The Farmhouse Kid’s Bathroom – Bringing You Up To Speed On The (At The Time) Painful Process

HERE WE GO. Welcome to 2023 and with it some pure shifts round right here. After a lot debate, I’ve determined to carry you alongside the method of fixing some errors and displaying you rooms that aren’t prepared for his or her celebration however are fairly darn shut. I wished to attend to indicate you the children’ bathtub when it was mounted, excellent, and many others – however issues are taking longer than I had supposed and I’m eager to shift the weblog this yr (now that I’ve an exquisite group up right here to assist me) and actually bringing you in on each a part of the method – not simply building and reveal. That ought to have all the time been the intent however this final yr, transitioning the corporate and my household up right here, I used to be so underwater renovating that I couldn’t bodily do greater than 1-2 weblog posts per week, and not using a group to assist. And truthfully, it was simply such a building zone for thus lengthy that it was actually exhausting to know what was occurring visually. That’s all to say that with my small and mighty group up right here and in LA, and my willingness to indicate you my errors/regrets/adjustments, we’ll be doing extra fast course of posts in hopes that you just’ll nonetheless come again for the ultimate reveal. Can I get a collective pinky swear?? Okay nice. Right here we go…

The place Is The Youngsters’ Tub?

The youngsters’ bathtub is on the second flooring, precisely the place it was initially (I feel it was the unique main bathtub) and with nearly the identical footprint (it was structure and we tried to avoid wasting cash right here by not transferring the plumbing).

Earlier than – The Mid-90s Renovation

This was the one rest room that felt like we may go away as-is (past updating paint and lighting fixtures) and we nearly did. Now, this rest room wasn’t authentic to the home, it was redone within the 90s in a very candy manner and now that it’s nearly 35 years in the past, it was fairly run down. As soon as ARCIFORM came to visit they had been involved about the way it was reworked and identified numerous oddities/flaws. They suggested us that we’d finally be bummed that this rest room was left as-is, whereas the remainder of the home was a extra recent, high-quality transform. I’m clearly so glad now that we made that decision. Had this been a “doing this over time” state of affairs we’d have stored it and waited til the tip, however this was extra of an “suddenly” renovation which is extra painful on the time, which clearly means much less long-term building. Had the home been extra livable downstairs and never wanted full electrical and asbestos/mould eliminated in all places we’d have performed that – I’m solely saying that so that you’ve full data in case you’re in that predicament. Slower is best – over time is the clever option to do it should you can. However typically you possibly can’t.

I do kinda miss that bathroom (though I like our new one and I don’t suppose I’ve ever stated that earlier than). All of the plumbing, lighting, and medication cupboards got to the ReBuilding Heart and bought to these reworking on a price range. Now that I’m these “earlier than” images I’m hoping that we’ve the prepare rack shelf factor (under) within the storage as it’ll work so properly within the visitor bathtub!!

So sure, it was all demoed out and new plumbing and electrical had been performed (in the identical location. Then we added drywall, tile, and our stunning new fixtures. It wasn’t fairly the snap of your fingers that I’m suggesting and you’ll learn concerning the design course of HERE. And if you wish to see a fast video replace test it out right here! (simply anticipate the advert to play…THANK YOU!)

The place We Are At the moment

I like a lot about it – the inexperienced and white tile, the lighting, the plumbing fixtures, the sunshine switches, the bathe door – the entire vibe is tremendous particular. That bath nook is so cute, and so is the self-importance – quite a bit to like right here.


Welcome again to the nightmare state of affairs of publicly coping with my very personal mess up – the “too cool white”. Now after we selected this colour there was some confusion on my finish when deciding between Pure White (which we selected for the outside and love) and Additional White (which we love within the rooms and has numerous blue in it). It was a dumb and really costly mix-up. And truthfully Pure White might need been too cool for this tile anyway. However we selected this white when the lavatory was all lined in plastic and the tile was seemingly a pure white. Y’all, this was the incorrect white. I wished to repaint earlier than I confirmed you, embarrassed of my very own mistake. However it’s taken some time to decide on the suitable “white” after which we’ve to guide a painter, it’s a 3-4 day job with prep and dry instances (and the partitions and trim are two totally different finishes – satin and semi-gloss). The entire thing sucks, however now that I’ve had a ways from the preliminary nausea. I’m accepting of it and have transitioned into problem-solving mode. As I inform my youngsters “each downside has an answer” and now I’m prepared to indicate my buddies:)

As you possibly can see the paint colour makes the tile look yellow and THE TILE IS NOT YELLOW. So many classes realized. I’m not going to harp on it an excessive amount of right here as a result of there are such a lot of different fairly issues to speak about. However sure, I tousled and have felt numerous anger and frustration with myself (ARCIFORM wasn’t concerned in paint choices on account of scheduling and needing to make some choices actually rapidly – I used to be like, “I acquired this!” *hand in face emoji*). I haven’t even let Anne come over but to see it as a result of I’m too embarrassed. It’s all so dumb. Anyway, I’ve my strengths – one in every of them is styling and the opposite is admitting fault then fixing issues.

In order you possibly can see we’ve three totally different Sherwin-Williams whites that we’re selecting from. Rene from Some Kinda Panorama came to visit and helped pull the whites that she thought would work (she painted our prop closet and a part of her service is colour consultancy so I figured I’d get another person to weigh in on this with me). Above we’ve these three colours – all of which look equivalent to one another and are creamier, however as we’ve all very properly realized on this course of – all whites are very very totally different.

Faucet | Stone

Ugh. How fairly is that faucet? I’ll be speaking extra concerning the plumbing and lighting within the closing reveal – all from Rejuvenation, however will definitely hyperlink up all the things on the finish of this put up. That is the tap that made me wish to attain out to Rejuvenation on partnering on the plumbing – It’s from their Conner line and is simply so stunning.


The Classic Dresser Turned Vainness

Vainness Base (classic)

I like that self-importance a lot. I discovered the dresser at a flea market a number of years in the past in LA and up till now, the children have used it for garments. However after we had been designing this rest room I wished one thing that felt particular and soulful (and wished to avoid wasting cash). There are 1,000,000 stunning vanities available on the market, however if you need one thing distinctive, your choices are usually classic or customized…and something customized is all the time like 1000’s of {dollars}. So Jamie retrofitted this (minimize out the plumbing within the drawer) in order that we may nonetheless have storage. The keyholes simply kill me, in a great way.

Anne and Stephyn helped draw this backsplash design that I had referenced for like a yr and it was much more to do it (and we had a tile backsplash so it wasn’t vital) however now that it’s performed we LOVE it.

Concerning the backsplash – the countertop and backsplash had been imagined to be a white Thasos – a creamy white marble. However after spending a while this summer time on the mountain home the place we’ve Thasos within the youngsters’ rest room, I used to be reminded how annoying it may be for youths (on honed Thasos you possibly can see all toothpaste or cleaning soap marks, they usually typically stain for months). So I ended that and went stone buying. On the similar time, the kitchen and predominant bathtub stone (a phenomenal Carerra) was picked up from Bedrosians and dropped off for fabrication. That they had sufficient to do that rest room (the self-importance and the bathe jamb). So my choices had been to maintain buying and see what I may discover that works with the inexperienced/white that wasn’t a full slab or simply actually give them the inexperienced mild to manufacture this as properly out of the identical stone. I selected the latter (largely out of ease) realizing that this stone is gorgeous and extra forgiving than Thasos (Thasos is so white that it nearly doesn’t even appear to be an actual stone and chances are you’ll as properly get a Quartz IMHO). That’s all to say that the stone can also be cooler than the tile so when selecting the brand new white colour for the partitions I have to be sure that it shares the undertones of the stone as properly. That is exhausting for somebody who I’ve come to understand sees colours in a different way than different individuals – not saying I’ve any kind of color-blindness, however the variety of instances I’ve gotten in debates with individuals over what colour one thing is, is A LOT.

The Tub/Bathe Space

Tile | Hook

Ought to we speak tile right here??? I wished to do one thing surprising however not loopy busy so I introduced the ground tile up the wall, mixing the totally different shapes (and mixing the grout on the wall). It’s fairly darn enjoyable should you ask me. The tile is from Pratt + Larson and set up was by Stage Aircraft Tile and Stone. On the opposite facet of the room, we’ve the bathe “room” and tub nook. I just like the bathe room versus one that’s extra open with glass so we did this twice on this home.

Bathe Door (customized) | Bathe Set | Bathe Head

At first, I believed that the bathe door got here in brief, however then realized its probably for venting. I’ve gotten used to it and it’s not one thing we’re going to redo however want that we had put a venting transom above it. Not a giant deal although in any respect. I like the brass across the glass and the little knob (all per ARCIFORM’s suggestion).

Tub | Facuet

The clawfoot tub was one thing that Brian particularly wished to maintain from day one. We didn’t preserve the one which was in there as a result of I wished to present my companion Rejuvenation rooms with 100% of their product (in the event that they promote it). So we donated the bathtub to the ReBuilding Heart and it’s in another person’s home now 🙂 We do like that this one is double-sided and allowed us to do the tap behind it and have excellent symmetry on this nook.

Towel Bar

The Tweaks And What We Are Including


We wish to change out the white shades to glass shades so we don’t impede the long run mirror an excessive amount of.

Mirrors (classic)

Add a mirror over the self-importance:) And sure, we wished an inset medication cupboard however I don’t completely bear in mind why we couldn’t. It was on account of framing/electrical I feel…it’s undoubtedly one thing we may have had if we deliberate higher for it, however I feel it could have needed to be actually small between framing (or we’d have needed to reframe). Close to the tip, I simply wished to maneuver in so no, we weren’t going to re-frame (it’s the children’ bathtub in any case).

Modifications/Concepts For The Tub Wall Facet

Modifications/Concepts For The Vainness Wall

Taking a look at these images whereas scripting this put up, not on the home (on trip) makes me so excited. I can extra objectively see the potential with one closing layer and a few tweaks. Oh, yet another factor I wish to name out that somebody lately stated. Ahem, “Ooh the tile appears to be like like grass,” which wasn’t precisely what we had been going for by bringing it up the wall however after all, I can see it. I thought of it for some time and was like, “Does it appear to be grass? Would blue or pink have been higher?” However then I reframed it rapidly, as I do, reminding myself that we love grass and truly moved again to Oregon in order that our children may have grass as an alternative of concrete to play on at recess (one thing lacking in most LA faculties). Anyway, so in case you are pondering “that tile appears to be like like grass” you aren’t alone, and but we’re nonetheless very into it 🙂

Rest room Assets:

Plumbing Fixtures: Rejuvenation
Switchplates and {Hardware}: Rejuvenation
Elongated Picket Tile: Pratt and Larsen
1×4 Herringbone Tile: Pratt and Larsen
Clawfoot Tub: Rejuvenation

Sconce: Rejuvenation
Semi-Flush: Rejuvenation
Vainness and Mirror: Classic
Bathroom: Kohler
Bathe Door: Customized/Native
Tile Set up: Stage Aircraft Tile and Stone
Stone Fabrication: Alphaworks
Renovation and Carpentry: ARCIFORM

*Photographs by Kaitlin Inexperienced

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