Today I am so excited to be sharing another edition of Farmhouse Rehab. I launched this new series last month, when I helped one of my amazing readers with her townhouse living room design. You can check out that post here. I asked you all to send in photos of any room in your home that you’d like some help with and I was blown away by the response. Thank you so much to everyone that sent in a submission, I wish I could help each and every one of you! I love doing these posts because it gives me an opportunity to share my personal ideas and recommendations for YOUR home. Obviously this blog is generally all about my home, so Farmhouse Rehab is a great way for me to turn the attention to you and I love that. Today I’m helping Terri, who sent me photos of her small, outdated bathroom. Here are a few of the photos Terri sent in:
When Terri emailed me photos of her bathroom, she mentioned wanting to replace the light fixture, update the mirror, and change out the pedestal sink. She also mentioned needing more storage in this small space.
I would like to get a bronze oil light fixture to replace fixture above the mirror. I’d like to get rid of the cabinet above the stool but we don’t have anyplace to put tooth brushes, make up etc. I’d love to replace the sink but then what do you put in its place.
I think Terri’s bathroom is actually full of potential and just a few key changes will make a big difference. I came up with a simple design that would help her out in all of the problem areas she mentioned:
Updated light fixture & mirror: I chose this bronzed fixture and mirror combination in an effort to give the space an elegant, farmhouse feel. Both are affordable options and each one makes a statement in its own right. I think they work really well together.
New vanity: There are so many vanity options available online now, it’s actually kind of crazy. But I chose this one in a beautiful antique gray finish for a few specific reasons. 1) I love the arched doors, I think they give this cabinet a unique look. 2) This vanity will give Terri lots of storage. 3) The style/look of this sink reminds me of a farmhouse sink, which is awesome. 4) Great vanity for the price and the reviews are all wonderful. I chose this Victorian style faucet to go along with it.
Paint color ideas: Terri mentioned that she might paint this bathroom a light blue color, which I think would work well with the antique gray vanity. I’m suggesting two great color options, both of which have been seen in Fixer Upper many times: Silver Strand by Sherwin Williams and Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.
Remove Cabinet Above Toilet: Now on to the cabinet above the toilet. With the added storage in the new vanity, Terri won’t really need this cabinet anymore. She mentioned wanting to take it down, which will definitely help this room feel bigger and more open. However, instead of leaving that wall space empty, I think open shelving would work really well here. This will not only give the room more storage without feeling bulky, but it’s going to be a great spot to decorate and add a bit of charm to the room. I actually have an almost identical set of shelves in our bathroom and I love it.
Decor & Extras: I selected a few accessories and decor for the empty wall space on the back side of the bathroom. This wooden tray table is perfect for a small bathroom because it’s easy to move around, it actually folds up, and it makes a great spot for extra towels or toiletries. From what I can tell it looks like Terri might not have the space for this tray table, but I wanted to include it just in case.
Terri really has a great little bathroom and I think it can become even better with a few key changes. Just a fresh coat of paint and the new vanity alone will make a big difference in this room. And even though it is small, there’s so much potential for this bathroom to make a big statement. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when Terri’s transformation is complete!
I hope you all enjoyed today’s edition of Farmhouse Rehab. If you’d like to submit a room in your home for this series, just shoot me at email at email@example.com with FARMHOUSE REHAB in the subject line. Please include several good photos of the room and it’s also helpful if you mention the specific things you’re hoping to change. And please keep in mind, I am not a professional. These are just my personal opinions and recommendations. I spend a lot of time and effort working on these posts, but at the end of the day these are only my suggestions!
Thank you all so much for stopping by the blog today. Big hugs from me to you. You guys are awesome!