My farmhouse bathroom remodel turned out even better than I could have possibly imagined. About a year after I moved into my house, I realized that both my upstairs and basement bathrooms would have to be completely remodeled. I started with the upstairs bathroom because it seemed like it would be something I could do myself. And when I say myself, I really mean my dad spent about three weeks in my upstairs bathroom. lol
Anyway, the downstairs bathroom was a disaster. The poor lady who lived here had some very bad luck with contractors. The bathroom was tiny and the ceiling was literally being held up my clothes pins. I had a friends start demo for me and we found that the shower stall was just sitting on open dirt. At that point, I decided this remodel was best left to the pros.
The one thing I knew I wanted, was a vanity made out of the dresser that my boss had given me. You can rarely find a solid wood dresser anymore. If you do, it costs big bucks. Fortunately for me, my boss was getting rid of an absolutely beautiful one. It had already been antiqued at some point and was distressed by the years of use. I didn’t have to do a thing to it. The vessel sink was one I had picked up for the upstairs bathroom. It ended up being too big for that, but looks beautiful on the dresser.
I ended up picking out the tile by accident. The contractor needed an answer, so during a bout of insomnia, I spent an entire Friday night on the Lowes website browsing tile. By 7:00 Saturday morning, I had my tile. It’s porcelain tile that looks like reclaimed barn wood.
When I finally got around to decorating after the guys finished, I brought down some of the antiques I picked up in Houston when I went to visit my brother last year. The wood and metal work wall hanging and metal dress form came from Brows’ Aroun’ Antiques in Pearland, Texas. The table I picked up at Dollar General when I first moved into my apartment in 2009 after my divorce. I just painted it white. The distressed shutter with hooks for a towel hanger is probably the most expensive decor item in the room. That came from Joann Fabrics. A ruffled shower curtain, a few mason jars with pine cones, and silk flowers and I was done.
To say that I’m happy with it, would be a huge understatement. I LOVE it! 🙂