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Farmhouse Bathroom Facelift AND A Giveaway!

Farmhouse Style American Standard Bathroom Faucet

This post is sponsored by American Standard.

My guest bathroom is tiny.

I’m talking teeny tiny.

Like stand in the middle with both arms outward and touch all the walls kind of tiny.

Which is fine.

It’s not like a guest bathroom needs to be massive anyway.

Bathroom before

Here’s what I was working with.

Nice, huh?

Nothing fancy, but not terrible.

Just plain and simple.

But y’all know me, I like to kick things up a notch.

Dirty Faucet

And priority number one was getting rid of this nasty faucet.

Every cleaner in the world could not get rid of the buildup stuck on there.

And the stopper didn’t work either, so it was definitely time for something new.

The Mr. and I teamed up with the awesome team at American Standard to pick out a brand new faucet with farmhouse flair and no crust around the edges.

We couldn’t wait to get it installed.

But when it arrived, we looked at the pretty faucet and the plain ol’ bathroom and realized something…

The bathroom needed a little more.

Hidden mirror

We tried to take out the mirror to replace with a framed option when we found this!

After living in our house for a year and a half, we never knew the mirror opened up with built-in shelving behind.

Yay for surprises!

Now that we realized we were keeping the mirror, we framed it with some trim instead and glued it around the edges so the mirror could still open freely.

Frame a small bathroom mirror with trim and adhesive caulk to make it look like a piece of art.

We also installed “beadboard” halfway up the walls.

I say beadboard lightly, because it’s actually just wallpaper.

It’s a foam material and looks just like beadboard, except it’s way cheaper and doesn’t mold or bow like the real stuff does.

Another score!

P.S. Tutorial for the wallpaper is coming soon!

Tiny Bathroom With Farmhouse Style

The beadboard wallpaper and new chair rail added the farmhouse touch that the bathroom desperately needed.

It’s also the perfect compliment for the new faucet.

I fell in love with the Portsmouth Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles from American Standard and I knew I couldn’t live my life without it.

Farmhouse Style American Standard Bathroom Faucet

The satin nickel finish keeps the bathroom modern and the cross style knobs add so much unique character.

It came with the Speed Connect feature which made it a breeze to install.

Farmhouse Style Bathroom Faucet by American Standard

I think my other bathroom is a little jealous of this faucet set.

And it should be.

Brushed Nickel Farmhouse Style American Standard Faucet

If your bathroom is jealous, too, my friends at American Standard have the cure!

We’re giving away a faucet set just like this one to one lucky In The New House reader!

You can sign up at the bottom of this post.

Bathroom Storage Shelving

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you might already know that August is my anniversary month with In The New House Designs.

This is year number two and we’re going strong!

I am so happy you all are here to celebrate with me, and to say thank you (and happy anniversary, of course) I’ll be hosting giveaways all month long.

Black and White Modern Farmhouse Small Bathroom

So let’s kick this month off with a gift from my farmhouse bathroom to yours.

Enter below for a chance to have one of these beauties delivered straight to your doorstep.

No purchase necessary. Just lots of love.

Visit here to see all the specs on the faucet. And while you’re there, you’ll definitely want to browse around a little.

***Giveaway Closed***

Farmhouse Bathroom Facelift

Faucet featured is provided by American Standard.


  1. I am currently working on my dreamy bathroom makeover so this would be perfect timing. White tile with black grout, a redone antique clawfoot tub, hand built custom vanity, farmhouse lighting, and an old sink.

  2. I nice big walk in shower and and jet tub, if I am dreaming! 🙂

  3. Gorgeous bathroom! I’ve always dreamed of having a floor made of pennies. Have you seen that?!?! So cool… husband doesn’t wanna do it cause of all the work though ???????? I’m also drawn to red/black/white bathroom designs.

  4. Brenda Haines

    A finished one! Lol We’ve been working on it for years! But seriously, I’m going for a farmhouse bathroom. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Happy anniversary!! My dream bathroom would have a large claw foot tub and hexagon marble flooring.

  6. it would be extremely spacious with a huge clawfoot tub and lots of white!

  7. I want double sinks, a large bathtub, and copper accents in my dream bathroom.

  8. Lela,
    The faucet set is gorgeous. Too funny that you just discovered the cabinet behind the mirror! Your wood trim around the mirror goes so well with your beadboard wall.

    Happy blogging anniversary. August is also my blogging anniversary month, too.

  9. sandra gandy

    your bathroom looks amazing. I love the beadboard wallpaper, and the new faucet is beautiful. happy anniversary.

  10. Nikki Riojas

    Lela, this is a great post! Love the small changes that you made and the big return you got on the overall design – love it!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Nikki! I still walk into the bathroom and forget that we’ve updated. I’m instantly surprised at the changes, even though they are minor. 🙂

  11. Cute bathroom. I used the same beadboard wallpaper to DIY my bathroom (and kitchen) cabinets. I put it on the front of the doors and then framed them and painted. Would love a bathroom with beadboard around the walls.

  12. Just a few changes can make a nice difference. My dream bathroom would have that beadboard wallpaper in it! i have been thinking about putting beadboard on the large wall in my bathroom but I am definitely looking into the wallpaper. Thanks for the giveaway –have a great week.

    • You really should Donna. It’s so much cheaper, easier, and looks exactly the same. I had guests over and they couldn’t even tell it was fake. I’ll be doing a post next week on the installation process. Maybe that will help you with your decision. 🙂

  13. It looks so beautiful! Happy anniversary!

  14. Your bathroom looks great, Lela. Isn’t it funny how a small project leads to bigger and bigger projects? Congrats on your blog anniversary!

    • Thank you Julie! And yes, I think it’s funny, however my husband doesn’t exactly see the humor there. Haha!

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