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Future Farmhouse Design Project


As a homeowner, it’s only natural to have those “to do” design projects that are constantly on your mind. When we bought and started rehabbing our farmhouse in 2009, the focus was concentrating on redoing most of the main rooms so we could move in. But the one room we did not get to was the small bathroom off of the entry. It has some wonderful features in place including a vintage white pedestal sink, stone flooring, white wainscoting woodwork and a incredible wood door. But it also has one of those shower inserts that was most likely added in the 1980’s by a previous owner and to me sticks out like a sore thumb. I do try to conceal the shower with a plain white curtain which helps but it just does not go with the rest of the farmhouse. So I’ve been culling inspirational photos together from Pinterest for a future bathroom project:

I adore the tub and faucet in the above photo. It is on the smaller side which I think would fit well into my tiny space. The simple white basket and bench would also be perfect elements to add for a farmhouse feel.


Horizontal paneling that is painted white is just a clean and classic look. I don’t think it ever goes out of style. The double window is also a beauty.

I thought the vintage clawfoot tub with the stenciled pattern was so unique. The vertical wall paneling is lovely especially with the pegged shelf. I’ve always loved the look of fresh white towels hanging in bathrooms off of pegs.

Why not place a large mirror by the tub? Love the whole concept above. I’m actually thinking of using this idea because the pictured space is very close to the size I will be working with. I may change the stone floor and use wide plank oak in a honey color.

The bathroom project is probably a few months away but it gives me time to source out the fixtures so stay tuned:) I will be sure and post before and after photos too.

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  • Reply
    tarnished royalty
    May 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Sounds like a fun project and I’m sure it will be beautiful. Not sure I would be brave enough to have a huge mirror right there though, ha!

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      Carol Spinski
      May 6, 2013 at 4:07 am

      I know, was thinking the very same thing!

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      Carol Spinski
      June 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      I know that mirror might be beautiful but my luck it would land in the tub with me! Thank You-Carol

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    Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita
    April 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I love them all! One thing you might consider for the bath is the tile that looks like wood. Have you seen it? It’s what Serena/Farm Chicks used when they built their home. I love it – I am going to be using it in the kitchen so it is consistent with the look of the floors downstairs, but has the durability of tile. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out though!

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      Carol Spinski
      April 24, 2013 at 3:47 am

      Hi Stephanie,

      Yes I’m very familiar with the faux wood tile as that is what I used back in 2009 in our Master bathroom and laundry room. I love it because I have the look of wood without the added maintenance.

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    Sheila R
    April 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Can’t wait to see how you transform your bathroom. Please tell me you are keeping the old door leading in as it is so beautiful!

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      Carol Spinski
      April 24, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Oh you bet Sheila! It’s a keeper for sure:)

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