My Country Farmhouse – Main Bathroom Facelift

Original bathroom

Over the past two years I have done minor changes in the main bathroom. The most dramatic change in 2017 was removing the old mustard grass cloth style wall paper and painting it a soft greige colour to match the floors.  I removed a large handmade medicine cabinet from the wall over the toilet (sold it at my garage sale for $15 this summer) and replaced it with a beautiful vintage water colour and removed the old metal medicine cabinet (sold at the garage sale for $20) from over the sink and replaced it with a new wooden mirror ($40 at Wal Mart) and a handmade wood and cast iron shelf.

January 2019 I decided it was time to finish what I started.  This bathroom has the original gold towel bars and soap holder.  They are in excellent shape and super sturdy so I did not want to remove them completely. I decided to spray paint them gold to freshen them up, I also painted the cabinet knobs to match.  All of this was done with a left over can of gold spray paint from the middle bedroom door stopper project. I also hung the third towel rod in the bath tub to hang my caddy off of.

The old tiles were  painted with a tile primer followed by a high gloss white paint to get rid of the mustard yellow colour. Once that was complete I did some touch up paint on the wall around the old light fixture, shelf and linen closet. At an antique store in Peterborough I found a cute gold framed mirror that was on clearance for $20 (reg. $30) the size was right and so was the colour.  It replaced the old wooden mirror and the shelf which I can use in another part of the house.

For about $60 I’ve transformed my slightly aged bathroom in to a more elegant victorian farmhouse bathroom. And I love it!

January 26, 2019 – I’ve hung the newest light fixture. The bathroom is officially complete.


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