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Friday, January 6, 2012

Mirror Mate $200 Giveaway

Happy Friday!  Do you have an boring builder's grade mirror in your bathroom?  I certainly did and I bet many of you do as well.  I am so excited to share with you my experience using MirrorMate Frames.
Yes, there is a solution to your ugly mirror problems.
When MirrorMate Frames asked me to review their product, I jumped at the chance.  My master bathroom, after twelve years, was still sporting the same builder's grade mirror that came with the house.  Year after year we talked about doing something with the mirror, but it was difficult to find the exact right size, not to mention that the wallpaper was put up years ago and I'm not even sure they wallpapered behind the mirror!  I needed a solution that could use my existing mirror.  
That's when MirrorMate Frames came to the rescue.  
MirrorMate Frames  allows you to transform your plain bathroom mirror in minutes with a custom frame.    It's so easy.  First you must pick out the frame style you love.  There are so many frames to choose from.
I chose the Gramercy Martini frame.  It was perfect for the old world look in my master bathroom.  I followed the directions on the order sheet and measured my mirror and sent those measurements to MirrorMate.  The measurement sheet is easy and takes into account the clips that hold your existing mirror.  If you have the thick clear clips holding your existing mirror, like I did, MirrorMate sends you complimentary clips to replace those.
I was so excited when it arrived. It took less than a week to get to me!

The frame comes in four pieces.  Two sides and a top and a bottom.  The top and the bottom are labeled.  Using the glue they provided, I added glue to the edge of one of the side pieces.  

I then attached the side to the bottom using the clips they provide as well.  The clips pushed right in, and the one or two that did not, I used a rubber mallet (as suggested) to lightly tap in the clips.  I repeated the same process with the remaining three corners.
After all four sides were together, I flipped the mirror over (careful to hold it from the center of the top) and wiped off any excess glue on the corners with a damp rag.
Okay, now here's the hard part...I had to wait one hour for it to dry before I could install it! Lol
But seriously, they suggest one hour, and I let it dry for two (just to be sure).

Once the frame was dry it was time to hold the frame in position and level it. 
 I called my husband for this part since the frame was very large.  
Once the frame was level, I used these corner pieces to set the corners on the mirror.  
You place tape strips on the cardboard corners and then place it directly on your mirror.
The corners pieces are put in so that once you remove the tape on the back of the frame you can just sit your frame on top of the existing corners holders and not have to re-level.  Genius!

We removed the backing from the tape on the back of the frame and got the frame into position.  Once it was in position, we pressed all around it and the frame was attached to the mirror.
That's it!  Done.  The total time for the project, not including dry time, was under thirty minutes.
What a huge upgrade to my bathroom.  I now have a gorgeous mirror!!

Look at the perfect mitered corners.   I am so impressed with this product.  First of all you would never know that it is attached to the top of my old mirror.  We have been showing off our new mirror for a few weeks now, and everyone thinks we purchased a new mirror. This is the most awesome product. 
It's easy to install, it's extremely well made, and the results are truly incredible.  
What more can you ask for?
I am really in love with my new mirror.  
Now the best part...drumroll please...

MirrorMate Frames  is generously offering one lucky DIYbyDesign reader a 
$200 gift certificate toward the purchase of any MirrorMate frame for your home.  
The perfect way to start off a new year!!

Eligibility for one winner to receive a $200 gift certificate to MirrorMate:

1.  You must be a follower of DIYbyDesign.  Head on over to MirrorMate Frames  and come back and tell me in a comment which frame you would like to have 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 a comment, saying "I Tweeted". 

That's up to three chances to win!  Good luck!

The giveaway will close on Friday January 13th at 11:59pm EST.  You must leave a separate comment for each entry in order to maximize your chances to win. Must be 18 years or older.  Open only to residents in the 48 lower states.  If your email address is not linked to your Google account, please make sure to include your email in your comment so you can be contacted in the case you win.  If I have no way of contacting you I must pick another winner.  Winners will be chosen using Random.org.

-Judy
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Disclosure - I received a free MirrorMate Frame to review, but received no monetary compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.   

97 comments:

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

I have been wanting one of theswe FOREVER! I love the Pacifica White Cap. Thanks :)

Eilis said...

I would choose Pacifica Brown Leather. Oh I hope I win so I can do this as a surprise for my mom. It is exactly what she needs for one of her bathrooms! I would also love to show it on my blog my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Judy, what an awesome giveaway! I love the Providence Oiled Bronze. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Judy, I also posted this to my Facebook page for another entry!

Sims Family said...

How fun! I would love the Tribeca in Black! :)

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

Mediterra Glazed Earth is perfect for a small mirror in my bathroom that I just redecorated! Thank you for sharing this great idea!

claudia b said...

I would LOVE the Acadia in Bronze!!

stefanie said...

oh!!!! this is wonderful!!! I seriously need this!!! I have a mirror just like yours, thanks sooooo much for this chance!!!
I am a follower!

stefanie said...

I went on there site and love! the pemaquid porcelien white.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I like the Cherokee Slim Dark Chocolate

Anna said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I would definitley choose the Acadia Dove White.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I posted on my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/decoratingcents

Anna said...

I FBed it at http://www.facebook.com/askannamoseley.

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Anna said...

I tweeted it!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance I am ofcourse a follower! I love the Acadia Oiled Bronze.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I just posted this to my Facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Place-Like-Home-By-Allyson/176489612394767

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I just posted this to my Twitter too!! :)

https://twitter.com/#!/AllyPecilunas

Shary said...

I really like the Soho Unfinished. I think it would look great in my boys bathroom.

AubreyLaine said...

I am a follower! I love the Cherokee Java! Great giveaway!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Stacey said...

I'm torn between the Venetian white wave and Acadia dove white!! I'd probably have to go with the Venetian white wave, though.

Creative Mrs.Smith said...

I have wanted to frame my bathroom mirror since we moved in 5 years ago. I looked at the website & I would definately do the SOHO Matte Black! Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing this products.

Traci said...

I would LOVE to win this. The mirror in my MBR is huge & this is a great solution. There are so many to choose from but I really like Providence Oiled Bronze & Gramercy Martini.

Traci said...

I tweeted!! - @tracit1997

Ange said...

I would love this for my master bathroom!!! I would pick Chelsea Classic White! THANKS!!

Ange said...

I tweeted the giveaway! @angelamhunt

Sue said...

What a GREAT idea. I think I will go check out their website pronto.

=)

Yvonne said...

We are getting ready to remodel our bathroom and this is perfect! I would choose Permaquid Woods Canadian Walnut.

Patti said...

wow...I haven't seen anything like this - I follow so please count me in! I love the bronze look!

Grammar & Glamour said...

What a fantastic idea! The Providence Gold is my favorite. I'm currently obsessed with gold decor.

Nicole Day said...

Hi! Oh, how I have drooled over the Tribeca Burnished Brown & Silver frame for the last few years - would absolutely love to win it! Thanks so much for sharing. nicolejday@comcast.net

Amy Williams said...

I love the Broadway Brushed Chrome.

amymw333(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the frame you chose, Judy! I have two of these mirrors in our new place; the master being quite long. I was considering Mirror Mates but am also wondering about going the molding and rosette route.

Marianne said...

It looks great. I've been telling my husband that I want to do this to our cookie cutter master bath mirro for years. I love the Pemaquid Porcelain White!
Marianne :)

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

I am torn b/w a silver frame and a white one--depends which way I decorate my bathroom. But I would love to win!
amy@amyboyledesigns.com
Amy

Maria Elena said...

What a great giveaway! I love the Bellemeade traditional cherry.
I have actually been thinking of doing this for a while now. Your mirror looks beautiful!

Chandra Chinnis said...

Oh I soooooooooo need to win this giveaway. I have been wanting to do my master bath mirror for a while. I think the Pacifica White cap will work in my bathroom.

Gina M Maddox said...

I am a follower - I would love this frame-http://www.mirrormate.com/mediterra-glazed-stone-26.html

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina M Maddox said...

I tweeted-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/155445628544102400

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina M Maddox said...

shared on fb-https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=323510084336846&id=100001464938109

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Rebecca said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to have the Bellemeade Traditional Cherry!

Rebecca said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to have the Bellemeade Traditional Cherry!

Liz said...

Oh my goodness, I've been thinking about this for two of my bathrooms. I think one would look so good with a Gramercy Gold frame from Mirror Mates.
Thanks for the opportunity.

angelchi said...

Grandezza Aged Silver is what I would chose if I won.

Mary Ellen said...

Love the Gramercy frame and also the Acadia Dove White frame.

Daisy522 said...

I like the venetian
daisy522 at aol dot com

Daisy522 said...

I tweeted via daisy522
daisy522 at aol dot com

Deidre~ said...

OHHH Ive been wanting to do this in my old bathroom! I would love the portage pebbled white!Thank you! Deidre~

Anonymous said...

Our bath so needs the Chelsea pewter bronze frame. It would really perk up the bath. Thanks:)
Liz
ces2147@verizon.net

Mary Schuster said...

Love the Pemaquid Dark Bronze. What a great way to transform your bathroom!! Been thinking about doing one of these at my sons new townhome for a long time. Would be so fun to win one!
mjrati2d(at)hotmail dot com

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

I love then Pacifica Silver Sheen!

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

Posted this on FB!

Life, Crafts and Whatever said...

tweeted this!

http://twitter.com/#!/jenfur427/status/155659333525442560

Thoughts for the day said...

Since we have cherry wood in our entire house I would choose the bellemeade traditional cherry frame for our main bathroom. It would look wonderful. Thank you

kathy w said...

I would love to see the Bellemeade traditional cherry in my master bath.

Meg I am..... said...

I've been dying to try one of these!! Would totally try the Pacifica Black Leather....

Meg I am..... said...

I tweeted!

Cheryl said...

Boy, they have a lot of choices! My favorite is the Grandezza Bronze. Such a great giveaway!

Cheryl said...

I Tweeted here https://twitter.com/#!/downsprigglane.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Linda said...

New follower. What a great giveaway! I love the Tribeca Black.

dawnineden.com said...

Thanks for showing this product, I've got my eye on the Bellemeade Antique Silver. Thanks!

Dawn said...

I love the Grandezza Aged Silver frame :)

Goldie said...

I tweeted it!

Goldie said...

I would love the arcadia frame in Dove White :)

Roxanna said...

I would choose the Grandezza Bronze. I would so love to win this giveaway. My mirror needs some serious help! Thanks for the giveaway.

Roxanna said...

I shared on my FB page. Thanks again!

Roxanna

8383WB said...

Laurie W.--MA
What fun to look at all the choices on the website. Right now I like the Pemaquid Old World Silver. But the Pacifica white cap looked pretty for our Cape cottage, too. Thanks for the chance!

Estrella said...

So pretty! Love yours! I love the Bellemeade Vintage Champagne and also the Bellmeade Traditional Cherry. Stunning!

Joy said...

Love the Tribecca! tdurham314@aol.com

ARod said...

i love the tribeca black

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love, love, love this giveaway! Love the Providence Oiled Bronze. Have a grand evening! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kay said...

I am so excited that this company is getting more press. I've been recommending them to clients for 5 or 6 years now. I'm in love with Chelsea Pewter Bronze!

Robin said...

Pemaquid Dark Bronze is my favorite and I have one little bathroom that needs her mirror dressed up. I'm follower 1450 I think.

soccermom1 said...

I'm following.
I love portage sand design
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

kathy w said...

This is the best giveaway! I would love to see Bellemeade on my master bathroom mirror.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I do follow your lovely Blog
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love the Pemaquid River Rock.
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is a awesome give-a-way.
Im putting you on my face book also.
XXOO Diane

DebbieG said...

First - LOVE the pillows!!

Second - I have been a follower for the past year and have been wanting to do the Mirror Mates for sooo long. I would choose Pemaquid Slim Dark Bronze. Thank you!

On my way to Twitter!

DebbieG said...

TWITTER POST by @artnouveauqueen "DIY by Design is wonderful blog and is hosting a Mirror Mate giveaway - check it out!"

DebbieG said...

FB message under Deborah Gilbert - Great News! DIY by Design blog is hosting a Mirror Mate giveway!!! Check it out!

Thanks again for hosting this awesome giveaway! - Debbie
dgilbert7162@gmail.com

A Hint of Home said...

I am a follower and I like you have the very large (unframed) mirror. I love the Grandezza Bronze!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting a MirrorMate frame for months!! I would choose Tribeca Burnished Bronze. I hope I win!!!

- Jana
jana dot flaxbeard at gmail dot com

Nandini said...

New follower here. Love the look of the mirror you redid. I would love to get bellemeade-vintage-silver for my bathroom makeover.

Holly said...

Acadia Oiled Bronze would look great! Your mirror turned out really nice.

Emily [On the V Side] said...

How Fun! I would choose the Cherokee Slim for sure. Not sure on the color but definitely one of those dark, rich tones.

New follower!

Emily

Splendid Little Stars said...

I AM a follower!
ooo... I have the same boring builder's mirror!
I like the Grandezza bronze.

tie dot dyeing at gmail dot com

Splendid Little Stars said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/SplendidLittleS/status/157728721967644672

tie dot dyeing at gmail dot com

Dana said...

Ohh I've been wanting this for 2 years now! What a difference it makes! I love the acadia in bronze. Great giveaway!

Dana said...

Ohh I've been wanting this for 2 years now! What a difference it makes! I love the acadia in bronze. Great giveaway!

Dana said...

Ohh I've been wanting this for 2 years now! What a difference it makes! I love the acadia in bronze. Great giveaway!

Doug S said...

I like the Providence Oiled Bronze. Thanks!!

Doug S said...

Also posted on my Facebook page, looking forward to trying this, hopefully Friday the 13th is lucky!

deb said...

What a great way to dress up that ugly mirror. I love the Gramercy for my bath!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG My master is in major need of this! I love the Acadia Oiled Bronze! This is such a nice giveaway thank you!
XO
Kristin

Leon C.Teel said...

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reginag said...

I would be perfect for my photos.

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James Curtis said...

I wanted to share this DIY guide in my facebook. Thanks.
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