosha says:

    I have the "Chelsea Espresso" picked out for all three of our bathrooms! We can't have the frames just yet because of other home renovations, so a $200 prize would go a long way toward renovating the bathrooms too! Awesome contest!

  22. Natosha says:

    I "like" MirrorMates on Facebook, which is how I found your terrific blog and contest!

  23. Lynette says:

    I would use the Soho Matte Black or Chelsea Classic White for my master bathroom. I haven't decided which color scheme to go with yet, but getting a mirrormate would be amazing!!

  24. Lynette says:

    I like Mirrormates on facebook!

  25. Tiah says:

    I love the Pemaquid Black. I just bought my very first house, amoung the many "updates" I would like to do, the bathroom is first on this list. There is a 48" mirror with no frame on top of olive green countertops and some horrific cheap dark brown cabinets. The new vanity is on it's way and I would love to have a beautiful mirror to set it off!

    I also liked Mirrormates on Facebook!

  26. Patty says:

    The Pemaquid Black this is just the item I need to update an oversized mirror in my bathroom that has no personality. I would so love to showcase a quality framed mirror in my home~~ As well, I have "liked" Mirror Mates on Facebook! ! !

  27. Susan A says:

    What an awesome site! I have a plain-jane mirror in my master bath that is in desperate need of some TLC. Mirror Mate's "Chelsea Classic White" would be a perfect fit!

  28. annette ol says:

    I would really Love to win one of these…. these are soooo awesome! i stumbled upon your blog through cuttingedgestencils and loved your makeover in the gallery section! and ever since i have been cheking your blog every single day 🙂 lots of inspiration for me thanks alot great job!

  29. Stephanie says:

    I love the Bellemeade Mirrormate….so classy!

  30. Stephanie says:

    I liked MirrorMate on Facebook!

  31. Barbara says:

    I like the Acadia Oiled Bronze. I so need this on my master bath. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  32. Barbara says:

    I like them on FB!

  33. Tiffany says:

    I would get the Bellemeade Vintage Silver and I would use it in our master bathroom.

  34. Tiffany says:

    I like Mirror Mate on FB.

  35. Kristy says:

    I love the Tribeca Black.
    I'd use it in my bedroom! Thanks for hosting!

  36. Tamara Lin says:

    I love the Bellemeade Vintage Silver frame. That would be so pretty in my master bath & vanity. And it needs a facelift!

  37. Tamara Lin says:

    I liked the Mirror Mates fb page too. 🙂 Thanks for the chances to win!!

  38. Darcy says:

    I really love the Chelsea Classic White. So pretty!

  39. Mary says:

    Very impressive job! I love the Bellemeade Vintage Silver Frame!

  40. Mary says:

    I followed Mirror Mate Frames on facebook (Mary Arnold)

  41. Vanessa L says:

    I'm thinking the Chelsea brushed bronze would be nice, but I typically pore over things for TOO LONG, so I could definitely change my mind. We'd use it in our master bath for sure. Right now it's just a huge hunk of mirror.

  42. Catherine says:

    I would choose Bellemeade in Vintage Silver or Traditional Cherry for our bathroom mirror which is quite blah.

  43. Catherine says:

    I follow/like them on Facebook.

  44. Cathey says:

    I would pick the Soho Black Matte frame for a large mirror in my bedroom. I recently realized that I don't have a single full-length mirror in my house! And standing on my bathroom counter crouched over is getting old really fast!
    irishdancer2459 (@) yahoo (.) com

  45. Jessica says:

    I would love the Tribeca Black to put over our bathroom vanity

  46. Solducky says:

    I love the cherokee dark walnut, and it would be awesome in our master bath!

  47. Mims says:

    I love this, I must to have it, pretty please! I love the bellemeade vintage silver. I would use it in my master bathroom, I adore Mirrormate for inventing this 🙂

  48. Rebecca says:

    I looove the look of the Casco Bay White frame and think it would spice up our horribly boring builder's grade master bathroom. We dream of removing the blah mirror and giving it a country-fied replacement, but like everything else, that costs time + $$.

  49. jacqueline v says:

    love the venetian silver wave! I'd put it in my spare bathroom!! it needs an update!

  50. Carol Wall says:

    Oh, this mirror is just glorious! By the way, you both have such lovely eyes.

  51. shae johnson says:

    I like this frame best!

    I would put it in the bathroom or the bedroom!

  52. Hard choice! I like the Portage Moonlight Silver. Thanks for the chance!

    soalaurable at gmail dot com

  53. @nola727 says:

    Love the Chelsea Espresso style! This is a great post and thank you for the giveaway chance. This baby would be used towards my bathroom. It's time for a makeover

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  54. @nola727 says:

    I friended them on facebook and liked!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

  55. shannon thompson says:

    i like the tribeca black


    we are about to move into a new house so honestly i am not 100% sure where we would put the mirror but i know it would be a wonderfull touch to our new home..

    thanks =)


  56. shannon thompson says:

    like mirror mate on fb teh doll


  57. Erin M. says:

    Their Pemaquid Slim Dark Cherry caught my eye for my new apartment's bathroom!

  58. Erin M. says:

    I LIKE MirrorMate Frames on Facebook (Erin Mize)

  59. dana828 says:

    I already "like"Mirror Mate on Facebook!

  60. Terri says:

    I love the Acadia Dove White and I would place it in my bedroom. Great giveaway!

  61. Terri says:

    I liked MirrorMate Frames on facebook.

  62. brenda says:

    I think I would choose the Providence Silver frame for a mirror in my master bath.

  63. Donna B. says:

    I like the Venetian White Wave, for my bathroom mirror 🙂 http://www.mirrormate.com/venetian-white-wave-117.html

  64. Donna B. says:

    I like MirrorMate Frames on Facebook, and I TU this post: http://www.facebook.com/MirrorMateFrames/posts/189948201048509

  65. sarah t says:

    i would get the Providence Gold to use in our hall bath room

  66. Debbie C says:

    I like the Acadia Dove White frame the most. I would use it in the master bath.

  67. Robyn says:

    This is the answer to updating our guest bathroom mirror without the expense of a whole new mirror! Awesome! We would be using the Acadia Dove White to off-set the navy bathroom.

  68. Robyn says:

    Also, liked them on Facebook.

  69. shawna says:

    I would like the Tribeca Black for our bedroom.

  70. shala_darkstone says:

    My favorite frame is the Pemaquid Slim Old World Silver and I'd use it in the bathroom off of our bedroom.

  71. shala_darkstone says:

    Hi, I like MirrorMate Frames on Facebook ((FB name: Maddie Brubaker)

  72. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love the Mediterra Glazed Earth frame in my bedroom, thanks!

  73. Chrysa says:

    I love the Chelsea Pewter Bronze

  74. kittycardero says:

    I would use the Tribeca Burnished Brown in my bathroom

  75. kittycardero says:

    Like Mirror Mate on their Facebook Page

  76. christal c says:

    I like the Chelsea espresso style and color. I will use it on a mirror that has not frame(builder grade) Not sure where I would put it yet

  77. susan smoaks says:

    i like the Gramercy Chardonnay

  78. christal c says:

    Like MirrorMate on facebook
    christal fuller couturier
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

  79. DanV says:

    I like Casco Bay Black Gold for my bedroom

  80. Jaque R. says:

    I love the Bellemeade Traditional Cherry frame, it would look fantastic in my foyer. 🙂 Thank you.

  81. Jaque R. says:

    I like Mirror Mate on their Facebook Page. 🙂 (Jaque Richards)

  82. McCaulie says:

    I'm with you guys and I love the Bellemeade Vintage in Silver… It would help make my hall bath mirror look WAY better!!

  83. judyZ says:

    My favorite is the Broadway Brushed Chrome Slim frame and I would use it in my living room

  84. judyZ says:

    I like Mirror Mate on FB as Judy Bushansky

  85. Jenny says:

    Chelsea espresso makes me smile!! It would make me smile big in my bedroom!

  86. Lara says:

    Great giveaway! I like the Chelsea in espresso.

  87. Happi Shopr says:

    Mediterra Glazed Stone for our bathroom!

  88. carol y says:

    I really like the Naples Antique Gold which is really sharp looking! This would be for my bedroom and would look gorgeous!

    spcale at yahoo dot com.

  89. Jenny says:

    Bellemeade Vintage Champagne and I'd use it in my bedroom!

  90. Cathy says:

    Last minute comment / entry! Your results with MirrorMate are most impressive!

    This would be for my parent's bathroom mirror. It is naked and sad with one of those tragic "bar o' bulbs" strip lighting fixture about it. I really like the Venetian in Silver. Love the Bronze-y finishes too.

  91. Veronica Georgia says:

    The Providence Gold is my favorite. I would use it in my hallway.

  92. kellye says:

    Naples Antique Gold. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

  93. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    ***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*** Thanks for stopping by. xo

  94. kellye says:

    Liked mirror mate on fb. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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