Master Bathroom Refresh – Bohemiam meets Farmhouse

Aug 20 2018
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Master bathroom refresh for a newly single gal, how I’m making myself my own luxury retreat on the second floor of my home. If you’ve ever checked out any of my Inspiration Boards then you know I am in love with the natural look and textures of bohemian interior design. With both my master bedroom, and now my bathroom, my challenge was: how could I give myself the bohemian look while still staying true to my 100 year old farmhouse?

I’ve found now that I’m alone here I am much more spontaneous and daring when it comes to my home and my decor. I’m not quite calling it “flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” but I am most certainly following my heart without question.

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub

I saw the rug at an antique mall and I loved it so I bought it and I put it here in my master bathroom cause I loved that too. Same with the shower curtain and now, EVERYTHING in this room that I’ve added.

All four of the containers the plants are in came either from the barn or somewhere in this old house when I was renovating it. The big crazy plant in the window was just a few little cuttings that my best friend (my cousin Rachie) gave me that I plopped into an old enamelware pan of my Grandma’s.

Another gift from Rachie (and her husband Shane) was the galvanized pipe hardware I used to put up the shelf. (Click here to see the post all about it!)

I showed you guys how I made my own custom canvas prints. They make me smile literally every time I see them and they were SO easy to do!

The lamp and shade were a new purchase I made from Walmart many years ago.

The old magazine rack came from my grandparents that I painted in gloss black rustoleum. (It includes a little cedar lined cubby which is SO handy by the commode.)

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub

The shelf gave me some much needed storage by my tub. Now I have a place to set shampoo, conditioner, bath salts, candles etc. I purchased some wide mouth mason jar lids off of Amazon (check em out here) that gave all my jars a more cohesive look. At first I was going to spray paint them in chrome but I think the white looks fine. I had only “big” wide mouth jars so my mom let me steal a smaller one from her just for the Q tips lol.

I’ve mentioned many times that this double slipper bathtub was a gift to myself during the renovation. My one splurge for me that I didn’t “need” but really just WANTED. Honestly I didn’t expect to use it much but then I discovered that the shape of the tub and the location of the faucet makes it perfect for washing my hair.

So now I use it often for that purpose and also, of course, at least a couple of times a month I spoil myself with a long glorious soak generally accompanied by a glass (or three) of wine.

The old buffet was one of my mom’s first EVER furniture purchases when she moved out of this house when she was nineteen! I love it as my master bathroom vanity: SO much storage.

On the buffet you can see the project I posted about a couple weeks ago. My two tiered stand that I made out of thrift store items!

I bought the wicker baskets that are under my vanity at my local Ben Franklin (Sadly I think my town literally has one of the very last stores.)

The shower curtain I had added to my Amazon Wishlist before my bday this last February and it was given to me from Rachie as well! I knew it would be just perfect in my master bathroom with the new rug.

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubThe final reveal of our master bathroom with double slipper bathtub, buffet vanity and dark hardwood floors

I didn’t realize just how much my best friend contributed to this space lol I have gifts in here from my aunt, my mom, my best friend Rachel and so much here left to me from my Grandma too. No wonder it makes me happy every time I come in here!

The taller of the two stools was a new purchase on Amazon (yet another gift for my bday years ago) the other stool comes with an awesome story.

I have a neighbor whom I ran into at the post office one day last summer and she said, “Oh I left something of your Grandpa’s on your front porch!” I got home and this little three legged milking stool was waiting for me. What a wonderful gift she gave me by sending it back home! You see, this was my grandparents milk farm where they raised and milked Jersey cows and my grandpa made several of these after they retired to wood working.

Its the perfect height for a book and a glass of wine.

I’ve really gone through a whirlwind over the past few months, from the divorce, to this little blog taking off and to everything going wrong that possibly could this winter

I found though that its been in the moments in between that I’ve been healing. In the times spent on and in my spaces, like making my bathroom truly mine, making plans to become BLISSFULLY HAPPY I found that I was already getting there 🙂

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I do believe that I may just have to take myself a bath!

With a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtubWith a new rug, shower curtain, shelf my master bathroom refresh combines bohemiam style with farmhouse chic! Adding life with a double slipper bathtub


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24 Comments

  1. August 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    That is an absolutely gorgeous room! It looks so calm and peaceful, perfect for relaxing and reading. Enjoy every soak in that tub, you’ve earned it!

    • August 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you Stephanie, it is definitely my little spot of Heaven after a rough day!

  2. Tina
    August 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    I love the colors and the whole ‘feel’ of the room. You did a great job. But the pièce de résistance is the tub! I am a bathtub kind of girl, haven’t used our shower in over a year. We have a garden tub which I love, but my fav is the old club foot style that my grandma had in her house. I used to love staying over so that I could take a bath!!

    • August 21, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Thank you Tina, yep that tub is totally my pride and joy I absolutely LOVE it! Especially on cold winter nights!

  3. August 21, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Morning Tarah…. nice job! It’s all looking good in there. I read your post, and then went off to do something else. But that plant began to bug me! I came back and looked at it again, and did a bit of research. It’s a Coleus. grown outside as an annual (because the frost usually gets it). Grown inside it craves bright light which is why it is so leggy in your bathroom. You can cut it back and it will probably look better (more clumpy) within a couple of weeks, but you might consider moving it to another place. Do you have a bigger window that is south facing? Hope you don’t mind my comments? xx

    • August 21, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Susan, THANK YOU! I’ve been wondering about that crazy plant since I got it lol. Yup I was planning on cutting it down, mostly because its starting to fall over on its own. I wish I had a big south window for it but this is really the best I can do. I wonder if I cut off the longest pieces and replanted them in the post if they would take? I know cuttings from it do really well. Too bad its not a perennial I would have loved to plant it outside!

  4. candy
    August 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I love these types of bathtubs. Unfortunately I can’t climb in and out of one anymore. Just have to like looking. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop

    • August 24, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Candy! My aunt just purchased one of those tubs that you sit in and then fill it after you get in so she can still take a bath without the risk 🙂 It’s pretty darned nifty!

  5. August 25, 2018 at 8:18 am

    What an amazing makeover, luv it! I’d luv to invite you to share it with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday, which runs thru Mondays! Best, Ann

    • August 27, 2018 at 9:55 am

      I’ll definitely be joining you Ann, thanks for the invite!

  6. Frances
    August 26, 2018 at 9:29 am

    It is so great that your neighbor brought you your grandpa’s stool. You should make her some of your cherry oatmeal cookies.
    Great neighbors are a blessing.Love your bath.

    • August 27, 2018 at 9:55 am

      Thanks Frances, that’s a wonderful idea, have a great week!

  7. August 26, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Absolutely beautiful…so warm and comfortable…I could soak here all day! (and night!)
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    • August 27, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Thanks Cindy!!! It is definitely my little slice of Heaven!

  8. August 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Your bathroom is so beautiful as well as your other rooms in your grandmother’s house. You are so lucky to live there. I am sure the memories come flooding through all the time. Was so glad to find your blog again from Marty (A Stroll Thru Life). My last pc crash and I lost many of my blogger friends. I remember reading about your kitchen before and loved it so much. I had a 150 year old home that I only had for 17 years and I love the quirky rooms and the very large windows. Had to downsize due to health issues (it was suppose to be our forever home). One of the previous owners took some space from the very large hallways and placed an elevator inside that ran from basement to attic. On each side of the elevator they placed large closets on either side for both floors. I had a ten room old house with ten closets which was unheard of for old homes. I still miss it.
    So happy to hear all the things you have accomplished on your own. You are one talented lady. I know you will have a bright future and I am sure there are great things waiting for you. Hang in there. Hug your horses for me – my favorite animal although I have never own one.

    • August 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      I’m so glad to hear from you Connie, thanks for coming by! I am very fortunate that I was in the right place in my own life to be able to take this home one. It really became my dream home one step at a time. This bathroom really is my own little slice of Heaven! You’re old home sounds absolutely incredible and what a great idea to add those elevators and closets! Old homes are usually notorious for not having enough storage space. I will definitely tell my horse’s Hi from you!

  9. August 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    That turned out gorgeous! Love the tub and the navy wall with the cherry furniture. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

  10. August 29, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    This turned out amazing, Tarah! I love how so many of the pieces in here have special meaning to you. And that tub… I would probably spend WAY more time than necessary in my master bathroom, if I had a tub like that. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

    • September 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you Amy, that tub really is my little slice of Heaven especially on cold winter nights!

  11. September 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    This turned out absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Homestead Blog Hop, we look forward to seeing you again next Wednesday!

  12. September 8, 2018 at 7:50 am

    This bathroom is everything. The colour, the style is amazing. I have to pin this!

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