Before and After: Modern Farmhouse Half Bathroom Reveal

A huge thank you to eFaucets for collaborating on this post. As always, all thoughts and 
opinions are my own.

After months of effort on this tiny little bathroom, and one call to our handyman about a possible toilet leak that just ended up being my toddler's inability to keep it in the toilet, I can safely say our half bath renovation is finally complete! 

I naively went into this renovation thinking it would be done within a few short weeks, so it was quite the lesson on home renovation.

In case you forget because it's been a while, here is the pretty inspiration for our modern farmhouse bathroom renovation

And here is what it looked like before in all of its tan and brown glory:

Keep in mind this is a roughly 40 square foot bathroom with zero natural light, so by default it was dark and dingy. But then the builders put huge dark tiles in and the tan paint we've been working to rid ourselves of for 3 years in this house.

Just a coat of paint would have been an improvement.

But I talked my husband into the renovation and here's what we're working with today.

A WORLD of difference, am I right?! Keep in mind zero natural light so photographing this tiny space was a beast in and of itself!

We started with 2" white hexagon tiles and a pewter grout, and after begging the only tile install company around to move us up in their schedule, we had our handyman handle the demo.

Hindsight I think we totally could have handled the demo, but life with two kids is crazy so we outsourced for this project.

But after the tile set, I noticed the grout color wasn't right and it was crumbling just by touching it so I knew it wasn't right.

Apparently they had mixed too much water with the grout and there's no way it would have lasted us even a year.

So a strongly worded email and a few days later, the crew had to come back to out completely remove all of the grout and redo it. It was a great lesson for us in overseeing a project- say something if it doesn't seem right!

Once the tile was done, it was my turn to paint.

We used the same paint color in Finn's nursery, Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White (color matched with Sherwin Williams paint). It made a huge difference between the lighter flooring and wall color, I knew immediately we made the right choice!

Then came putting the bathroom back together!

I'm so obsessed with this Legion Furniture vanity, the color and bamboo-like detail on it is just such a showstopper. It comes with the white rectangle sink and a gorgeous marble top, so for the price it really can't be beat.

We paired it with this Kohler Purist faucet in matte black, the coordinating Kohler Purist towel ring, and a new Delta matte black toilet lever.

You can tell the Kohler faucet is really high quality and I love the modern look all of the hardware gives this tiny little bathroom!

Then we had another setback which was the hunt for the perfect thin, black metal mirror.

I think I ordered 4 different mirrors and none of them fit. I tried a round mirror, a thick framed mirror, you name it- but I kept coming back to this gorgeous infinity rectangular mirror which was on backorder.

So I just decided we'd go without a mirror for a while and it was worth the wait!

This shelf happened to match perfectly and I still hope to add this print in the frame, or maybe I will DIY something similar, but I do like the colors of the succulent print.

So in summary, it was an annoying project to complete because of the snags but we are SO happy with how it came out! Our guests are constantly telling us how pretty it is, and now I just need to work up the courage to redo our kitchen to match the aesthetic!

Anyone with tips on how to get a husband on board with that, holler!

So what do you all think? Did we do okay?


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