When we first toured our home, we immediately fell in love with a space that many sensible people would disregard. One very important hiccup in the functionality of our home prior to the renovation was its one and only bathroom. As a soon to be family of four, we knew we could not function long term with one bathroom (on the second floor) in the entire house for a number of practical reasons. First, we knew we preferred to have a powder room somewhere on the first floor for our guests so that they (and we!) did not have to trudge upstairs every time we needed to use the bathroom. That being said, we loved a number of features from the original bathroom that we wanted to repurpose. Look below for pictures of the original bathroom.
We wanted to repurpose both the tub (pictured left) and the vanity (pictured right). The tub was a beautiful, vintage bathtub that the previous owner said had been there forever. It needed a little TLC, but we eventually used it in our second floor kid's bathroom (pictures to come in a future post.). The sink, also vintage, was purchased separate from a stand so the previous owner found a wooden cabinet on which to fix the sink. The end result was a unique vanity that we knew we had to save. Thus, we repurposed it in our new, first floor powder room.
It was important to us that we maintained our farmhouse aesthetic throughout our home, and this powder room reflects it perfectly. We carried the brick floors from the mudroom into the powder room which provides a utilitarian look that contrasts nicely with the more delicate and refined wallpaper. The wall paper itself continues the subtle use of purple I identified in the mudroom to really make it a cohesive space. I couldn't be happier with the finished product in this powder room, and I think it provides a welcoming and functional environment for our home.