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Builder grade to farmhouse charm- Master bathroom makeover

A light and bright farmhouse style master bathroom makeover

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

A few weeks ago I showed you the first steps of our simple farmhouse style master bathroom makeover. I'm still amazed at the difference a little paint can make. But despite the huge transformation from the fresh colors, it still needed a little something more. Today, I'm excited to share a few more super simple updates that totally changed the feel of our master bathroom. It went from ho-hum builder grade to light and refreshing farmhouse style.

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Here's a little refresher on what we started with. Builder grade shaker style vanity. Pretty mirror. Mind-of-its-own roller shade on the window. Modern shower. And orangey stained wood accents.

Before bathroom

Before bathroom

None of it felt like us, but this bathroom had SO much potential. 

Small bathroom updates that make a huge impact

Here's what our master bathroom looks like now 😍

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

In the first stage, we painted the walls, vanity, and shelves. In this second phase, we made a few more simple changes...

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

We installed these beautiful faux wood plantation shutters from Blindster. They're gorgeous, and they're so easy to open and close as needed for going to the bathroom and showering (unlike the unfriendly roller shade that used to fall on my head while trying to close it 😏 )

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

There they are, closed for the night. Ahhh. So pretty. 😍 I seriously wish I had them in the entire house now! And they're extra safe for kiddos since there aren't any cords.

I love how they add a little Southern charm to our bathroom.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

I found that large basket at Hobby Lobby for 50% off and thought it would be perfect for laundry.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

I love how these botanical prints in rustic frames add a touch of nature to the room.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

And let's not forget the beautiful new vanity hardware 😍 Updating the vanity with paint made a huge difference, but adding hardware took it to another level!

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

The vintage bronze Williamsburg knobs and pulls from Hickory Hardware add the contrast that the whole room was lacking.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

Now the room has depth and character.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

I love the details on the pulls that give the bathroom a vintage farmhouse vibe.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

Another small change was switching out the outlets and switches for white ones. It might seem like a silly little detail to worry about, but now that I've replaced them in two houses, I can honestly say it makes a big impact. A room will suddenly feel much more modern and clean with updated outlets and switches.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

In the first stage, all of the shelving got a coat of white paint. Now, I've found some matching baskets to hold toiletries and toilet paper.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

It's hard to keep bathroom shelves tidy, but having baskets can help keep the mess hidden and somewhat organized.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

Putting commonly used items like Q-tips and cotton balls in clear apothecary style jars is a pretty way to keep them organized. When you have limited storage space, finding stylish ways to keep toiletries on display is a must.

A few simple budget friendly updates to a builder grade bathroom make a big impact! This master bathroom makeover is full of farmhouse charm!

So with a little paint, new hardware, new window treatments, and a few decorative accessories, we totally transformed our master bathroom.

We still have bigger plans for this bathroom down the line, but now we have a much more beautiful space in the mean time. Sometimes the simplest changes make the biggest impact. Those are often my favorite type of makeovers.

Master bathroom makeover plans

Let's see a little update on our bathroom makeover to do list since we first started...

  • Paint walls a warmer color SW Agreeable Gray
  • Paint vanity SW Mindful Gray
  • Install hardware on vanity "Williamsburg" Cabinet pulls from Hickory Hardware
  • Remove towel bar
  • Replace window treatment Plantation shutters from Blindster
  • Force myself to keep the shower doors clean 😁 (I used this cleaner to get them sparkling again)
  • Clean the grout
  • Paint the built ins
  • Find storage solutions for open shelving
  • Replace toilet paper holder (Still on the hunt for one I like!)
  • Purchase laundry hamper
  • Replace beige electrical outlets/switches with white
And the bigger reno plans for later down the line:
  • Remove half wall
  • Install new tile
  • Replace vanity
  • Reconfigure built ins
  • Replace shower with combo shower and giant soaker tub
Overall, we've made so much progress! The only thing missing from phase one of the bathroom makeover to do list is a toilet paper holder 😁 But that's an easy fix! The bigger plans will happen after we tackle some other high priority projects. But for now, I am so happy with how this space turned out. It feels more like us and more like home.

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  1. WOW! What a difference! LOVE the new light and bright look!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Kristi! Means a lot :) We are loving the new look!

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