Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Reveal

I feel like it has been forever since I’ve done a major room reveal (well, because it has) and I’m so so excited to show you all my first one of the year! (And it’s proof that I’m actually taking my word of the year seriously!) Our downstairs half-bath was one of the last rooms in our home that needed to be updated and all it took was getting a new faucet to jump start the project.

And now, I have a Modern Farmhouse Bathroom that I just love!  


WARNING: This post is super picture heavy! I’ll share a few thoughts but I’ll mostly let you enjoy the pics, because let’s face it, that’s the best part. AND you must keep scrolling to see the actual before and after pictures because they are really good :)

Modern Farmhouse Half Bath Makeover! You have to see the before and after. via

Like most of our room makeovers, I’m always trying to work on a budget and I try to update what I have versus ripping anything out. Which is why I put in faux concrete countertops right over our existing laminate ones and painted the existing vanity. It was an easy and inexpensive solution.

For those of you wondering about a tutorial on the countertops, you can get the full tutorial here.

Faux Concrete Countertops! An easy solution for an industrial look. via

And here is the beautiful Moen faucet that started all of this! You can’t just update one thing can you? It was truly a domino effect. We went to install the faucet and found that it was actually too big for our existing sink. So we bought a new sink, installed the faucet and then realized the sink was the wrong shape for the vanity….. yup that’s how it went. So we ended up carving out the hole and making the new sink work.

Modern Industrial Half-Bath Makeover! lots of fun DIY ideas for doing this on a budget. via

My two main sources of inspiration for this bathroom was this one from HGTV Rate My Space and this one from Route 2 Rural.  Both had the black round mirrors that I love.

Modern Farmhouse Half-Bath Makeover! Go see the before, so refreshing. via

DIY Industrial Succulent Holder

This succulent planter was inspired by Not Just A Housewife’s Garden Wall Planter. I made a mini version for the bathroom and love the character it brings to the room.

Modern Farmhouse Half-Bath Makeover. Great ideas for a tiny bathroom!

You’ll notice some familiar pieces as we move in this direction. My DIY Rustic Shelves and my DIY Bathroom Art.

Modern Farmhouse Half-Bath Makeover! Great ideas for decorating on a budget. via

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Decor via

I found this wooden box at my local Fred Meyer, it was the perfect size and I love that it has three compartments. And yes, I just wrapped my tissue box in brown paper so it would coordinate with the space :)

DIY Rustic Bathroom Shelves! Easy and inexpensive. via

Vintage Modern Bathroom via

Vintage Wash Printable! via

Cute magazine basket!

Because every bathroom needs some reading material.

Vintage Modern Half Bath Makeover - this driftwood towel holder is really different and brings a lot of character to the space. via

And as we move to the back wall, this is definitely one of my favorite things about the space. I just couldn’t help myself, I had to put in another wood plank wall (see my first one here). The entire back wall is such a statement and I topped it off with a DIY Towel Rack made from curtain rod holders and a piece of driftwood from my grandparent’s beach cabin.

Industrial towel older using curtain rods and driftwood! via

black frame from Target!

I eventually want to put a pic of the kids in here but for now one of our wedding pictures will do :)

Half Bath Makeover! you have to see the before and after. via

Before and Afters

Half-Bath Makeover Before and After 1

It really is amazing what a little paint and a few updated fixtures can do!Half-Bath Makeover Before and After 2 Half-Bath Makeover Before and After 3Don’t you love the before? Yes, it was just a blank wall before this all started.

Half-Bath Makeover Before and After 4Changing out the light fixture was another interesting experience. When I took down the old light I discovered that the electrical box was NOT centered with the vanity. Who does that? And since I wanted to put in a single light, this became a huge problem. So thankfully one of our good friends is an electrician and he graciously moved the entire box for me in exchange for dinner. Problem solved.


Farmhouse Light – Lowes

Black Circular Mirror – Target

Brushed Nickel Faucet – Moen

Shelving Brackets – Target 

Soap and Lotion Dispenser – Decor Steals 

Wood Planter Box – Fred Meyer


DIY Shelves – HERE

DIY Wash Picture and Frame – HERE

Wood Plank Wall – HERE

Concrete Countertops- HERE

Modern Farmhouse Half-Bath Makeover. Great ideas for a tiny bathroom!

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    I love this. Everything is so beautiful I love the difference. The counter is beautiful, is it wood or something else? We have these ugly counters in the bathrooms with built in shell shaped sinks, I would definitely love to do something like your counters here. And that is a very cool faucet!

  2. says

    I lOVE it Taryn! Did you put the concrete over your laminate countertops because I just showed my husband a bunch of pictures trying to get him to let me do this in our kitchen! : ) Maybe I’ll try it your way and test it out in the bathroom to convince him. hehe. Love that plank wall! Everything is just perfection!

  3. says

    Love it! I would LOVE to hear more about redoing the counter top and also tips on painting the cabinet… I am thinking about painting our Master Bathroom’s vanity, yet I am scared to start. I love the new light fixture, the towel holder… just all of it! Great job!

  4. says

    It looks awesome! What an incredible {budget friendly, too!} transformation you’ve made. I’m just about to start tackling our teeny tiny bathroom, too, and you’ve inspired me to get going! What is the wall color you used? I love it.

  5. says

    LOVE the countertop! I can’t wait to hear how you did it! Updating my powder room is next on my list and that countertop could be the solution I’ve been looking for.

  6. says

    Love, love, LOVE this Taryn! And I can’t wait to hear more about those countertops! We have some in our house that could definitely use some help! Your styling is beautiful, and that light fixture is perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Pinning!

    ~Abby =)

  7. Kimberly Reed says

    Wow, Taryn! Gorgeous, gorgeous. Yes, I love the countertop for sure, and all of the extra touches you’ve added make this space amazing! Absolutely love the driftwood towel rack. What a smart, creative gal you are! Thanks so much for sharing. It’s inspiring. :)

  8. says

    I’m getting ready to redo my half bath and paint it white. Thanks for the inspiration. I totally love what you’ve done with your bathroom and it’s the look I’m going for. Your towel bar is so creative! Visiting from the party bunch link party.

  9. says

    I love everything about this space! I love all the details! You did a wonderful job! Found your blog through Tatertots & Jello! Looking forward to following along!

  10. says

    Hi Taryn,
    Your bath turned out lovely. It has a cottage/farmhouse feel to it. Love the planked walls, black mirror and the light fixture. Look forward to seeing your counter tutorial.
    Enjoy all your hard work.,
    Pieced Pastimes

  11. Kristen says

    Great job! I was wondering what concrete sealer you used on your countertop? I’m going to Ardex mine this weekend. Thank you!!

  12. says

    Love, love, love your bathroom makeover. It’s a beautiful fresh space. I think your towel bar idea is just great. I am pinning it!

  13. Julie woodman says

    Where did you find the outlet cover? I have that size and had to repaint existing because we couldn’t find one!

  14. Kayl says

    I absolutely love the idea of concrete counters! Love this so very much, I have a bathroom just like it and this gives me some awesome inspiration!

  15. says

    What a transformation! I love this so much. Especially the driftwood towel bar–gorgeous. Can I make a suggestion? There seems to be a lot of empty space between the sink and the mirror…I’d recommend getting one a little larger. Great job!

  16. Rhonda says

    I have that exact vanity in a small bathroom off the pool; I need that tutorial for the concrete countertops asap, please! Great job inspiring me to work on this room.


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