We’re creating a Rustic Farmhouse Style Bathroom Design with budget decor. The flooring, vanity, fixtures, vanity top, mirror and bathtub in our guest bathroom are all being updated.
After four years in our house, we are finally tackling the super ugly guest bathroom! This was our boys’ bathroom while they were home from college and now it’s our guest bathroom. To say it had a serious case of the beiges would be an understatement. Beige walls, beige floors, beige bathtub, beige counter, beige sink. The only thing in the bathroom that wasn’t in the brown family was the gold light. . So now we have planned the bathroom makeover and I’m going to share my design ideas with you. First, I’m going to torture you with the beige ugliness.
Isn’t it beautiful!? 😉 I painted the vanity when we bought the house hoping to make it better but it didn’t work. I’m not sure why they cut the corner of the counter like this, but they also did it in my kitchen! Yuck.
Here’s a pic in the other direction. It doesn’t get better from this angle.
Where are the glass shades to this light fixture? I do not know. I can’t remember if they were ever there!
Here’s the beige floor and you can see a corner of the tub and tile here. Why did they think putting the TP holder into the wall was a good idea!?
Mike got the tile out pretty quickly. I’m so excited to get rid of the beige!
This is what happens when you mount the fixtures into the wall. Just don’t do it!
Now check out the super beigey bathtub and tile
Now you’ve seen all of the ugliness. Lets move on past this horror story of a bathroom and look at what we’re going to do!
Here’s the plan to create our Rustic Farmhouse Style Bathroom
The flooring was the easiest decision for this bathroom. We installed a hexagon patterned vinyl in our farmhouse style master bathroom and we love it so much we are carrying it through to this bathroom. It is gray and white patterned and will serve as a great foundation for the rest of the design.
For the paint I chose my favorite Sherwin Williams SW #0055. This is the only true gray I’ve ever found and I tend to use it a lot. Some people think its boring to use the same color but I actually really like my house to flow and don’t like tons of multi-colored walls. Using a neutral paint is also a great way to save money. If you use colorful paint and the color goes out of style its much harder to update the room. I recommend using neutral paint and changing accessories when you need a fresh look.
My original plan was to just paint the vanity again. Mike told me that the vanity was junk but I just didn’t want to spend the money. I was only finding vanities that were between $1200-$3000. I looked everywhere online and in person, I even searched Craigslist and Facebook sales. So after many weeks of looking I started to paint the vanity. But Mike was being nice when he called it junk, and it was so gross I went back to my search. I finally found a really great white cabinet for $360 at a bargain outlet(and I had won a $100 gift card so it was $260 for me, yay). I didn’t really want white, so we had to figure out a way to make paint stick to a brand new cabinet. Stay tuned for more on that later…
We’ve used brushed nickel throughout the house, so I’m carrying that through to this bathroom. We found a delta faucet and a really cute vintage look bar light at Lowes and I ordered the cabinet handles from Amazon. I get all of my handles there, they are way cheaper. I found some industrial style hooks that I’m going to use for the towel holders.
I used a wood mirror on my vision board but we aren’t purchasing that from the store. We are leaving the flat builder grade mirror up and Mike is framing it in with rustic style wood. This is one of the cheapest ways you can upgrade a bathroom and I highly recommend it for a high-end finish without a lot of demo.
We still have to decide what we are doing with the bathtub. I know we will make the actual tub white. I’m not sure yet if we are doing a bath surround or reglazing the tub. We are happy with the reglazed tub in our master bathroom
but this tub has 80’s tile to the ceiling and I would love to replace it. I will update as soon as we decide what to do!
I will post a blog reveal when the project is done. If you’d like to follow along for real time updates, and get other decorating ideas, join my private decorating group on facebook
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