DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Renovation – The Reveal

The big reveal of our latest project – a DIY modern farmhouse bathroom renovation.

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno

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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:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno before 1

After the big demo day:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno before 8

And the final product:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno


From the exact opposite direction – before:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno before 6

And after:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno

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:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno before 4

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:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno


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).

We seriously considered buying a brand new vanity and considered even trying out a different size. But, ultimately, we decided to save some money and work with the existing cabinet.

Here’s the before:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno before 2

And the after:

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno

I’m working on the full tutorial for you all, but I built new shaker cabinet doors, new shaker drawer fronts, added new hardware, painted, and updated the countertop and faucet.

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.

DIY Floating Shelves

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!

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reno

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


Simply click the photos below to shop:

Cultured Marble Vanity Top in White with White Sink
Mandouri 4 in. Centerset 2-Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet in Matte Black
Seaside Oak 7.1 in. x 47.6 in. Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Bathroom 3-Piece Accessory Set in Matte Black
Franklin Brass P29617K-SI-B Straight Bar Pull, 4″ 
Cloudy Bay 3 Light Distressed Black and Wood Bathroom Vanity Light
Industrial Rewind Matte Black Soap Dispenser Pump on Clear 16oz 
Clean Large Modern Black Frame Wall Mirror | 24″ x 36″
Striped Bath Rug White/Black – Opalhouse 
6pc Beacon Bath Towels Sets
Aseana Media Bin Natural 4.75″x7″
Aseana Large Milk Crate Natural 11″x13.5″
Solid Shower Curtain Cream – Threshold™
72″ Rust Resistant Shower Curtain Rod – Made By Design™
S Hook Without Roller Ball Shower Curtain Rings Matte Black

Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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Reader Interactions


    • tylynn_sattler says

      Thank you! It’s Lifeproof vinyl plank flooring from Home Depot. It is waterproof. I’m definitely not an expert on flooring, but yes I’d recommend waterproof flooring in a bathroom.

  1. TBert says

    What a gorgeous renovation! You should be so proud of this!
    Could you tell me the overall room dimensions and the new closet dimensions?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Thank you! It was a lot of work but definitely worth it! The room is about 9′ x 7′. The closet is 4′ wide and about 2 1/2′ deep.

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Yes! It’s wood and I painted it with Sherwin-Williams urethane trim enamel in extra white.

  2. Steph says

    I love everything about this! The mirror that’s linked looks like it has a thicker frame than the mirror in your photos. Is your mirror a different brand?

    • tylynn_sattler says

      I had to link to a slightly different mirror a couple months after I posted the reveal because the link no longer worked. The style is pretty much the same though!

  3. Audra says

    I love this! We are basically remodeling the same layout…and I would be so grateful if you could share what tub/shower combo you installed. For some reason I’m having the most difficult time choosing this or if I do find one I like it will not come in a left side drain. Thank you for sharing this beautiful remodel!

    • tylynn_sattler says

      Thanks! We got the tub and shower surround at Menards. I’m not sure now exactly which one it was, but I just looked up the size we needed with the right drain location and picked one for a decent price. Sorry I don’t have the exact link!

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