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Monday, April 1, 2019
It’s hard to believe, but this April marks 15 years since our CEO, Lisa Huntting, sold her first MirrorMate frame crafted and shipped from
Back in 2004, Lisa had moved into a new house in Charlotte, North Carolina with her young son and began making it into a home.
“I thought I was finished decorating my master bath, but the most dominant features were those huge, bare mirrors above the twin vanities,” explains Lisa. “They cried out for frames. But framing them would be way too expensive. And I didn’t even want to think about taking the mirrors down and replacing them. How would I throw them away? Thus, I invented MirrorMate frames.”
Lisa Huntting in her master bathroom in 2004.
The first few frames took some time – and put her miter saw to work, but once finished, Lisa knew she had to share this with her friends, neighbors and all the homeowners who had unfinished mirrors. She developed a proprietary design that features a recess in the back of the frame to fit right over the clips holding the mirror and allows for installation of the frame in a matter of minutes. She took all the
It’s now been her passion for the last 15 years – personally curating each frame in the line, ensuring the order and installation process is seamless and that customers loved the final results. As the business has grown from a handful of employees to a nearly 20-person staff, the frame selection has grown as well. Today there are approximately 65 styles to choose from, ranging in looks from farmhouse and coastal to modern and traditional.
There are three styles still in the line that have been part of the collection since the beginning. Naples, Acadia
As we mark this milestone year and look back at the styles (both frames and hair over the last 15 years!), we hope you will join us in celebrating some of the things that make us who we are and what we love – an entrepreneurial spirit, dedicated small business, love of design and DIY - and a great before and after transformation. Thank you to our customers, past, present