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Modern Farmhouse Guest Bathroom Makeover – ORC Week 1

See how I plan to give my bathroom a Modern Farmhouse Makeover! from A Heart Filled Home

Hello, friends! I’m so, so excited to be joining up with the One Room Challenge this Spring as a guest participant. This spring I’ll be documenting our hall bathroom renovation, and showing you all our plans for this modern farmhouse bathroom. I’ve been so excited to put this design plan together since we first purchased our fixer upper!

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The ORC is a 5 week room challenge to transform one room. It is such a fun way to be challenged and motivated to give our guest bathroom a total makeover! We didn’t need to do any major renovating, but it definitely needed some cosmetic changes.

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

When we first purchased our fixer upper at the end of last year, we had completed quite a few projects. One of my favorite parts of designing our hall bathroom was picking out the flooring. I scoured Pinterest for way too long trying to find my inspiration for this hall bathroom. I wanted to stay true to this 60’s house and add some classic details that I love.

modern farmhouse bathroom makeover

This bathroom floor was my inspiration for my modern farmhouse bathroom. Isn’t it gorgeous? This is from The Lily Pad Cottage and she did such a fantastic job with her bathroom!

One of the types of tile that I’ve been loving and seeing in some of Joanna Gaines’ fixer upper designs is a small classic white honeycomb tile. I found some of this small white honeycomb mosaic tile at Lowe’s and I was hooked. I picked out a medium grey grout color to contrast against the white color.

We bought a fixer upper! Check out our renovation plans at aheartfilledhome.com

Above is the before photo. The walls were a tan color and the vanity had been painted black. The dark colors made the bathroom feel smaller than it actually is! Just by painting the walls and vanity a lighter color totally transformed the room and made it feel so much bigger!

I picked out the color Silver Drop by Behr for the walls, and I absolutely love it! I did a lot of research to find the perfect light grey color that had just a slight contrast against white. After picking up a few samples from Home Depot and trying them in different walls, I was convinced that Silver Drop was the winner! It doesn’t have any blue tones (which can be common with grey colors) and it almost looks white during certain times of the day.




The first thing we did in our fixer upper was remove the old tile floors, and install new flooring. We added laminate in our family room, office, kitchen, dining room, and hallway. Then we had carpet installed in the living room and bedrooms to keep them feeling super cozy. Lastly had tile installed in the bathrooms and laundry room after we moved in.

My plans for this bathroom include some modern black mirrors, a floral statement-making shower curtain, a new vanity light, some DIY shelving above the toilet, and adding a bamboo shade to the window. I am so excited to see how it turns out when everything is finished in a few weeks!

See how I plan to give my bathroom a Modern Farmhouse Makeover! from A Heart Filled Home

Honeycomb Mosaic Tile | Wall Shelf | Coral Hand Towel | Wash Your Hands Sign | Bath Rug | Vanity Light | Black Mirror | Shower Curtain

Check back next week to see my progress! Make sure to follow along with me on Instagram and Facebook to see updates! Blessings, Leslea

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13 Comments

  • Reply Joannie April 3, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    This will be beautiful! Great plan!

  • Reply Jewel April 4, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Your mood board looks great. This will be a fun bathroom!

  • Reply Emy April 4, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Your bathroom is going to be beautiful!!

  • Reply Kristen April 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Ooooh I love your mood board! That floral shower curtain is awesome! And paint always does wonders – new colored walls and vanity will look great! Looking forward to following along!

  • Reply Mary K Hunnicutt April 4, 2019 at 7:35 am

    I love the honeycomb tile and the shower curtain in your inspiration pic! Good Luck!

  • Reply Jen @ Jenron Desgins April 4, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I am in love with that shower curtain as your inspiration piece it is beautiful. Wishing you all the best on this 6 week journey!

  • Reply Libbie April 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    This is going to be gorgeous! I’ll be following along. Good Luck!

  • Reply Casey April 5, 2019 at 6:09 am

    I love your inspiration – can’t wait to follow along!

  • Reply Corinna - TheBohoAbode April 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Your bathroom is going to be the prettiest! I had a mirror like that on my wish list for the longest time. So excited to see it in your space!

  • Reply Tee at Beauteeful Living April 10, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I love bathroom makeovers and I’m loving the direction you’re going with your guest bath! Floral elements are the best. Love that shower curtain :). Good luck and I look forward to following along!

  • Reply Susie | Chelsea Project April 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I just love your plan! Black and white are great foundation colors….and I love them with the color pops. This will be an exciting transformation. Anxious to follow with you.

  • Reply Amanda - Life at Cloverhill April 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    We’re doing our bathroom for the ORC too and I just LOVE what you’ve come up with. Florals all the way 🙂

  • Reply Nicole April 12, 2019 at 3:56 am

    I love your mood board, and I love modern so I’m excited to see the reveal.

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