My Upstairs Farmhouse Bathroom
Today I’m sharing a few photos of my never-before seen bathroom … at least, not seen on the blog anyway. This upstairs farmhouse bathroom of mine is nothing fancy, but I think it has a quaint little charm to it. It’s certainly not your luxury bathroom by today’s standards, but I’ve grown fond of it.
I’m not sure what this room was when the house was first built back in 1875, but I’d be willing to bet it wasn’t a bathroom. The sink is short because the ceiling is vaulted and it sits on the short wall.
A painted claw foot tub has a circular shower curtain rod. The floors had peel-and-stick tile on them when we first moved in. I’ve since ripped those up and painted the pine floor boards I found underneath.
A small set of windows flanks the wall opposite the claw foot tub.
The previous owners had left this wicker stand in the downstairs bathroom. Rather than dispose of it, I found it fit perfectly in this little spot upstairs.
The mirror above the sink is from a set of 2 that I found at our local flea market. The goose neck faucet wears a patina I don’t have the heart to scrub off and make it all shiny again.
Plants always look great in a bathroom and I added a coastal touch with a starfish.
A fishing buoy and more starfish continue the coastal theme. The daisies will get planted outside but for now, they add a cheery touch in my farmhouse bathroom.
What a cute bathroom!!
The bathroom is absolutely charming.
Love the sink and the bathroom!
LOVE it! Looks sparkling!
It’s adorable, Jennifer. Your coastal touches look so fresh and pretty!
I like your decorations in your bathroom. You always decorate your home so pretty, Jennifer!
love that you kept it just the way it is. I think people were shorter back in the day, hence the short pedestal?
I love the old authentic sink and goose-neck faucet, I am glad to see you are preserving the priceless patina on it! I agree with you that your current bathroom was not likely original to the home in 1875.
A few random bathroom history clips from Wiki : “Originally, the term “bath-room” referred only to the room where the bathtub was located (usually a separate room not housing a toilet), but this connotation has changed in common North American usage.” …. “The term “water closet” was coined in England around 1870. It did not reach the United States until the 1880s. Around this time, only luxury hotels and wealthy people had indoor private bathrooms” ….. “The term “water closet” was probably adopted because in the late 19th century, with the advent of indoor plumbing, a toilet displaced an early clothes closet, closets being renovated to easily accommodate the spatial needs of a commode”.
Possibly a closet existed at one time along your short wall where your toilet now sits? Over the yrs, as electricity was brought into the house (typically early 20th century,) and a hot water heater was added eliminating the need to boil water for the tub, maybe the bdrm was further renovated to increase the bathroom size to add a bathtub? (Or maybe they were energetic people and did not mind lugging pots of boiling water upstairs to the tub – would not have been me!) hmmm if old houses could talk the stories they could tell – till then it is fun to think back to yesteryear and speculate on what was!
I love the bathroom. The farmhouse sink is perfect and the planked walls are my favorite. You don’t find that character in apartment living. Makes me appreciate my old house at home. Maybe another time.
What an adorable little space 🙂 I love it!!
What a charming bathroom. I can see why the patina of the faucet is an added addition. I wouldn’t want to scrub it off either. fondly ~ lynne~
Love the sink and the “Patina” on the faucet!!!!! and that claw foot tub is amazing!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!
Oh wow!! I love it! Beautifully decorated.
So charming Jennifer. Love that claw tub.
It is a great bathroom filled with so much charm of yesteryear…love all of the beautiful details…thanks for sharing it with us!
Love, love, love it!!!
Precious – love it! I want a sink like that in our downstairs powder room. Sweet little space!