Ideas for a Farmhouse Style Budget Bathroom Remodel | Before and After
Replace the sink
We searched and searched until we found a teeny tiny sink that would fit in the space. It ended up being a miracle find at our local thrift store for only $3.50.
Hide the pipes with a farmhouse sink skirt
I wasn’t fond of the pipes sticking out under the sink, so I sewed a quick sink skirt using painter’s drop cloth. Once gathered to the right length, I used adhesive Velcro to attach it to the underside of the sink.
Replace the flooring
This was our original flooring.
Like many linoleum floors from that era, it was very sturdy and contained asbestos. There were no rips in the flooring and we didn’t want to deal with the dangerous removal process, so we went with plan B.
We discovered a wonderful flooring product that just rolled out over the existing flooring. It didn’t require any glue or subfloor ~ just baseboards after it was cut to fit.
Here it was after.
Since just a tiny remnant was required for that small room, it only cost $35!
Paint the Walls and Trim
A fresh coat of paint does wonders for a room. Normally, I would recommend removing wallpaper ALWAYS before painting, I discovered that in this case, I needed to paint right over it. Layers and layers of wallpaper were stacked up with the last layer being varnished on! There was no getting it off.
So, after priming it with the recommended primer (ask your paint store for recommendations), I painted it in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Cashmere color with White Heron trim.
Sew a Curtain
The odd location of the sink made it awkward to know where to place a mirror. Along with the privacy situation of the window, I decided to sew a curtain out of drop cloth and hang a mirror in front of it.
Make a towel bar
Since the room is so very tiny, the logistics of hanging up 5 towels was tricky. We ended up cutting one long board to fit the length of the longest wall, painting it, and attaching silver hooks to it. It functions really well.
Hang Shelves Above the Toilet
Two floating shelves above the toilet provide much needed storage. Folded towels fit perfectly, and storage containers hold needed items.
Adding a large hand painted sign (tutorial found here) gave the room some style and interest.
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Although not a super, duper stunning transformation, we found that for less than $50, it was a great improvement!