farm house style bathroom

y’all! i’m soooo excited for this post as it’s been a loooong time coming.


my pea brain has been swirling about this bathroom ever since we moved into our house last year.


i originally bought this dresser on Craigslist to use as a vanity for the boys’ bathroom. but the cowboy carpenter we used for our initial remodel work couldn’t seem to figure out how to make it work. but that didn’t stop me!


so i searched high and low and finally found a wonderful finish carpenter who handled the project with ease. the vintage dresser was from a woman who had inherited it from her grandmother. i painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint to give it a soft, pretty, feminine gustavian look. grays, blues, yumminess.


and i went against the grain a bit to find the perfect single-handle faucet that would match the dresser’s hardware. single-handle is my preference with boys. it’s tough enough getting them to wash their little hands, so i figured this trough would make it fun for them to wash wash wash!


and the walls. i mean, who hasn’t fallen in love with Joanna Gaines and her love of ship lap. right? we picked up wood from a deep discount supplier, and i did a quick whitewash of Gilbertson’s Chalk Paint in Seagull (no VOC, awesome for interior paint projects!).

some of the boards i painted twice, some just once. then i finished off with an Annie Sloan clear wax and rubbed it in. i wanted variation in the look and i definitely didn’t want a perfect polished job. i wanted this to feel rustic and country.


and this little frame is from the wood cut out of the dresser where we dropped the sink. i glued some perfectly pink coral i found on a recent beach walk.


hello beach!


and with little boys and their friends…there’s always laughter in the bathroom. i just couldn’t resist these Antrhopologie metal towel holders  and figured they’d be perfect to hold TP. cuz don’t ya just get super embarrassed when you’re at a friend’s house and they’re out of TP. the worst.


we pulled the mirror from one my buddy was tossing out during his remodel. i painted some extra wood to look weathered. we hadn’t had a mirror in this bathroom for the entire year. and apologies in advance to our tall friends. you won’t be able to see your face..just your chest. we’re short. get over it.


and the light fixture. i wanted something industrial and had seen something very similar when visiting my cousins in waaaaay upstate NY earlier this summer. yes, we were way too close to where those escaped convicts were hiding…but i digress. the barns all had cool lighting. so i found this one. lovely. farm-house-bathroom-vanity-light

i hope you enjoy this bathroom as much as i do. thanks for stopping by! 🙂


About meesh

Meesh has a passion for people, creative projects, and technology. She enjoys painting furniture back to life, gardening, playing with her kids, and connecting people.


  1. Anne Keogh says

    I love this bathroom! I hope you don’t mind if I use it as my inspiration for our cottage bathroom! Just beautiful. You are very talented. Anyone who loves Joanna Gaines needs to follow you pronto!

    • ANNE! Seriously, you’re making me blush. You KNOW I’d come out there to help with the cottage. Keep me posted if you want to bat around ideas. 🙂 xxoo

  2. Gorgeous! I subscribe to the Magnolia Homes blog, and I actually thought it was a Joanna Gaines project when it popped into my reader. I love Fixer Upper! Great job! I wish you’d been doing this stuff when we built our house 8 years ago 🙂

    • Thanks, Judy! That’s very sweet. Hope all is great in your neck of the woods! 🙂 xxoo

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  4. Jen K. says

    Your bathroom looks great! I too am redoing by boy’s bathroom. I really love the light fixture you used, where can I find it?

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  5. Where’d you find your light?

  6. Ashley S. says

    Love this bathroom! How did you accomplish the darkness between the boards on the wall? My husband and I are looking to doing something similar.

    • imeeshu says

      There’s a sea grass wallpaper that we left on the walls before installing the wood. Figured it would give an extra depth to the look. Great eye for even noticing!! Good luck. 🙂