Most often, it is the detail of a Farmhouse Bathroom that makes a room that is old but not forgotten to anyone. It is the one detail that helps bring it all together and make it the complete unit. I think this is why they call it “a room in the woods” because it’s complete in itself.
Shiplap Wall In This Farmhouse Bathroom
If you would like to give your bathroom that “old, but not forgotten” feeling, I will provide you with a step-by-step picture of each room. Just follow my simple instructions and you will have your own Farmhouse Bathroom to enjoy for years to come.
The first room is the breakfast nook. This is where most people start their day off in the morning and it’s often the first place they see when they walk in the door. If you’ve ever walked into a restaurant and seen a person just sitting there waiting for a table, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But instead of waiting for the table, your face turns to face the breakfast nook door as you settle in for the day and begin the day.
So if you want your breakfast nook to look like that, here’s how you do it. You need to choose a nice fabric that is not heavy, as it will be used a lot, to start. The best fabrics to use are those that are linen, heavy weight, taffeta, or calico.
Next you will need to select a nice chair that is covered with a nice cloth, not one that is too fancy or anything that is going to weigh down the chair. You will also need to find a clean towel to sit on the chair and a mirror. Make sure you select one that has a high enough back for the chair. Your sink is usually right next to the chair or in the back room, so make sure you put a good sized mirror on the sink as well.
Now that you have your chair and mirror, head out into the breakfast nook. Put your back to the door and say “Good Morning” to whoever comes through the door. That is where the “butcher block” comes in handy.
The butcher block is basically a mirror that is attached to the back of a chair or an armchair, with the opposite side flush against the back of the chair. It’s great to have when you need to have your reflection, such as in a mirror or bathroom mirror, and have no way to get to.
So that’s it, my top step-by-step guide to making your breakfast nook into a true Village. Just follow the instructions of your Farmhouse Bathroom, no matter what it is called. After all, everyone needs to get to the same feeling at the end of the day.