Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover


A pink 1960s bathroom gets a modern farmhouse makeover. Featuring subway tile, honed granite and a reclaimed wood vanity with vessel sink, this updated bathroom is full of ideas for your own rustic and charming makeover

I chose a fresh, light-gray color scheme for the walls and floor to offset the rustic details of my farmhouse decor. Starting with a neutral backdrop allows the other elements in the room (vanity, statement mirror, tile, etc.) really shine.

Start with a Neutral Color Scheme

White subway tiles are ideal for the shower area and withstand frequent splashes of soapy water from a happy toddler.

Subway Tile is Always a Good Choice

Bringing in a rustic touch with natural wood really adds farmhouse charm to any space. For this bathroom, I had the vanity custom-built to fit our little alcove.

Bring in Natural Wood

We chose chrome fixtures but brushed brass or matte black works well too. Also, don’t be afraid to mix metals. In our powder room, we mixed oil rubbed bronze with antique brass and I love how it turned out.

Choosing Fixtures

This alcove previously had a window which meant we could not hang a mirror. We removed it, moved it to the bath alcove and added a new light here instead.

Explore New Lighting Options

Removing the cast iron tub was going to prove too costly and too much of a pain so our options were either to reglaze or put a liner on it. 

Save Your Tub – Use a Liner