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Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room – for less than $500!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

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.

Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room - working with a limited budget, these bloggers are going to try to makeover their 1/2 bath

Ugly floors, dated vanity, old wallpaper – it all needed to be updated.  This was my inspiration board:

Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room - working with a limited budget, these bloggers are going to try to makeover their 1/2 bath

In Week 1, we extended the flooring from our Laundry Room into the half bath to match as well as install the beadboard wall.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

Week 2, we painted the beadboard and sink cabinet base. We also installed the new toilet.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

We hung the temporary Fabric wallpaper in the Third Week, and I’m in love with how it looks!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

The fourth week was the slowest with progress and we found and painted the brackets for the shelves over the toilet.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

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.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!
DIY wood Bathroom Countertop: how we replaced our ugly formica countertops in one weekend

So now comes the fun stuff – adding the decor!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

I styled the shelves with a mix of new purchases and items from my personal collection.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

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.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

My collection of milkglass decanters works perfectly in this shelf styling!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

I have had this frame in my collection for years, but never had a place for it until now!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

Another purchase I made was this cute white lantern. It was on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

Over the sink, I was finally able to install the vintage medicine cabinet given to us from Trent’s parents.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

I cleaned it up using a mixture of olive oil and vinegar to revive the finish.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

It’s complete with the original ceramic pull. Of course, the mirror is perfectly aged and weathered!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

I added a few more mini milkglass succulent plants with a vintage milkglass soap dish I found years ago.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

Since I found this cute cement tile planter for only $5, it was a huge score!

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!
How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

This cast iron hook came in a set of three and works great as a towel hook.

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!
How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

So, 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:

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.

week 1week 2week 3week 4week 5week 6, REVEAL

How to create a Vintage Farmhouse Powder Room for less than $500. We were on a tight budget, but it didn't keep us from creating the half bath we wanted!

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50 Comments

  1. Thank you Kalila! I am so glad you liked it and yes, we hope to join in the fun again this Spring!

  2. What a great space! I love the wallpaper you chose. Everything looks so good! you did an excellent job and I hope to see you in the spring.

  3. What a beautiful bathroom! That wallpaper is to die for, I am in love! I’m all about great design on a budget and you knocked this out of the park!! Congratulations!

  4. What a beautiful, well-put-together space, just full of special touches. I love everything about it! And yes, I’m going to echo everyone else- the fabric wallpaper is stunning!

  5. That fabric wallpaper is amazing!!! And I love the vintage family touches, they are the perfect compliment. Incredible job!!

  6. I can’t believe you pulled this off with only $500! You did a beautiful job! And that wallpaper is a show stopper!

  7. Jen, what a transformation! You made the most of your budget, and the bathroom is adorable. That vintage medicine cabinet caught my eye. It’s a beauty!

    You have a gift for pulling rooms together with decor and accessories. I always enjoy your projects. See you next spring? 🙂

  8. Susie – your sweet words make me smile! Thank you for taking the time to leave such nice comments!

  9. Jennifer, your powder room looks amazing! I am in love with all the wood tones. The medicine cabinet is such a treasure. Your fabric choice for the wall treatment is perfect. It really brings the space together. Congratulations on a beautiful makeover!!!

  10. Oh wow! I’m so impressed with this powder room! You did a fabulous job! I’m all googly-eyed over that wallpaper and floor! Love the entire space to the moon ad back! ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  11. Simply Beautiful room Jen! Love the wall paper and the shelf styling the most! Congrats and Cheers to us for another room done!

  12. I LOVE this powder room, Jen! The color palette is spot on for the vintage farmhouse look. Love those floors! Great accomplishment for this to be done for only $500. Congrats on completing the ORC in style! xo

  13. Jen, what an absolutely charming space. You have flawless taste. I love it so much!!

  14. Michaela – you are so kind!! The light fixture is original to the house just updated a few years ago with some spray paint.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words!

  15. What a beautiful transformation and a bargain at the same time. LOVE!!!!!

  16. Such a great transformation!! It doesn’t even look like a budget makeover. The wall paper is so gorgeous, and all the little details bring the space together. I LOVE that light fixture!! Where is it from? Great Job!!

  17. Thank you so much, and yeah…. I kinda have a milkglass addiction. Like a moth to the flame each time I find a piece! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!

  18. Wow! Love reveal, fits in perfectly. Love how it loooks from outside the powder room! Everything works so well together.. so many great milk glass accents. Great job!

  19. Deb – I’m honored that my little room inspired you! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such sweet words. It was fun doing this ORC with you!

  20. I love your powder room — the details and styling are totally on point. Being able to use materials you already on hand is such a smart way to remodel. The fabric “wallpaper” is my favorite touch!

  21. Absolutely FABULOUS job and impressive that you did all of this under budget. It looks great. Way to go!

  22. Wow that is a lot of impact for the budget! I am amazed! The fabric wallpaper is a great idea. We have a bathroom that needs a refresh and this is inspiring me to see what I can accomplish on a budget!

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