The big reveal of our latest project – a DIY modern farmhouse bathroom renovation.
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I’m not even sure where to start with this one … but I can’t believe we just remodeled the entire bathroom.
Am I laughing?
Am I crying?
Are they happy tears?
I don’t even know.
But man oh man, was it worth it!
If you missed the plan for this whole space, make sure you take a minute to head over and get up to speed on all the behind the scenes, from the “before” all the way through demo day. If you’ve been following along the whole time, keep on reading for all the photos and sources!
This was definitely the most challenging renovation we’ve tackled so far. We (Joseph and I) knew it would be a big one, but I don’t think either of use knew EXACTLY what to expect. We tackled everything from demo, framing, and electrical, to plumbing, flooring, drywall, and trim. And, I’ll be honest, nothing – NOTHING – in this project went smoothly. I swear everything that could go wrong went wrong … one of those sorts of projects. However, we learned a ton (including how to work together 😉 ) and are both so proud of the final product!
I’m not sure what’s the best way to show all the changes, but I’ll try to show the “before” and “after” photos from the same angles so you can get a good idea of the whole project.
Here’s where we started about 5 weeks ago:
After the big demo day:
And the final product:
I CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE THIS IS OUR BATHROOM!
From the exact opposite direction – before:
We built a new closet, installed new doors, new flooring, new trim, and most of the drywall is new.
And I put that vase of faux greenery on the counter … quite possibly the most difficult part of the whole renovation.
The shower before:
I talked a little more about the shower situation in my post about the plan. But, yes, I’m a little embarrassed to post that photo for the whole internet to see … the shower/tub was in SERIOUS NEED of some love. And I even bleached the living snot out of it before taking photos.
But let’s not focus on that .. here’s the after:
SO. MUCH. BETTER.
We thought about tiling the walls again, but decided to go with a surround. The whole idea was that we could get the shower operating again as quickly as possible since this is the only bathroom (other than the dungeon toilet).
Do you remember how that went? My Instagram buddies witnessed that escapade …
It did not go quickly at all.
In fact, I probably could have just tiled the wall and it wouldn’t have made any difference in the timeline.
Long story short: I ended up re-plumbing the entire shower and tub basically in the middle of the night.
Joseph was out of town. I had both kiddos (2 y.o. and 7 months). I had to turn the water off to the entire house because there were no shut-off valves on the shower pipes (don’t worry – I installed some). My hands were DESTROYED. There were pipes everywhere. The hardware store was closed.
It was a good time.
BUT IT ALL ENDED UP OK and everything works perfectly now!
After that plumbing adventure, I was happy to go back to something a little more familiar. So I tackled a DIY vanity makeover (tutorial coming soon).
Here’s the before:
And the after:
Honestly, it turned out WAY better than I was expecting! I think it really brings the whole bathroom together.
**UPDATE: see the full vanity makeover tutorial here.
I wasn’t sure what to do above the toilet, but settled for a new set of floating shelves. I’m not sure I can say this on a DIY blog, but I seriously considered buying them. However, I looked and looked and looked and just couldn’t find anything I liked that was in our price range. So I ended up putting this set together and I’M SO GLAD I did. They turned out great and really completed the space.
UPDATE: Grab the DIY floating shelves tutorial here.
Last, but not least, Joseph installed brand new Lifeproof Vinyl Plank Flooring.
It’s only been a few weeks, but I’m REALLY impressed with it so far. I originally wanted to install large stone tiles, but this Lifeproof flooring is SO comfy on our feet and much warmer than tile.
I’ll keep you posted on how it holds up over time, but we’re very happy with it on first impression!
And that pretty much wraps it up!
This seems like such a short post for the amount of work that went into the whole project, but I suppose the photos are the important part! To all of our friends and followers who kept cheering us on – THANK YOU SO MUCH. You kept us going through the challenges and tough nights. We appreciate each and every one of you so much.
Though this was a challenging project, we’re both SO GLAD we did it. It makes the entire house feel so much nicer and newer. And, I tell you what, we’ll know EXACTLY how to do a bathroom next time and I’m sure (*fingers crossed) it’ll go much more smoothly!
I’ve gathered as many sources as possible for you.
Walls: Sherwin-Williams 7029 Agreeable Gray in satin
Trim: Sherwin-Williams 7006 Extra White in semi-gloss
Vanity: Sherwin-Williams 6207 Retreat in semi-gloss
Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
Thanks for stopping by!