Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover






When we bought this house our bathrooms were straight from the seventies.  Gross Mar-lite paneling, cheap linoleum and dark cabinets.  We knew that those rooms were going to be some of our first projects.  This bathroom was small and with no room to expand I knew I had to use light and airy colors and design to make it seem bigger than it was.  We ripped out the paneling in the shower and replaced it with white subway tile for a clean and classic look.  A fresh coat of paint on the white paneling around the room really made it come to life and I chose a light green for the top half.  The color I found was Dew Drop by Behr.

I am IN LOVE with the vanity because I bought it for $20 at a yard sale and it was brand new!  The people selling it were a moving company that collected items from homes that the owners no longer wanted.  It was in great condition but I wasn’t crazy about the wood color.  I painted it a light grey (Dolphin Fin by Behr) and bought new hardware and sink top at Lowe’s.  Vanities that size we were finding were around $300-$600 and ours was only $140!

I begged my husband to let us put in real hardwood on the floors because I absolutely love the look of old reclaimed wood gives to a bathroom.  I imagine original wide plank floors, sanded and poly’d to this vibrant finish.  However after much discussion it was agreed that with us starting a family that tile would be more durable for the years to come and kiddos splashing water all over the floor during their baths.  I was thrilled to find these porcelain tiles that look like real hardwood!  We found them in Lowe’s and the color was called Gunstock. They really pop against the light colors and give the room a rich feeling.

I accessorized the room with items I found at Home Goods and TJ Max including a textured white curtain, decorative shampoo and conditioner dispensers, and wire basket.  Needless to say this my favorite room in the entire house at the moment! Enjoy!










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