I should have titled this post “Farmhouse Bathroom – Take 3”, because I just can’t seem to stop teaking my bathroom. A few weeks ago I showed you the makeover in progress that I was giving our antique cabinet bathroom vanity. I thought I’d be showing the makeover to you in just a few days, but one thing led to another, and before I knew it, the entire bathroom ended up getting refreshed in the process. So let’s recap…
Here’s how it looked when we first remodeled our bathroom over 3 years ago.
Then I changed the wall color and did some redecorating, and it looked like this.
Then I decided to repaint the vanity, so you last saw it looking like this.
I loved the pretty new color, but wanted to add some detail, so I stenciled the doors, and accented the emblem at the bottom and around the side panels, and now it looks like this… (drumroll)
I left the hardware in its original condition.
After I repainted the cabinet, we talked about replacing the faucet. I found this one that reminds me of an old farmhouse water pump, and I knew it would be perfect. I also turned my chalky-painted jar into a soap pump to match the dresser.
Taking the old faucet out left 3 holes in the wall, but I had a beautifully chippy piece from an antique door that we used to cover them up.
I rubbed off the loosest chips of paint, then sealed it with Tough Coat to seal the remaining chips in place, and protect it from water splatters. It has D-ring hangers on it, so I can easily remove it from the walls – on the rare occasional that I want to wash my walls!
It’s been more than 20 years since I’ve had this much blue in any room in my house. At one time, we lived in the mountains in New Mexico, and I painted all my kitchen cabinets blue, but when we moved, I never went back to blue again.
You probably can’t tell, but the walls are a brighter white from “bathroom Take 2“. I decided to freshen the walls too, since I was freshening up everything else in the room. I’m a wall paintoholic. I’ve always joked that I never can seem to go more than 2 years before I repaint walls. You would think I actually like painting walls, (I don’t), but whenever I start doing some room tweaking, I always feel the need for a fresh coat of paint. My youngest son is trying to earn money for something he wants to buy, so I hired him to do the painting this time.
He said, “Why do you have to paint every room white?” The funny thing is that for YEARS I wouldn’t paint any room white. I actually swore I wouldn’t paint a room white, because it remind me of the apartments I’d lived in before getting married. They were all white, and I wasn’t allowed to paint them anything else, so I rebelled against that for years with lots of color in my rooms.
You can see, I’ve gotten over it now!
White looks bright and fresh and clean to me now, and I can add color in my furnishings that really pops against the white, like my cabinet sink vanity.
The cabinet still has all it’s original old-fashioned character, but it is so much fresher looking now. I love it!
I picked up this little wooden sewing drawer yesterday, and listed it in my shop HERE, but I thought I’d get a photo of it in the bathroom first. It comes with all 3 canning jars, so it’s an instant display!
Also available in my shop is the antique spigot that we formerly has as our faucet. It’s available HERE.
If you’ve missed our other remodeled rooms and updates, you can find them all HERE.
Have a wonderful Easter!