I can’t believe we are here – the final reveal of this Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room. It has been so much fun pulling this room together on a budget. Since we were making this room match the adjacent decor, this powder room finally adds a cohesive feel to my downstairs.
Since we used materials we had on hand, we were able to keep out of pocket costs at a minimum.
Of course, the reveal wouldn’t be as stunning if I don’t start with the before.
Ugly floors, dated vanity, old wallpaper – it all needed to be updated. This was my inspiration board:
Week 2, we painted the beadboard and sink cabinet base. We also installed the new toilet.
We hung the temporary Fabric wallpaper in the Third Week, and I’m in love with how it looks!
The fourth week was the slowest with progress and we found and painted the brackets for the shelves over the toilet.
In Week Six, we installed the Wood Countertop for our sink. This was where we ran into our first hiccup. Our faucet that we purchased did not fit our sink we planned to reuse, so we had change out the original faucet to one that would accommodate the sink. It set our budget back a few bucks, but the headache was an easy fix.
So now comes the fun stuff – adding the decor!
I styled the shelves with a mix of new purchases and items from my personal collection.
I found this tiny wooden birdhouse at a local shop here in town. It is so cute – it even lights up! I styled it with some books I had on hand as well as a tiny ceramic bird. The vintage milkglass piece is from my succulent garden I made last year.
My collection of milkglass decanters works perfectly in this shelf styling!
I have had this frame in my collection for years, but never had a place for it until now!
Another purchase I made was this cute white lantern. It was on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off!
Over the sink, I was finally able to install the vintage medicine cabinet given to us from Trent’s parents.
I cleaned it up using a mixture of olive oil and vinegar to revive the finish.
It’s complete with the original ceramic pull. Of course, the mirror is perfectly aged and weathered!
I added a few more mini milkglass succulent plants with a vintage milkglass soap dish I found years ago.
Since I found this cute cement tile planter for only $5, it was a huge score!
This cast iron hook came in a set of three and works great as a towel hook.
Now for the numbers and sources. Affiliate links are provided at no cost to you, but may treat me to a cup of coffee! Read my full disclosure here.
VINTAGE FARMHOUSE POWDER ROOM MAKEOVER
Materials we had on hand:
- ✓Replace Flooring using leftover from Kitchen and Laundry Room
- ✓Paint existing cabinet using paint on hand
- ✓Paint beadboard with white oil on hand
- ✓Replace light fixture with previously used one from another room
- ✓Make shelves from leftover countertop scraps
- ✓Reuse Sink basin
- ✓Hang Vintage Medicine Cabinet
Purchases to Make:
- ✓Replace Toilet – $100
- ✓Install BeadBoard and Trim – $50
- ✓Build Wood Countertop – $48
- ✓DIY Fabric Wallpaper with starch – $82
- ✓Replace Faucet – $98
- ✓Decor Purchases – $57
- Painted Metal Shelf brackets – $14
- Lighted wooden birdhouse – $12
- Cement Square Tile Planter – $5
- Galvanized Metal Container – $8
- Milkglass – from personal collection – free
- Small White Lantern – $10
- Frame, books and greenery – collected around the house
- Cast Iron Towel Hook – $8 (similar ones here)
TOTAL SPENT: $435
I can’t believe we are under budget! The goal for this Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room was to use materials we had on hand and to make our out of pocket purchases minimal. I am so pleased with the results! And I think I’m going to treat the boys to a nice dinner with the left over money for putting up with our room remodel.
I will be spending the next few days celebrating all the other bloggers and their big reveals over at Calling it Home’s link up. So much inspiration for sure! A huge thank you to Linda and House Beautiful for hosting such an incredible challenge! It’s always so fun to join in.