mirror mirror on the wall {feature post and giveaway} *CLOSED*

happy tuesday! i am excited to introduce you to a friend of mine today. robin is a friend from church. her husband, sean, and i go all the way back to our college days! she’s a mama to two sweet girls, a retired-for-the-moment teacher, a pastor’s wife, and must have minored in organization in college. hope you love her as much as i do!

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When Lindsey approached me about helping her with a blog post, I was very excited! She had a small issue when it came to writing about one of her sponsors, Mirrormate. Lindsey, as you’ve seen, has a stunning house and no frameless, standard builder mirrors. I have them in every bathroom. I have always LOVED Mirrormate’s product and think it makes such a statement, but have never had the guts to just order a frame already.

The main reason I’ve not ordered a frame yet? We are renters. You really can’t take on a major renovation in a rental. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind one bit. This is where God has us at the moment. We are new to the San Luis Obispo area, so we knew it would be smart to rent first and find out what area we love the most before we consider buying a home. Turns out, I’m in love with my rental. I love the location, I love (most of) the house, I love my landlord. (How many people can say that?!?!)

The problem? My house is stuck in the mid-90s. Seriously stuck. The exterior is peach. Not leaning towards earth tones, not faded colors, just straight up peach. I’m not against the 90s. A lot of wonderful things happened in the mid-90s: my husband graduated high school, I started my freshman year, and we all were glued to the TV to see if Kelly would pick Brandon or Dylan. However, in the case of my house, the color inside and outside leaves much to be desired.

The interior, like most rentals, is white. A yellowing white, but white. Every. Single. Wall. As a renter, I get it. It’s neutral, it’s easy, goes with everyone’s stuff. So that’s why I have an avocado green couch straight out of a Mad Men episode. I need color. I want my house to be updated but I’m always too afraid to ask the landlord.

When Lindsey mentioned Mirrormate, I knew I was in. I called up my landlord and promised an updated guest bath with my new mirror being the focus. She agreed and I got online immediately. Mirrormate specializes in taking plain mirrors – the kind with clips, crazy amounts of glue, and usually the length of the wall – and making them modern and a statement in any bath. I have a huge mirror in a small bathroom.

Before Bathroom

It is really hard to photograph this room!

Essentially the bathroom is an upside-down “L”. Standard white tile, oak cabinets, and laminate flooring. I have lived here since last July. I hadn’t even hung pictures on the wall because I wanted to lean them against the mirror to hide it. The only thing I had done was put up vinyl lettering that my mother gave me for Christmas on one of the big blank walls (to the right as you walk in).

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I spent a good hour browsing through all the different frame option on Mirrormate’s site. I couldn’t get over how many frame options there are! They have some pretty awesome before and afters so I was inspired. I narrowed my frame choices down to the Lexington in Polished Silver because I wanted a mid-60s modern, polished look and it would match the hardware, or the Cherokee in Mocha Walnut because it would draw out the dark tones in the oak cabinetry. I ordered samples of each to hold up against the tile and cabinets and was sold on the Lexington frame.

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Then came the fun part. While waiting the few days for delivery, I did something I’ve never done before. I painted… in a rental! We wanted  a blue that was brighter than baby blue but less than aqua. We settled on Benjamin Moore Tear Drop Blue. What a shock to see color on the wall. Still a monstrous mirror, but we were making progress! I thought I might be able to paint over the vinyl lettering and then peel them off to reveal the text in white. I totally didn’t consider the textured walls. (The photo below may have been taken around 11pm at night so it doesn’t do the paint justice.)

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That obviously didn’t work. An extra sanding and additional coat of paint and that was fixed. No big deal!

The Mirrormate box was huge when FedEx dropped it off, but my mirror is big so I guess that’s to be expected! When I asked my husband to help me put it together, he was a little worried that it would be some huge daunting task. It actually turned out to be so easy!

We took the frame out of the box and laid it out on the kitchen floor upside down. The kind Mirrormate people had even labeled it “top” and “bottom” so I couldn’t possibly mess it up. A few dabs of wood glue, and eight brackets later, we were done.The instructions said inserting the brackets was the hardest part, but it was a piece of cake. I then picked it up and went to hang it.

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My sweet husband (who apparently reads directions better than I do) reminded me it had to rest for one hour for the glue to dry. That was the hardest part!

After an hour, and cleaning the mirror with rubbing alcohol, we held the frame up and put up the temporary cardboard guides.I was surprised how light it is! The frame is made of MDF, but you would never know from looking at it. Then just peel and stick. Literally, it was that easy!

Check out my non-90s guest bath now!

bathroom final

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I was so blown away. It looks so custom. It’s my new favorite room in the house, and it only took us one hour and twenty five minutes to put together – one hour of that time I was reading a magazine and rocking a baby.

Here’s a final before and after!

bath before and after

I can’t wait to take on the other two frameless mirrors upstairs!

And for the curious… the rug is from Target (mine is smaller than online though), “This is The Day” print is a free printable from a The Flourishing Abode, the “Anchor Print” and “Everything that Has Breath” print are both from Rooted in Paper, and the tree painting is a custom wedding gift painted by my childhood friend’s mother.

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thanks to robin for letting me use her bathroom for a demo and to mirromate for the frame. it looks so great!

mirrormate wants to offer you a chance to re-do your frameless mirrors too! they are giving away a $150 credit to one lucky pleated poppy reader. $150 goes a long way on mirrormate and would cover the cost of most frames!

to enter, be sure to like both the pleated poppy and mirrormate on facebook. once you’ve done so, come back and leave a comment to let me know you did! only one entry per person, open to residents of the united states.

the winner will be chosen this saturday afternoon! good luck!

Comments

  1. 1

    I liked both!

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    What an awesome change!! This would do wonders for our bathroom mirror as well!

  3. 3

    “like” both – and oh my, I totally hear you on the stuck in the ’90’s look, and yay for being brave and changing up a rental {I’ve done it soooo many times – good thing my husband doesn’t mind painting back to white!}!

  4. 4

    I’ve liked both!

  5. 5

    What a great idea! I liked them both!

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    jo wyrosdick says:

    I have 3 baths with huge mirrors dated from the 60’s. Would love to win this!

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    I’ve always liked you, and now I like Mirrormate, too! :-)
    And by the way, Robin, choosing Brandon or Dylan is what got me through college. That show ROCKED!

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    Noorie Brantmeier says:

    I liked both. What a cool product!

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    Kelly O. says:

    I just love Mirrormate! I’d love to do our bathroom mirror! I’m a facebook “liker” :)

  10. 10

    I liked both and thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Beth O'Neill says:

    Like both pages on facebook. Would love to update the mirror in our guest bathroom with a frame from mirrormates!

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    I am already a ‘liker’ of your FB page and just liked Mirror Mates page (accidentally with my husband’s name and then again under mine – ha!).

    I would give the credit to my cousin – The Chatty Mommy.

    Your bathroom looks amazing – what a difference!

  13. 13

    I liked both. I have 3 of those huge mirrors that need to be framed.

  14. 14

    I like both! I have a huge ugly master bathroom mirror that needs a frame!

  15. 15

    oh wow, what a difference that makes! I think I need one, we have those track home mirrors…so boring! this is a great idea!

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    Laurel Hamilton says:

    What a cool product! This would make a huge difference in our master bath. I liked both your page and Mirrormate page.

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    Jill B. says:

    I liked both on Facebook! My master bathroom has a giant mirror that could really use a beautiful frame like these!

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    Angela W says:

    I liked both the pleated poppy and mirrormate on facebook. Thanks!

  19. 19

    Your bathroom looks gorgeous. Great job!

    I like both Pleated Poppy and Mirrormate on facebook.

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    I’ve liked both Pleated Poppy & Mirrormates on FB as Kathy Lisam. Thanks for the chance to win, your bathroom looks awesome!

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    Christina Burrell says:

    Gorgeous! I like you both on fb!

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    Julie Johnson says:

    I liked both on Facebook.
    Would love to update the mirrors in my bathroom.

  23. 23

    I have liked both – love the way it transformed the bathroom!!

  24. 24

    I liked both!

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    Jennifer Clause says:

    Done! Would love to update our builder basic mirrors as well.

    jen

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    Debbie B says:

    “Liked” both – had never heard of Mirrormate – now I’m a believer!

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    Missy Cox says:

    Liked both ! I have 3 mirrors that need this bad!!

  28. 28

    Oh my, I pink-puffy-heart-love these! I liked both pages & now have my fingers crossed to win. This is exactly what I wanted for my Birthday. LOVELOVELOVE!

  29. 29

    Done and done! I actually really want this product, because I’ve been toying around with the idea of making a frame for the bathroom mirror, but this would be so much easier. Thanks for sharing!

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    I had already “liked” the pleated poppy on Facebook, and now I’m quite a fan of Mirrormate and have “liked” them! What a great offer!

  31. 31

    Oooh! I’m getting married and moving into my fiance’s house after we get married — we’re planning on doing a lot of light remodeling like you did. This would be the perfect solution for his ugly bare mirrors! I’ve liked you on FB for a while, just now liked Mirrormates :)

  32. 32

    I like both & love the idea of the framed mirrors!

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    Renee Kern says:

    I have loved your page for a while now, but went back and liked MirrorMate Frames also!!

  34. 34

    Liked and Liked! I’ve been wanting to try this in our master bath to transform the basic builder mirrors. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Heather says:

    I like them! This looks great.

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    Veronica L. says:

    Genius!

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    Liked!

  38. 38

    Liked the pages! And LOVE the product! The mirror looks fantastic!

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    Liked!

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    Wendi Hadley says:

    I liked em both :) can’t even tell u how much I would love this in my 2 bathrooms!!

  41. 41

    I like both on Facebook!

    Stephanie at Tickledpinkintherain.blogspot.com

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    I liked bith

  43. 43

    I’ve been trying to talk my husband into framing out our bathroom mirrors. Love your blog, and I liked mirrormate on Facebook too!

  44. 44

    We have a bathroom that words can’t describe! I have 2 girls and a long double sink-with a full length contractor’s mirror just like yours! I was considering replacing it with 2 ornate mirrors, but this would be cheaper AND would leave the largest mirror of the house available to my 2 daughters! I am going look into this product wether I win or not. I liked your blog and mirrormate on facebook.

  45. 45

    I Liked both pages and have mirrors this would work wonders on!!! Would love to win, but thanks for sharing this product, too!

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    Barbara says:

    I liked both!

  47. 47

    I’ve been wanting to do some similar mirror framing but was too afraid of the DIY route. This looks perfect!

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    Peggy Morris says:

    “LIKE” you both on FB! Love your blog……

  49. 49

    Our bathrooms are screaming for some improvement… this would be a great step in the right direction. I liked both.

  50. 50

    I liked both!

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    Liked!

  52. 52

    liked both :)

  53. 53

    Done! How cool is this?!

  54. 54

    liked both… cool idea!

  55. 55

    We are just about ready to re-do our bathroom – this would be perfect!! Thanks for the chance :)

  56. 56

    I liked, thanks to you and Mirrormate for this awesome giveaway!

  57. 57

    This would be such a great facelift for my master bath.

  58. 58

    Liked both! I’m dying to redo 2 of my bathrooms!

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    Ida Hatfield says:

    I love this Mirrormate idea. I liked both sites on FB and think you have an awesome blog. My daughter has a blog….called Pearls Poppies Pinkies up….and she went to Cal Poly. She and her husband live in Denver and are a wonderful Christian couple. You remind me a lot of her. Ida

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    Stephanie says:

    I’ve liked both on Facebook!

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    Paula Moss says:

    I have several mirrors just like this and would love to update them with Mirrormates! Liked both….hope I win!!!

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    Deirdre says:

    Done and done! Thanks for the chance to win.

  63. 63

    I liked both on FB and I love the frame you chose!

  64. 64

    I like both of you on Facebook. And I’m entering in this awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting to frame mine for years. It looks amazing.
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    Tara S. says:

    Liked both on FB. We are moving into a new-to-us home in a couple weeks and the mirrors are frameless. This would be perfect!

  66. 66

    I liked both! I would love these for our new home!!

  67. 67

    I like both! I am re-doing the bathroom soon! This would be a perfect start!

  68. 68

    I liked both! This would be a great product to spruce up the kids’ bathroom!

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    Sarah S. says:

    I like you both!!

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    This is the answer I have been looking for. i hate my bare mirrors but was afraid to tackle a mirror. i am so excited for this product.

  71. 71

    I have the perfect 80’s bathroom mirror! Love this quick update!

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    Tiffany says:

    I have wanted one of these in my master for 3 years since we moved in! Already like you both on FB.

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    Rachael Werthwe says:

    I’m a liker of both!

  74. 74

    I liked you on FB I already liked Mirrormate on FB a long time ago. I have been wanting one of these for my master bath but have been afraid to pull the trigger, don’t trust my measuring abilities. Would love to win this giveaway, thanks for the opportunity :)

  75. 75

    I liked both and NNNNNNEEEEEDDD to win this…Why did we think sheet mirrors were “cute” BLAH!!

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    Whitney sanders says:

    Liked both!

  77. 77

    That looks great! Already like you both on Facebook. :)

  78. 78

    I liked both, would love to win!

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    Melissa Hagemann says:

    I’ve liked both. Pick me, Pick me! :)

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    Stephanie says:

    I liked both! We have a house built in the 90’s with builder plain mirrors. Would love to upgrade them & have an excuse to upgrade our bathrooms =)

  81. 81

    I liked both!! got my fingers and toes crossed my poor bathroom needs the help!!

  82. 82

    I liked them both! I have builder grade mirrors in all my bathrooms too! Would love to try MirrorMate for some personality upgrades!

  83. 83

    I like and liked the pages-you did a great job!!!

  84. 84

    I “liked” them both! LOVE Mirrormate products!!!

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    Amy Luby says:

    I liked them both. Hope I win – I’d love to try Mirrormate!

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    Amanda T says:

    I liked both pages on FB! What a great makeover! Thanks for sharing.

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    i like pleated poppy and mirrormate on fb

  88. 88

    Liked you both! Your mirror looks great!

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    DeidreSH says:

    I already liked you on FB, but I now like MirrorMate too!

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    Elaine Satterfield says:

    I liked both on Facebook! Our mirrors really need this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Carolyn S says:

    I liked both on Facebook as well…This woud be a wonderful addition to our renal house as well!
    matthew n carolyn stamper

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