A pink 1960s bathroom gets a modern farmhouse makeover. While the original plan was more transitional in nature, a series of mistakes took the design in a different direction that left us with much more character!
We’re finally here – it’s the big One Room Challenge Reveal! It’s been a trying 7 weeks with this bathroom remodel and it almost wasn’t completed on time. These photos were taken yesterday afternoon, 5 minute after the last of the plumbing was finally hooked up. Phewwww! But it’s done and dusted and now we can relax (and maybe take a bubble bath!) before all our holiday guests start arriving!
New here? Take a look at the past weeks first:
Here’s a quick reminder of what our bathroom looked like two months ago:
And here’s what it looks like now!
I was originally going for a more contemporary look with white subway tile, white grout….white everything except for the rustic vanity. But that all changed with the tile got grouted the wrong color. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and so our modern farmhouse bathroom design was born. And I love it more than the original design :-)
In an attempt to “start as you mean to go on”, I’ve kept decorating in here to the absolute minimum. I don’t want extra things that I need to clean or dust.
The vanity has plenty of storage underneath, the soap and toothbrushes hang out on the counter and there’s just one piece of art hanging above the toilet. It’s a small bathroom and too much stuff will eliminate the bright and clean feel pretty quickly.
By the way, I had the vanity custom-built to fit our little alcove. The weathered boards are actually old floor boards from a brownstone in Boston. Isn’t that neat? The granite top was picked because it almost looks like soapstone. I love it!
Another reason I went custom was because our plumbing comes in from the side. Every single vanity that I found had drawers on the left side that would prevent any plumbing. We can across this issue with our last vanity too and basically had to hack the inside to pieces to make it work. This was built to accommodate our plumbing….and you won’t believe it – doesn’t have ANY drawers! I asked the carpenter to build the front so it looked like drawers but opened like a cabinet door. How ingenious of me! LOL.
This alcove previously had a window which meant we could not hang a mirror. We removed it, moved it to the bath alcove and added a new light here instead.
The light fixture (thank you Lamps Plus!) illuminates the vanity area perfectly, allowing for shaving or makeup application.
Our ceiling fixture is simple and understated, which is perfect for this small bathroom with low ceilings. Thanks again to Lamps Plus for sponsoring this, too.
Removing the cast iron tub was going to prove too costly and too much of a pain so our options were either to reglaze or put a liner on it. I was warned that if we went with reglazing, the smell of the epoxy would prevent us from being in the house for a few days. With a baby and a toddler, the idea of noxious fumes was completely off-putting, so we went with an acrylic liner instead. Doesn’t the tub look brand new? It was custom made to fit our tub, manufactured within three weeks and installed in a couple of hours.
This little stool allows me to sit next to the kiddos while they take a bath, which by the way they are completely in love with. Cian asks to have a “white bubble bap” every night :-)
The view while showering in here is pretty awesome. Because our backyard has so many huge trees, you can see their canopies through this window. It makes for quite the beautiful picture out the bathroom window!
This shower head was switched out at the last second, yesterday. The originally purchased the Delta In2ition 2-in-1 Handshower but the water flow was awful. I purchased the Moen Attract instead and I’m happy to say it’s a million times better!
We kept the walls pretty bare in here, too. Maybe I’m a minimalist at heart? Who knows! Either way, it’s a small space so I didn’t want to busy it up. I added some beautiful artwork that was sponsored by Minted and popped it into a slim back frame over the toilet.
Apart from the mirror, towel rack, robe hook and toilet paper holder, nothing else got hung on the walls!
One final shot!
I’m so happy that this bathroom remodel is finally over. Everything the could have gone wrong, went wrong but it all turned out beautifully in the end!
What do you think of the completed Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover? I’d love for you to leave a comment and let you know what your favorite part is!
Guess what? There’s a whole lot more reveal fun happening over at Calling it Home today so be sure to take a look at all the other amazing reveals from the Guest Participants!
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Wall color: Paper White, Benjamin Moore
Trim color: Decorator’s White, Benjamin Moore
Granite: “Jet Mist”
Mirror: HomeGoods (similar here)
Bath mat: Target
Bathroom accessories (towel right, toilet paper holder, etc.)