Renovation Diary: Finishes For A Vintage Farmhouse Bathroom

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Brick, tile and barnwood are the key materials to pulling off the look.

In this week’s blog we have finished up the demolition upstairs and construction for the renovation is underway! To get the vintage farmhouse bathroom vibe, I chose a combination of brick, shiplap, subway tile and hex tile. The brick and shiplap add the weathered patina that recalls the old farmhouse feel, while the two tiles styles are timeless and nostalgic. 

I chose to install the subway tile in a herringbone pattern in the guest bath for just a little modern twist. I really wanted to make this guest bath accommodating for all V’s future guests since this would be the main upstairs bathroom other than the master bath. 

It was decided at the outset of the remodel project that all tubs in the house would be removed and showers put in their place. After showing V a couple layout options, she really liked the design with a large walk-in shower, custom-made shelving and a floating vanity that shows off the beautiful tile floor design.

amazing tile floors

The amazing tile floors for the guest bath are in and the team is working on the herringbone-pattern subway tile for the walls.

The brick façade is looking awesome in the shower surround.

The brick façade is looking awesome in the shower surround.

The fun part - picking out paint, finishes, etc.

Once we had both bathroom layouts confirmed for the upstairs, we started the fun part of picking out paint colors, finishes, tile etc. V wanted the ultimate show-stopping master bedroom and bath, her very own special retreat. The theme of her master needed to fit the theme of the entire vintage farmhouse remodel.

To give the master its very own vintage look, I went with Benjamin Moore Simply White paint for the walls, doors and trim and added a barn wood stained shiplap accent wall. In the master bath I matched the white paint color for the shiplap walls and added a brick accent wall to really give us that industrial flair. 

Tile selection was a black octagon floor throughout, with white subway tile on the walls with black grout. To finish off the charm, I used a free standing 2 faucet black and white vintage Brockway sink. I also changed out all hinges and door hardware to black to really give the master that rustic charm.

The black hex tile in the master bath looks great next to the shiplap.

The black hex tile in the master bath looks great next to the shiplap.

I used Coventry gray paint by Benjamin Moore for the two guest bedroom walls. For the hallway walls into the stairwell I chose Owl gray. I finished off the upstairs by accenting the ceiling, trim, and doors in Simply White paint and changed out all door hardware to black.

Little details that don’t break the budget

I really feel sometimes little details make a huge difference. While removing the stair treads I talked V into changing the stairway handrails. I really wanted to give her something unique for a railing. The budget was getting a little stretched, so I came up with the inexpensive idea to buy black steel pipe and spray paint with black truck bed liner. The truck bed liner also gives you a coarse, non-slip feel and went well with the rustic farmhouse style. 

When V saw the railing being built she was so excited and loved the uniqueness that we ended making toilet paper holders and towel bars for the master bath and the downstairs bath, too. The cost to make the railing and bathroom essentials was well under $200, which really helped the budget. Next week we will tear into the downstairs.

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