Olde Farmhouse Bathroom

Tada! Here are the before and after shots of our bathroom.  This was the other half of our first major renovation at our OldeFarmHouse.  The first half was the nursery and that blog can be found here.  This is my house, so I can poke fun at the ridiculous trends of the past it showcased. […]

Tada! Here are the before and after shots of our bathroom.  This was the other half of our first major renovation at our OldeFarmHouse.  The first half was the nursery and that blog can be found here.  This is my house, so I can poke fun at the ridiculous trends of the past it showcased.  Enjoy as I point them out:) There was carpet in the bathroom..GROSS!!  We removed that immediately, well once we knew there was a sufficient enough flooring under the carpet to last until we could renovate.  Check it out…white with baby blue and pink graphics, speckled with silver sparkles…wowza!  You can even see how the trim was once baby blue to match 🙂  We had started renovating before I realized I never took “before” images…but you can still get the “gist.”  Some function issues, the entry was also where you stood at the vanity, so it was really awkward to enter and close the door.  There was no shower and only one sink, a problem for the only full bathroom in the house.

So function first, then on to the pretty finishes. Again, this is the only full bath in the house, so we knew it had to be spacious enough for multiple users at once.  We added the adjacent closet to the space and moved the entry into the bathroom. We also relocated the bath and added a shower.  We added another sink and a linen closet as well. Lastly, we created a small room for the toilet and utilized an external sliding door to take advantage of the small space.

This house was built more than 100 years ago.  As we renovate, I also view it as a restoration. We want to and NEED to update the house, but I want to make sure to keep the authentic elements around.  All the large trim was taken off, planed down, and refinished.  I chose a dark stain to nod to the classic and mature age of the house.  The walls are white, to allow the beautiful trim to stand out.   Black tile, grout, and plumbing fixtures are trickled throughout the design. Black is not only a classic finish choice, but also very trendy right now.  I love when I can marry the two styles together.  The black tile floor was laid in the traditional herringbone pattern.  Herringbone is so on trend right now but is also a pattern that can be traced back to ancient Rome.  Again, I married two styles together.  Another classic choice was the subway tile.  But we have low ceilings upstairs so I laid the tile in a vertical pattern to draw the eye up and fool the eye into extending the room height.   As always, I love mixing in rich wood textures and the vanity is my pride and joy.

This was a custom piece I designed to look like an old farmhouse table.  The Amish custom cabinet shop I use was pushed to their creative limits.   I received many calls to stop in and make sure my piece was getting made accordingly to how I wanted.  The grooves and textures are a throwback and testament to how wood furniture was made a hundred years ago. The surprise element I love is that the legs were also designed to be pullout drawers.  Perfect to store hairspray, toothpaste, a toothbrush, and all the essentials.

That about sums it all up:) Enjoy!

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