I am sharing my budget bathroom remodel before and after photos. The best thing is that I did this remodel for under $30. This room is totally transformed by changing mirrors, paint, and a few DIY projects.
This remodel is being done during the quarantine for the virus. I cannot leave my house so I have to use what I have on hand. This is great because it will keep me from spending money.
Jack and Jill Bathroom
The remodel is being done in a Jack and Jill Bathroom. A Jack and Jill Bathroom is usually located between two bedrooms. Each room has a vanity area and the vanity areas have a shared area with a toilet and tub. Our home was built in the early 1990s and the Jack and Jill bathroom needed an update.
I remodeled one side which I call Jill’s side a month ago for the $100 Room Challenge. The $100 Room Challenge is a bi-yearly challenge where a group of bloggers is challenged to makeover a room and cannot spend more than $100. You can view the post.
Also, I wanted both sides of the Jack and Jill bathroom and the tub area to coordinate with the same colors.
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Room Before-Jack’s Side
This is real life here. This side of the bathroom is not being used except to collect stuff. I want to be able to make this bathroom functional again. In my opinion, the #1 thing you can do to update an old bathroom is to remove the large mirrors and replace them with a smaller mirror.
Remove the Mirror
I had the 30 inch round mirror in my garage that I purchased for $29.99 from Marshalls. Here is a link for a similar one but more expensive.
We always use the shim method to remove the mirrors. This method has always worked for us. You do not have to break the mirror. Take shims and knock the shims with a hammer behind the mirror to break the glue. Tutorial from Lowe’s.
Usually, it only takes a few shims. We used so many shims for this mirror, it sounded like a Jenga game when the mirror separated from the wall.
Remove the wallpaper first. I recommend any type of steamer for removing wallpaper.
I painted one wall with a Valspar sample that I purchased years ago. Lowe’s would have a sale and sell the samples for 99 cents a jar. I was fortunate to have a color on hand that I liked for this bathroom.
Change the Hardware
Removing the old spray paint from the hardware makes a huge difference. You can visit the tutorial.
I found a board in my garage to use as a shelf.
We did not have any brackets to mount the shelf so I took apart a curtain rod bracket and used the bracket part.
Since I can’t leave the house, I had to find supplies to create a towel holder.
Saw a piece of a wood handle in a 4-inch piece at a 20-degree angle.
Attach the rod with the square block using a screw. Stain the towel holder.
Not having a picture hook on hand, I made one with a soda can.
Also, I painted the light fixture with the same gold spray paint that I painted the other side with.
The budget bathroom remodel cost less than $30 and I did not have to leave the house or purchase anything new. You can visit the complete Jack and Jill Budget Makeover to see the entire three areas.