Jack & Jill Bathrooms

Hello friends!

First of all, thanks to everyone for kicking off my first Room Evolution party with gusto!  I’m thrilled with the participation and have really been enjoying seeing the rooms you’ve been working on out there!  Amazing!  I will be featuring some of them once the link party closes, so until then, link up here.

I’m continuing to work on my Jack & Jill bath, and am making progress – slowly but surely.  I don’t know what it is, but sometimes I can whiz right through a project, and other times I run out of steam and it just seems to hang over my head.  More on that later.

I don’t know about you, but I have always had a soft spot for Jack & Jill bathrooms.  They come in all sorts of configurations, and are just the epitome of function, especially when you have kids.  So, as you might imagine, I was really happy to finally have a Jack & Jill bathroom in my own home (for the first time).

But, since mine is still a work-in-progress, let’s focus on some cool Jack & Jill bathrooms that are actually, um, DONE.

Don’t you just love this?  Such a fun color on the cabinets, paired with a yummy hexagon tile.

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

More fabulousness here – love the vintage look with the sconces and the mirrors/medicine cabinets along with the fresh and pretty penny tile.

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Ok, I don’t know if this is an actual Jack & Jill bathroom, but it could be.  And how stinking cool is that sink!  I don’t know though, one huge sink + (my) kids = big huge water fight.  But this isn’t my house, and I’m sure the kids who live here are very civilized and don’t engage in such horseplay.  

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Here’s one with great punches of color from HGTV’s 2010 Dream Home.  Aqua and orange just make me happy.

Source: hgtv.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Or this uber-cool Jack & Jill reno from It’s Great to be Home.  (Talk about some mad renovation skills…)

And a seriously girly-girl Jack & Jill bathroom.  Maybe it’s a Jill & Jill bathroom…

Source: houzz.com via Jenny on Pinterest

So, now we’re back to my Jack & Jill bathroom.  I got the bead board wallpaper up (of course, not without incident).  I won’t bore you with the details, but you can see below that I had some problems matching up the wallpaper due to poor planning.  So, I overlapped the wallpaper to match it and then got stuck.  Perhaps this is why I ran out of patience steam.

Fortunately, once it dried, I was able to trim off the excess without an issue (trimming it while it was still wet/damp resulted in me cursing the notion that I could actually hang wallpaper tearing the paper.

You’d never know by looking that I almost tore it all down and installed more board and batten.

I installed some moulding along the top and added some hooks in the hope that my kids will actually hang their towels on them.  A mom can dream, right?

Just throwing this shot in there for kicks.  Debating on whether or not I should get a new shower curtain or just keep what I have.  Doesn’t look half bad from this angle.

And I have another element I’m hoping to add to this bathroom.  I bought it at a garage sale awhile back, with the intent of using it in my daughter’s room, but I think it might be put to better use in this space.  (And no, I didn’t hang it right by the shower – I just jury rigged it up to hang from my shower curtain rod to take a picture.  So hang up the phone – no need to call Children’s Services.  My kids are not in harms way.) 

Would you believe I scored this little lovely for $10??  Awww yeah!

So, there you have it.  It’s coming along – another evolution in the making.  What are you working on this weekend?


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    Tammy @BeatriceBanks
    February 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Love all your inspiration photos! And especially love what you did with your own bathroom. The trim really set off the wallpaper. I've never been great at hanging wallpaper so kuddos to you on that. Enjoyed your evolution party too! Nice to follow you!

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    Melissa at HOUSEography
    February 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Love it!!

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    Lisa Scibilia
    February 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I don't know – I think the shower might be the perfect spot for that pretty chandy!! 🙂
    It's really coming along – love the beadboard wallpaper in there!
    What color is on the upper wall? So pretty.

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    February 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    That first bathroom–love it. But I might be a little partial since my son's name is Ryder:) Maybe you should to do a little project to get that spark back. I was feeling the same way then just this week I madeover a little bookcase and that's just what I needed to get me excited to finish the huge project we're working on. Just a thought…maybe it'll help. Your bathroom is well on its way:)

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    February 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I like the shower curtain, and having just been on a search for a curtain for my own kids bathroom, I know how hard finding the 'right' one can be! Also, I love the light fixture. It's coming along great!

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    February 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    The wallpaper turned out great and what a steal on the chandy! Can't wait to see this reveal!

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    February 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Can't wait to see the finished bathroom! I love what you have so far- that beadboard wallpaper is darling! We have a jack and jill bathroom too- maybe I need some wallpaper… 🙂

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    Stacy Curran
    February 4, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I wanted a house with J&J bathrooms but we lost the bid. I was so sad. That was one of the greatest features for me — love them!

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    February 4, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    That chandy is gorgeous, what a great find for $10! I can't wait to see the finished room.

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    ritajoy@harbour breeze
    February 6, 2012 at 4:22 am

    I'm just discovering you for the first time today. (Where have I been??) Anyway, I love your blog and great ideas. I, too, love beadboard wallpaper…and cannot figure out how to cut the stuff while wet either!! I'm looking forward to seeing the transformation of your bathroom.

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    February 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Oh wow, you scored a beauty on that chandi….and just $10???? What a steal! You're doing a wonderful job, can't wait for completion day!

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    February 7, 2012 at 2:36 am

    We've got a Jack & Jack & Jack & Jack bathroom, but it needs some work to make it as cute as the ones you've shown. Eventually I'll get around to sprucing it up, but for now I'm just trying to teach the Jacks to improve their aim 🙂

    Good luck with your evolution!

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