Jack & Jill Bathroom Reveal

This bathroom makes me soooooo happy! I seriously avoided passing this bathroom because it made me anxious and frustrated. My girls had a hard time keeping it tidy, and it seemed to get uglier every time I saw it. Now with some careful planning it is pretty and practical! But wait, I’ve saved the best for last, this bathroom was decorated and organized for a grand total of $83. Some of you who have tracked how much they spend on a single room know how little that is, and how ridiculously hard that was! *grin*  This just goes to show that a little elbow grease, and some paint can go a long way!

Budget Breakdown
There are a few items I managed to get cheap or free, so you may want to factor in a little extra…but here are all the details of what I spent on this bathroom, and a few extra details you may need to plan your own inexpensive bathroom makeover! Ironically, the most expensive part of this makeover was buying storage baskets. 

  • Bath Rug – $9: Target rug, $7.19 (after 10% reduction for damage). Leftover paint, $0. Painters tape, $1.29. 
  • Shower Curtain – $10: Fabric bolt $7 from Habitat for Humanity Restore. $3 for thread and 1 spool of ribbon.  
  • Wall Art – $10: 3 Walmart frames, @ $1.97 each. Goodwill materials & frames, 50 cents each. Staples prints, $0 (after staples rewards…49 cents each w/out reward). Braces, $1.19 (also used on vanity).
  • Storage & Accessories – $32: 3 baskets from Kohls (with coupon), $28.86. 3 bowls from Goodwill @ $1 each. 3 bowls previously owned $0.
  • Hardware – $11: 2 Gatehouse brand handles @ $2.91 ea. and 3 hooks @ $1.98 ea. from Lowes (less one 10% off total purchase coupon). 
  • Wall Paint – $12: 50% off Glidden paint from Walmart’s discount paint section.
  • Vanity Paint – $0: Leftover from coat closet project.
  • Miscellaneous Project Materials – $0: Already owned. Includes painting tools, gel stain, gold spray paint, sheets, and white paint. 

Before & After

There is simply nothing more satisfying than seeing all your little projects come together at the end of a makeover. Well, let me use the term “end” loosely, you know DIY’ers, we just don’t seem to be able to rest. *chuckle*
This bathroom truly is a compilation of small projects, all simple but effective projects. These are the items that serve a purpose, however that doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty as well. These small projects are also the key to decorating as cheap as possible, otherwise buying these items, even at sale price will run you up a pretty penny in the end.
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View from the hallway before and after.

View from the bedroom before and after.
View of the shower curtain before and after.
Bathroom storage before and after.
Bathroom vanity before and after.
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33 Comments on Jack & Jill Bathroom Reveal

  1. Jakson Lee
    August 20, 2020 at 7:16 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks Ursula for writing such a nice piece of information for a newbie like me. I am highly educated after reading your post and I am confident too for choosing my bathroom accessories.

  2. Amanda Johnson
    November 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great post for the bathroom accessories, amazing work and useful post.
    Thanks for the sharing about bathroom.

  3. Elizabeth
    May 4, 2015 at 9:12 am (6 years ago)

    Hello! I’m very late to the party but where did you get the pretty little shelf by the sink? PS–gorgeous transformation!

  4. Tyanne Tabor
    September 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, Its beautiful! Did you strip the wallpaper or paint over it? Lovely….

    • Ursula Carmona
      September 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you! I stripped it…usually a daunting task! 🙂

  5. Rebecca
    September 4, 2014 at 8:51 am (7 years ago)

    Love it! Just one questions about the bathroom reno. Did you change the shelves for the open storage? They look thicker/chunkier than the “Before” photo. Did you have to change out the shelves or is there a trick?

    • Ursula Carmona
      September 4, 2014 at 5:08 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you! Yes, there is definitely a trick… I simply trimmed it out with some 1/2 inch wood.

  6. monkey
    July 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm (7 years ago)

    ursula this blew my socks off wow what a transformation,i have a tiny bath that i just haven’t got the oomff to get started on i think removing the wall paper i have is my biggest problem but you bathroom shows me what i could have thanks xx

    • Ursula Carmona
      July 6, 2014 at 11:43 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you! I’m glad I could help inspire and hopefully motivate. 😉 Good luck with your own bathroom makeover!

  7. sweeth0nesty
    January 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm (8 years ago)

    love the towel clip where did you get that?

  8. Brandi
    January 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Awesome makeover, Ursula! I love the changes you made! You really made the most of your girls’ bathroom.

    • Ursula Carmona
      January 20, 2014 at 9:44 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you Melissa! I appreciate the shoutout!

    • Ursula Carmona
      January 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you Amy!
      And thank you for the invitation, I’ve linked up! 😉
      (Fantastic blog by the way!)

    • amy w
      January 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm (8 years ago)

      I just noticed you linked up at our party and forgot I had already commented. I was getting ready to reshare my love of your bathroom… again! Ha. Thanks for the “fantastic blog” comment by the way. That means a lot. I’m following your Newbie Blogger series and really loving it. You’re an inspiration to us all!

  9. Sherrie Stark
    December 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing. Love the new look of the storage unit.

  10. Sherrie Stark
    December 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Love the difference in the storage look. Mmmm I thought my bathroom needed gutted maybe not. Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Ursula Carmona
    December 18, 2013 at 11:36 am (8 years ago)

    Thank you! I love the hand clasp, but it was the only pretty thing that was in this bathroom before when we bought the house. Unfortunately I do not know where it was purchased, sorry!

  12. Joani
    December 18, 2013 at 11:21 am (8 years ago)

    Love it. Where did you find the hand hook for the towel? That is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Laine
    December 18, 2013 at 10:42 am (8 years ago)

    I love the little details of the hooks and holders. But what color is the vanity paint?

    • Ursula Carmona
      December 18, 2013 at 11:34 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you!
      Sadly I do not know the exact color… that is the downside of buying discounted “oops” paint…you don’t always know the name of the color since it was mixed and discarded by someone else. The upside? SO cheap!

    • Laine
      December 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm (8 years ago)

      ah yeah good point! I’ve done this before as well. It looks like it’s a gray/purplely color. I have a bathroom that I am desperate to makeover. It’s got a lot of dark red/brown paint (ugh! Primer!).

  14. Sharon @ mrshinesclass
    December 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m so impressed! The before and after is truly inspiring. The bathroom looks so elegant and classy.

    • Ursula Carmona
      December 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm (8 years ago)

      Oh thank you! It was a fun (and rather necessary) project!

  15. Lisa {grey luster girl}
    December 6, 2013 at 12:16 am (8 years ago)

    What a transformation! Love all the details, especially the storage and the rugs!

  16. Malori and Jon Saline
    November 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

    It turned out great! I can’t believe you did that entire transformation with $83!! Amazing!!

    • Ursula Carmona
      November 27, 2013 at 2:06 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you! Lol, and a month ago I naively thought $40 should do the job. Well, next time maybe I’ll hit that mark! 😉


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