I feel like it has been forever since I’ve done a major room reveal (well, because it has) and I’m so so excited to show you all my first one of the year! (And it’s proof that I’m actually taking my word of the year seriously!) Our downstairs half-bath was one of the last rooms in our home that needed to be updated and all it took was getting a new faucet to jump start the project.
And now, I have a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom that I just love!
WARNING: This post is super picture heavy! I’ll share a few thoughts but I’ll mostly let you enjoy the pics, because let’s face it, that’s the best part. AND you must keep scrolling to see the actual before and after pictures because they are really good :)
Like most of our room makeovers, I’m always trying to work on a budget and I try to update what I have versus ripping anything out. Which is why I put in faux concrete countertops right over our existing laminate ones and painted the existing vanity. It was an easy and inexpensive solution.
For those of you wondering about a tutorial on the countertops, you can get the full tutorial here.
And here is the beautiful Moen faucet that started all of this! You can’t just update one thing can you? It was truly a domino effect. We went to install the faucet and found that it was actually too big for our existing sink. So we bought a new sink, installed the faucet and then realized the sink was the wrong shape for the vanity….. yup that’s how it went. So we ended up carving out the hole and making the new sink work.
This succulent planter was inspired by Not Just A Housewife’s Garden Wall Planter. I made a mini version for the bathroom and love the character it brings to the room.
I found this wooden box at my local Fred Meyer, it was the perfect size and I love that it has three compartments. And yes, I just wrapped my tissue box in brown paper so it would coordinate with the space :)
Because every bathroom needs some reading material.
And as we move to the back wall, this is definitely one of my favorite things about the space. I just couldn’t help myself, I had to put in another wood plank wall (see my first one here). The entire back wall is such a statement and I topped it off with a DIY Towel Rack made from curtain rod holders and a piece of driftwood from my grandparent’s beach cabin.
I eventually want to put a pic of the kids in here but for now one of our wedding pictures will do :)
Changing out the light fixture was another interesting experience. When I took down the old light I discovered that the electrical box was NOT centered with the vanity. Who does that? And since I wanted to put in a single light, this became a huge problem. So thankfully one of our good friends is an electrician and he graciously moved the entire box for me in exchange for dinner. Problem solved.
Farmhouse Light – Lowes
Black Circular Mirror – Target
Brushed Nickel Faucet – Moen
Shelving Brackets – Target
Soap and Lotion Dispenser – Decor Steals
Wood Planter Box – Fred Meyer
DIY Shelves – HERE
DIY Wash Picture and Frame – HERE
Wood Plank Wall – HERE
Concrete Countertops- HERE
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