One Room Challenge Spring 2020 | Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal

I never thought this day would come. Have you ever envisioned something you wanted so badly but had no clue how to get started?

For me, I had decorated this bathroom in my mind a million times. I made every excuse not to start. Money. Knowledge. Time. Help.

Then one day it happened.

A friend recommended I join the One Room Challenge as a guest participant. The rest is history. Eight weeks ago I started this journey… today it comes to an end. Let’s walk down memory lane for a moment…



old bathroom with laminate floor and builders grade fixtures

Before I show you the full renovation, let me remind you how very “builders grade” this space actually was. Peeling vinyl, cracked vanity, broken bi-fold doors to the linen closet… the list goes on and on. 

After my old roommate moved out, the door remained closed – always.

small red mutt standing in front of plain wood vanity

Oh, and lets not forget the light fixture that only had two lights that worked! What a nightmare.

I’m not even sure why I felt the decanter was a nice decor touch either. I swear I have more design sense than that. Promise.

builders grade bathroom before renovation

Alright, now that we remember what it used to look like. I can’t wait to show you what it looks like now!

Let’s take a tour together and see the transformation….


The paint used in this room is Sherwin Williams “Black Magic” and “White Flour.” The trim and doors are “Super White” by Benjamin Moore. The vanity was refinished with Rust-oleum Milk Paint in “Eclipse.”

What started with an idea to paint the vanity black, turned into a black accent wall. 

I reused the mirror but decided to frame it in 1×3 naturally stained wood. I love mixing textiles, metals, wood and glass accents. The various textures and elements really help layer the space and keep your eye interested.

Love these “dent and scratch” clearance picture frames I snagged from Walmart for $11 a piece.

The moment I saw these curtains, I knew I needed to have them in my life! I think they make the shower really stand out and make a soft statement. I have a waterproof shower curtain in the tub, and these soft drapey sheer curtains on the outside to add depth.

I think the brass accents on black makes this space feel so classic and vintage.

I love the way the vanity turned out. The richness of the black is wonderful. Finished in a clear wax for protection, it was the least expensive upgrade ever!

Those who follow me on Instagram, know Bravo makes an appearance in my home rather frequently. His horse shoe is inlayed into my faux fireplace. It only seemed fitting to include him in this space as well.

This may be my favorite shot. It’s hard to get the vibe of a room in a photo. You can see the amber glow of the edison bulbs and the warm accents make this bathroom feel so cozy.

A little “Antique Gold” Rub-n-Buff helped transform this plain toilet paper holder into a unique piece. Perfect for this space!

I just adore this medallion rug! I stressed for three days over an antique rug fro this space, and then last minute this boho style rug caught my eye. Now, I want one in every room!

Well, there you have it friends. My fully transformed bathroom. I really like how it turned out. It wasn’t my intention to ever use black in my home, but this bathroom has really changed my mind about color in general. Who knows what the next renovation will include.



Vanity Top – Cultured Marble Vanity Top in White

Vanity Paint – Rust-oleum Milk Paint in Eclipse

Faucet – Antique Brass Fixture with Popup Drain

Hardware – Antique Brass Knobs x 5 – also used on linen closet doors 

Light – Olivera 3 Light Fixture 





Basket – 13″x14″ Woven Natural Basket

Towels – 4 Piece Luxury Turkish Bath Towel in White

Rug – 2’x4.4″ Handwoven Medallion Rug

Shelve Brackets – Black Farmhouse Shelf Bracket x 4

Soap /Lotion Dispensers – 2 Pack 16oz. Amber Glass Dispensers

Picture Frames – I got mine on clearance at Walmart for $11 a piece – but they are exactly like theses 11″x14″ Gold Picture Frame

Pictures – Prints from my Etsy Shop

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Again, I want to thank One Room Challenge and their official media partner Better Homes & Gardens for this opportunity. I pushed my creativity, my problem solving skills, and found my dedication. I learned what I could do alone, and when to ask for help (even if I’m still no good at it.)

There are so many lessons found on this journey. I can truly say, I can’t wait till the next challenge!

Make sure you head over and check out the guest participants as well as the featured designers spaces they have created too. Countless hours have gone into creating, designing, photographing, and typing. Go give them some love please!

I promised myself I would take a little break after this project was completed. However, those who know me know my mind is already planning the next project. 

Till next time.



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