March 21, 2010

MirrorMate...A Mirror Transformation!




You know those builder grade, outdated bathroom mirrors that practically cover the entire wall?  Yup, we've got two of those babies in our house, and believe me when I say I'm not a fan.  So I was both excited and a little skeptical a couple of weeks ago when MirrorMate offered me one of their frames to try for myself. 

MirrorMate is a Company that promises to outfit your bathroom mirror in minutes with a MirrorMate frame.  They custom cut the frames to fit your mirror measurements.  The four frame legs assemble and the finished frame tapes right onto the glass.  It almost sounds too good to be true doesn't it?

Okay with the Hubby's help...here's our bathroom mirror transformation!

Here's the before.  Yawn...b-o-r-i-n-g!


First things first we removed this lovely mirrored trim!  Yeah...not so lovely!



Next we scraped off the old black double sided tape and cleaned the mirror edges with rubbing alcohol.


Then we layed the frame out and applied the double sided tape provided, and glued the mitered edges together.
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These connectors we placed into the slots provided.  So far this is too easy!  After this step we waited one hour per the directions to let the glue set.
 
 
Okay, we put the frame in front of the mirror and removed the tape backing.
 
 
Finally, we pressed the mirror into place and done...it's that easy folks!
 
 
Yup, this old mirror is transformed!
 
 
Here's a close-up of the mitered edges...looks perfect to me!
 
 
And one more look.  Yup, I'm lovin' this new look! 
 
 
If you've got one of these outdated, builder grade mirrors...you must check out MirrorMate!  This project was super easy and economical too when you consider the cost of replacing the whole mirror.
 

I'm linkin' this post to these fabulous days:


Penny Pinching Party
Show & Tell (BCD)
Works for me Wednesday
Show Off Your Stuff Party
Transformation Thursday
Strutt Yourself Thursday
Thrifty Thursday
My Backyard Eden
Get Your Craft On
Show & Tell Friday
Creative Cat
Finger Prints on the Fridge
Frugal Friday





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71 comments:

  1. I just love that!
    It's amazing how upscale it makes the mirror look now!
    ~Amy

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  2. So much better!! We have those horrible mirrors too, this is such a great solution!

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  3. It looks amazing. I need to try that for my big ugly mirrors. I also gave you the Beautiful Blogger Award. You can check it out here: http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/?p=6396 You're awesome!

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  4. Wow! Looks wonderful!! And easy!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. That really made a huge improvement, it looks so much better!

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  6. MUCH better!! Love the "After." :)

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  7. i loved framed mirrors! i think just a small change makes the biggest impact.

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  8. This looks great, Jane! I don't think I've seen a bathroom mirror yet that hasn't benefited from this Mirror Mate molding.

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  9. This is on my home redo project list, so I will have to check that site out! Thanks!

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  10. well...that is really nifty.
    it looks great.

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  11. Wow, what a difference! It's amazing how you took it from outdated to beautiful! Great job! =

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  12. I have been wanting to do this but Lowe's quit carrying Miredge...I will check this out! Thanks so much!

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  13. So.Much.Better!! I really have to do this in my master bath!

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  14. That looks really great. Do you think it would work on the mirror door to a medicine cabinet?

    Thanks,
    sally.belflower@yahoo.com

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  15. Hi, Jane, thanks for stopping by the party. I love those framed mirrors & did the same thing last year, only I didn't use Mirror Mates. I just used molding & corner rosettes for a similar look. I'm wondering how much Mirrormates cost, the cost for mine was about $25, so very economical.

    Looks great!

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  16. What a great change! Looks easy and turned out great.

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  17. Looks really nice, it made a big difference in the way that little space looks.

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  18. I'm glad to see this step by step. I have a client that we may do this for.

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  19. I have this on my list of things I need to do!!!! I want the decorative trim from Lowes. Just need the time and the $ cuz' it really does look so awesome! Great job!

    Stop by my painting blog and say hey sometime!

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  20. Great job. That really pulls it together nicely, and I'm glad to have found out about Mirror Mate!

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  21. That looks so good! What a difference, and it looked so easy. Love it! Come by next week and link this project up to my "Best DIY projects of March" party. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  22. I'm curious how much the Mirror Mates cost. It does look fabulous.

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  23. Wow what a difference and so simple. Great job!

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  24. simply beautiful! ...and WOW! what a difference! Your finished mirror transformed the look of your bathroom... job well dode.

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  25. Love love love. I need this mirror mate stat

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  26. I've never heard of Mirror Mate--what a cool product! This looks really good!

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  27. Well, I learned something today. I have never heard of such a thing. That looks soooo good. Quite an update. I will have to check out Mirror Mate.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Brooke

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  28. It looks great! So updated and not as blah. Although I don't know WHY you would want to take off that GORGEOUS mirrored trim! Hahahaha, just kidding!

    -Ann Marie

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  29. I love the results of this project. I know I'm fortunate to have oak frames on mine already, but I want the dark look. Someday, I'll have to either strip all the cupboards in the bathrooms or paint them...in the meantime, I'll enjoy yours!

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  30. Good to know. I have wanted to spruce up our huge expanse of mirror and have always wondering if you could "hang" a frame with double sided tape! I will be on the lookout!

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  31. What a GREAT transformation! It looks so expensive! Great work! Thank you for sharing! I'm about 1/2 way finished with my bathroom remodel, and I hope you can stop by and see the progress. :) Take care! Artie

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  32. Wow! I'm impressed, it looks so much better. I'm hoping to inexpensively replace or frame over my bathroom mirrors someday. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Wow that so impressive. Great job!

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  34. THis looks amazing and so simple! Thank you for inspiring me!

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  35. OK, I am so LOVING this project! Going to have to use this idea for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. What a great project! :) Good job, looks fantastic. Way better than before. Hehe ;)

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  37. Nice job! We did something similar by making two frames on our one large mirror so it looks like we have two framed mirrors hanging side by side.

    mmtncrfts.blogspot.com

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  38. I followed you over here from Kimba's site...Oh my gosh! I LOVE it! That is exactly what I have been wanting for the master bathroom mirror! thank you thank you thank you!!!

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  39. I am sooo glad you posted a tutorial on this. I want to frame my bathroom mirror but my hubs said I can't do it unless I know exactly what I'm doing and how I am going to do it...which I had no clue. But now I do :) Thanks!

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  40. I love it! We have been wanting to do this in 2 of our baths as well :)

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  41. I'm with you..I hate those plain bathroom mirrors...luv what you did...looks outstanding. Happy to see you at my PAR-TAY...hope to see you again next week:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  42. Amazing transformation and I am all about quick and easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. It looks beautiful! I did the same thing in our bathrooms, but with chair moulding. It turned out really well. Great job!

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  44. That is amazing how the frame made SUCH A DIFFERENCE! Love it! : )

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  45. Simple,

    Yet powerful!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

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  46. Fabulous transformation! I am definitely going to have to try that out on my bathroom mirrors.

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  47. I think I've heard of this Co. before but forgot about it, thanks for posting this. I just posted about making my bathroom pretty today and I SO want to do this with my mirror, it's just like yours, huge, but no edging, so this might be pretty easy for me. Gonna check out that site. Thanks.

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  48. WOW! I have an old mirror, so I'll be heading over to mirrormate. Your mirror looks so much better!

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  49. Wow! What a difference a little bit of black makes! I love it!!

    Thanks for linking to CC!

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  50. What a transformation--I need this! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  51. Wow! what a transformation! I have two of those mirrors too and wish I could do something with them. Thanks for sharing and Happy weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  52. What a wonderful transformation! It looks amazing!

    Thanks for sharing it with us. Love it!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  53. I featured you at LIfe As Lori. If you would like to grab the I was featured, please do!

    Lori

    I Love this!

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  54. That Mirror Mate really does the trick!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  55. I love it! I found this post a week too late. I just got rid of two bathroom mirrors that were outdated!

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  56. WOW--that looks amazing and it looks pretty easy. I added this to my favs/

    Cheri

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  57. This post will be featured this Friday on Creative Cats!

    Andy
    Poppies at Play

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  58. Your mirror looks amazing ! I think MirrorMate is the best ! So glad I found you through their site !

    Kate

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  59. Thanks for showing us the step by step on the mirror mate. Good to see the product is as easy as they say! www.justthethingdecorating.com

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  60. Mirrors are a simple and inexpensive way to change the look of home or office. Bathroom mirrors can incorporate stylistic elements to enhance bathroom, but most often these mirrors serve a functional role. Be sure style doesn't eclipse function. Good thanks for sharing.

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  61. I like the design of your frame . Very realistic , how I wish I can have that for my mirror tv screen . I am being addicted to the mirrors !

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