When we first moved into our first home in New Jersey we desperately needed to tackle our tiny master bathroom space immediately. It was time for a Modern Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover.
In this post we will go through all the steps to show you how we made this amazing DIY transformation into a Modern Farmhouse Style Bathroom.
Some major issues can be seen right off the bat:
- The shower head is aimed towards the floor with no curtain or feasible option to get in and out of the shower without soaking the whole floor.
- Storage – Where is it? Completely lacking and non-existent
- Pedestal sink and medicine cabinet – really? no comment.
- Lighting – not the ambiance we were looking for.
This space is completely non-functional! We need a DIY miracle to make this bathroom a WOW FACTOR!
It’s time to start some demo!
Fist we removed the sink, medicine cabinet and the toilet.
After that we pulled up all of the tile only to find very old hideous pink mosaic tiles underneath… Oh boy this is going to be a tough job to pull up.
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We then applied one coat to the existing pink tile flooring. Within about a half hour it was dry. It is really cool stuff. It feel like rough sandpaper or concrete.
After seeing how well the eco prim application went on the ugly pink floor tile we decided to add it to the tile on the existing shower stall as well.
For our shower floor tile we decided to choose the Vogue Matte Black shower floor penny round tiles. It creates such an amazing look and so easy to install!
We then decided for the shower wall to go with classic white subway tiles (3″ x 6″). This was the part of the project that took a long time because we thought we would save money by getting single tiles instead of the tile sheets. Depending on your budget the single tiles are way cheaper, around .70 cents a piece. Not too bad!
All of those tiles were installed one by one and adding spacers in between….that was tough but so worth the work!
We wanted to relocate the shower head and upgrade the shower fixtures to add a sprayer and rain shower head. So we removed the drywall behind the shower wall to gain access. I used 1/2″ pex pipe and shark bite fittings to plumb in the new shower diverter and hardware.
This is the shower system we decided to install. It went together pretty easy after installing the plumbing.
Next, we decided to add a very modern farmhouse look for our sink. We liked this faucet that comes straight out of the wall instead of a typical faucet mounted to the sink.
This is the black faucet we decided to go with. It has such a cool look to it.
In order to install this really cool faucet, we had to plumb the wall. We had to kind of home hack the plumbing to make the process a bit easier. We ran flex tubing and some pex with shark bite fittings to run the hot and cold water lines and also added a wood pieces to mount the valve.
After plumbing in the sink faucet we covered up the walls with white ship lap. This really made the bathroom farmhouse style come together.
The oval mirror and black hardware give this sink space a farmhouse charm!
This is the mirror we bought:
Because this space was a very specific size and small it was too difficult to find the right size vanity to purchase. So we decided to build out own and stain it! We used Varathane Wood Stain called Early American and I also mixed it with some Varathane Ebony to give it a darker brown appearance. The natural wood look really pulled this bathroom together.
As you can see from the image above we decided to go with a glass shower door with black hardware. Installation was actually easy as long as you have the right tools, like a drill and bit for masonry as well as a level and clear silicone caulk.
This shower door system really pulled the whole bathroom together.
DreamLine Unidoor Plus 58-58 1/2 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door in Satin Black
One last piece of the this project was adding storage shelving above the toilet. We decided to tie in the wood look and add 2″ x 10″ shelves stained (with same stain we used with the vanity base) with gas pipe brackets.
We finally got everything installed, painted, and decorated….Now time for the fun part!
HERE IS THE FINAL REVEAL…..
THIS PROJECT REALLY TURNED OUT AMAZING. WE COULDN’T HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH THE FINAL RESULTS.
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