It is reveal week for the $100 Room Challenge where I did a Jack and Jill Budget Bathroom Makeover. I only did one side of the bath for this challenge because I knew that I would have to tile the three bathroom areas and a linen closet. Since I didn’t have a set amount on what the floors will cost, I will not spend any money on the makeover besides flooring.
The $100 Room Challenge is a challenge created by Erin from Lemon’s Lavender, and Laundry. She hosts the challenge twice a year and the bloggers that participate have to transform a room and cannot spend more than $100. I love transforming my home on a budget because it allows me to create a home I love without putting us in debt. This is my fourth time to participate.
A Jack and Jill bathroom is usually located between two bedrooms. It is two areas with sinks and a shared area with a tub and toilet. Since the budget is $100, I will only do one side of the bathroom. I am calling it “Jill’s” side.
At a Salvage Store, I found the tile for 78 cents a square foot. You can visit Week Two post to see more about the flooring. The total price for three rooms and a linen closet was $241.00. The price for this part of the bathroom is $80.00. Tiling the floors took longer than expected. It took us three weekends.
Let’s talk about the wallpaper. Several years ago, I attempted to remove the wallpaper. It was the floral paper that was behind the mirror pictured below.
The wallpaper came off three of the walls but it appeared that one of the walls was not primed before the original wallpaper was installed. So basically, I ruined the wall. My husband was out of town so I had to think fast. I could have repaired sheetrock but I didn’t have time. So I ran to Lowes and purchased this geometric wallpaper and that was before wallpaper started making a comeback. The wallpaper was hung before my husband got to see the mess I had made. He would not have gotten mad but I still didn’t want him to know. Now that he does DIY projects with me, we both know that it could be fixed.
My plan for this challenge was to add some Joanna Gaines wallpaper that I found at a thrift store. I had some of the geometric wallpaper leftovers that was stored under the cabinet. After I painted the cabinet dark grey, I hung the mirror, Now, I really liked the wallpaper. I actually love the wallpaper! The power of paint is real.
I found this mirror at a thrift store last May. I did not have a place to put the mirror but I knew I would find a place one day. It was stored under my bed for months.
The cabinet was painted Trout Gray by Sherwin Williams. I purchased this paint over a year ago for a shiplap wall and it was not the right color for the room. The cabinet hardware is original to our 1993 house and I spray painted it gold. I also took down the light, spray painted it and hung it back up myself.
Many DIY bloggers have spray painted their faucets so I did it too. I figured that it is 30 years old so why not?
The section with the tub and toilet are not in my budget but I decided to add a few things from around my house to make the view prettier.
The thrifted shelf was purchased over 5 years ago so I am glad to finally have a place for it. I brought in a stool I made from a bar stool that was used in my last $100 room challenge. The old shower curtain was washed and rehung.
The art was drawn on copy paper by me and stuck in an old frame.
When the bathroom was finished, my husband and I kept walking in the room and looking at our floors. We can’t believe we did it ourselves and saved a lot of money. This makeover added value to our home and we are so proud of our Jack and Jill Budget Bathroom Makeover.
Budget for three baths and a linen closet
Tile and mortar $95
Cement board $60
Total for all 3 rooms was $241.00
We divided square footage and for this area of the bathroom $80
Previous $100 Room Challenge Makeovers
Be sure to check out the other blogger’s reveals.