Jack & Jill Bathroom – Makeover in Progress

Hello All!

I hope you had the same sun-filled weekend that we had here.  I have been enjoying the blue skies and sunny days that we’ve been getting this winter, as it’s usually gray and depressing. 

I must have a touch of premature Spring Fever, because I’m acting like a hummingbird with A-D-D and have temporarily flitted over to a new project – my kids’ Jack & Jill bathroom.  My apologies for the design whiplash you may be experiencing as a result of my gnat-like attention span.

As in the other rooms throughout the house, this room had flat paint.  Flat paint.  In a kid’s bathroom.  Why?  So, as you can imagine, it didn’t take long for my kids to fingerprint this place up in style, and this room was screaming for a new paint job.  But, since it’s on the opposite side of our master bedroom, I didn’t hear its cries for help until recently.  Cry no more – I hear you.

Mind you, I have more plans for this bathroom, but it’s off to a fresh start.  Here is what I started with – not terrible, but let me repeat, there was flat paint in here, and there is no window in this space, so I wanted it to be lighter and brighter.

The towel bar had come halfway off the wall, so I pulled it off and patched the holes.  The idea of a towel bar in a kid’s bathroom is kind of an oxymoron isn’t it?  You can my meager attempt at getting my kids to hang up their towels in the photo below.  

I’m going with a different approach moving forward.  I have a plan.

This little over-the-toilet thingamajig was here when we bought the house.  I have more ideas for this area as well.

First things first.  Paint!

The color is looking more blue in these photos, despite my efforts to the contrary.  It’s Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams – a pretty blue-green color.  I’m planning on putting up some beadboard wallpaper that I’ve had forever awhile.  Then, I’m going to top it with molding and add some hooks in the hopes of making hanging up a towel as easy as smuggling candy possible for my children.

In the midst of all of this paint madness, I even reorganized the linen closet.  I didn’t take a before picture, but you can use your imagination.  If you’ve seen one cluttered linen closet, you’ve seen them all, right?

So, that’s where I’m at now.  More to come!  
Did you have a productive weekend?
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    ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    January 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    What a great color Jenny! Can't wait to see it all put together!

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    January 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I love the new color! Can't wait to see the other changes!

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    Pine Tree Home
    January 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    The new color is very refreshing. Power of paint!

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    January 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Looking good! Gives me motivation to get my behind moving in one of our bathrooms.


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    January 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    You are so good though with getting things done!! I love this color. I think I pinned it as a possibility for my bedroom/bathroom. It's so soothing and calming.

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    January 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    We just finished our kids bathroom. I'm just awaiting a new PB shower curtain I'm picking up tomorrow, then I'll share on my blog. We used Horizon Grey, and I found some super cute hooks for $6 (for 2) at Pottery Barn….they say No 1 and No 2, for their towels. We have noticed splash marks already on the new paint, and while they wash off, I think some board and batten is in order =) It seems like we have twin kids bathrooms =)

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    Jessica @ Simply A Farmer's Wife
    January 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I love the color! I've seen it all over the blogs & am trying to find a space for it. I can't wait to see the finished room!

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    January 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Such a pretty color. Can't wait to see it with beadboard!

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    January 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    What a beautiful color!! Can't wait to the see the final results!!

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    Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute.
    January 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Ugh. Tackled my linen closet this weekend, too. It does feel lovely to know that all the sheets are in one pile and the throw blankets in another. It was quite the disaster before. Cheers to getting a yucky job done!!! 🙂

    P.S. Pretty paint colour in the bathroom!

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    Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com
    January 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, I'm loving the progress! Great color and I'm TOTALLY with you on the towel bars…not just for the kids, hubby too! LOL!!! Hope you're having a great week and hoping you share this tomorrow {opens at midnight} at Overflowing with Creativity linky party! I love all your posts SO MUCH!

    XO, Aimee

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    January 11, 2012 at 3:43 am

    What a beautiful color and blog! Just became a follower!

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    Jean @ Flower Hill
    January 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Oh! Love that paint color!

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    Taps and Showers Supplier
    August 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations on having a really productive weekend! This article might have just inspired some of your readers to do some improvements in their bathrooms as well.

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