Farmhouse Powder Bathroom

Last week we were stuck inside for the day, thanks to a crazy spring-time blizzard, so I spontaneously decided to do a quick makeover on our powder bathroom. It’s actually been on my list of projects since the day we moved in, but it’s just one of those things I never prioritized. But the day has come! And I’m so happy I finally got around to doing it. Here’s how it looked before:

Powder Bathroom Before Powder Bathroom Before

And here it is now:

Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity

Farmhouse Powder Bathroom Farmhouse Powder Bathroom

Farmhouse Bathroom Decor:: Vintage Harp from Dresser

This is definitely a small bathroom, but doesn’t it seem so much bigger now?! What a change a little paint can bring. The paint color on the walls is Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams. This is the same color used in our living room, dining room, and breakfast nook area. I may be a little biased, but I think it’s the best color ever–and definitely a lot more soothing than the red that was here before. You can read more about my love for this paint color here.

Farmhouse Powder Bathroom::Vintage toilet sign

I absolutely love this “toilet” sign and I want one for every bathroom door now! I found it on Amazon for a great price.

Farmhouse Powder Bathroom

I used Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint on this vanity cabinet with clear wax. I have never painted a cabinet with chalk paint, so this was a first for me. I used the same technique I shared in this post on chalk painting tips. So easy and fast! And what an amazing difference from the black we had before. I then lightly distressed the edges with a piece of sand paper.

Farmhouse Bathroom:: Chalk Painted Vanity Distressed

Farmhouse Bathroom Decor::All Natural Soap and Lavender

Let me take a minute to rave about this soap from Hannah Jane Soaps. This stuff is AMAZING! I seriously cannot get enough of it. Not only does it smell absolutely incredible, but each bar of soap is made with natural ingredients, including coconut oil, and is completely unprocessed. Living in Colorado means my hands are always really dry, especially in the winter, but when I use this soap they are soooo soft and moisturized. I love it! The two I have here, Lemongrass and Meadows, are perfect for Spring. My bathroom smells like a field of flowers! You can order online here and also find Hannah on Instagram here.

Farmhouse Bathroom Decor:::Natural Soap and Lavender

Farmhouse Bathroom Decor::Lavender and Vintage Towel Rack

I found this little hook at a local antique shop several months ago. I love it so much more than a traditional towel ring, which is what we had here before.

Farmhouse Bathroom Decor::Vintage Cream Can for Toilet Paper

And of course I have to add in a bit of vintage goodness with this old, galvanized can for toilet paper. Isn’t it unique? I have never seen a can like this one, with the handle on top and wide mouth opening. So I did a little research and found that this can was made by Cream City in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1930’s – 1940’s. Apparently this can was used to separate the cream from the milk. It has a handle on the back and the top, as well as two “ear” handles on the sides. Unlike most buckets, more than half of the top is covered. Such a cool piece!

Toilet Paper in Vintage Cream Can

Well that’s my farmhouse powder bathroom! I plan to do a few more updates to this space. I want to change out the mirror and light fixture eventually, maybe even add beadboard. But for now this is soooo much better. Let me know what you think!

Easy and affordable powder bathroom makeover you can do in one weekend. Add farmhouse style to your bathroom in a few easy steps!

Sarah here! Nice to meet you. Iโ€™m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.

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12 Comments

  1. 3.29.16
    Pam said:

    It is quite amazing how paint color can open or close a space. Love the new color and all the goodies you decorated with!! Your style is my favorite!! Yes it looks twice as big.

  2. 4.1.16
    Meg said:

    What a transformation! Love all the charming farmhouse details you incorporated! The yellow makes all the difference here.

    I totally share your love of naturally made soaps. We buy ours from a local soap shop and our bathroom always smells incredible because of it. Definitely the way to go!

    • 4.1.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Meg, I appreciate that! And thanks for reading.

  3. 4.2.16
    Mola said:

    Great article

  4. 4.4.16

    Great makeover! The power of paint is always amazing to me – and love the little vintage details!

    • 4.4.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks Jenn! Such an easy makeover but a big difference. Have a great day!

  5. 4.4.16
    Kellie said:

    what a great little makeover with a big statement! and yes, it seems so much bigger now! Great job!!

    • 4.5.16
      Sarah said:

      Thanks my friend! I love how it turned out.

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    Anonymous said:

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