Repurposed 100+ Year Old Barn Door to the Bathroom!
Every year, hubby Greg and I do at least one bigger project around the house. Last year it was a much needed air conditioning unit. This year we decided it was time to upgrade our 80's powder room. I like to do things a little differently, so... Here's what we decided to do.
It started with a pile of 100+ year old barn wood. Sadly the barn was torn down to make room for a new development. Greg and I got permission to grab a few pieces before it was hauled away.
One of the best salvaged pieces from the pile was this barn door. I loved that the hardware was still intact.
Here is the powder room before we did anything. The counter top, sink, and faucet were things we wanted to change.
This barn door looked like a great piece for the counter top! Greg sized it up and got to cutting. Keeping some hardware was a big must
Yup, it will fit in there pretty well. Greg took the hardware off temporarily so I could clean it and seal it.
Because I choose a vessel sink and a vintage style tall faucet, Greg had to build a shelf. It hides some plumbing and also raises the faucet so it can clear the sink edge.
I'm all for extra storage. I asked Greg if he would build me a cubby in the cabinet and - he did!
I added a protective finish to the barn wood counter top and to the hardware piece.
A fun chicken wire toilet paper holder. I also painted the cabinet and the bathroom walls.
If you saw my vintage towel holder project on my BLOG, this is where it started.
I found a perfect rustic industrial style little shelf for behind the toilet. We also added a new distressed looking mirror and a new light.
Here is the finished powder room! I really like the way it came out.
Another angle of the sink.
One final picture of the finished bathroom. That's it!!!
- Minwax Polycrylic (Home Depot)
- Benjamin Moore Paints (ACE Hardware)
- Mirror & Shelf (Hobby Lobby)
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