Modern Farmhouse Powder Room Remodel Using Planked Boards

Remodeling our powder room was one of the first projects on my to-do list when we moved to our new home. But where to start? Check out the before pictures.



The powder room was functional, and although beautiful with its gold walls and crystal chandelier and sconces, it wasn’t my style. It was more of a french provincial style and I wanted a modern farmhouse style bathroom. The crown molding is very ornate, and I was going for a very clean look. I wanted something stylish, elegant and bright.

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I’m crazy about shiplap and knew I wanted to incorporate it in my house, this looked like the perfect space.

Construction begins! We tore apart the room, the vanity was very hard to rip out due to its size and unfortunately the marble broke in the process.


img_5111We decided to relocate the fan to the corner of the ceiling.

Next came the shiplap installation. In a future post, I will detail my research for choosing  shiplap, there are so many different styles and materials to create the shiplap look.

img_5373img_5372img_5371Next we try to install the vanity..guess what…doesn’t fit. The walls are 58.5″ and the vanity is 55″ – I thought that would fit…Boy was I wrong!img_5483*Post contains affiliate links*

My husband explains to me we need to measure the hypotenuse to find the correct fitting vanity. WHAT??? Hypotonuse!!! What are you talking about??? Just make my vanity fit Please!!!

Isn’t going to happen, the hypotenuse is larger than the width of the wall. The mathematical equation won, back went my beautiful vanity. UGH…back to square 1.

I ordered a smaller vanity at 45″, which I love! I was able to customize the vanity top. Since we were installing a wall mounted faucet and vessel sink, I didn’t want the predrilled holes in the counter top. The only hole we needed was for the drain. I chose a silver travertine counter, which looks beautiful with the shiplap. Check out the finished product!

One of my absolute favorite features  in the bathroom is this gorgeous faucet. The french country bath style with a polished nickel finish is stunning. This faucet is reminiscent of an old country french chateau.



We installed the pop up drain pull on the side of this beautiful square porcelain vessel sink img_5623

A beautiful pendant light completes the look.img_5621I wanted polished nickel hardware on the cabinet so I went with  Jeffery Alexander pieces, they added the perfect touch.


I am thrilled with how this project turned out. What do you think? Drop me a line. For more great ideas, subscribe to the blog! See you next time!

19 thoughts on “Modern Farmhouse Powder Room Remodel Using Planked Boards

  1. Hi Nicole – Your bathroom is just beautiful. I am wondering if you could tell me the width of the shiplap boards. I am doing an outdoor pool room and the cedar that I can find is 10″ wide which feels too wide to me. Can you help? Many thanks! Pam

    1. Hi Pamela, the boards I used are 8″ wide. I chose them because our ceilings are 10′ high. For a typical room with 7-8′ ceilings, I would use 6″ boards. I considered 10″ boards, but since the powder room is a small space 8″ worked great. Does that help? Really depends on the space and height of ceiling.

      1. Thanks so much for getting back to me! The room is about 19″ long by 9’wide and the ceiling is 14′ at its center, but the slides slope to significantly less than that. The room is mainly a 7′ x 12′ pool and a tiny sitting area. I have to use cedar given the high humidity. I was going to do a whitewash look, but your bathroom is making me think that I may want something more opaque. I suspect that the 10″ boards are too big and that the 8″ will be better. It’s too bad because I found a pre-stained cedar 10″ shiplap – finding the 8″ prefinished is a bit more challenging! Many thanks again! Pam

  2. […] #4 Modern Farmhouse Powder Room Remodel Using Planked Boards. This renovation done in 2016 of another powder room in our home was also quite a transformation from the original. We planked the walls with wood boards, added a new vanity, faucet, sink, mirror, toilet, and lighting. This renovation post was also in the top 5 posts of 2017. Our love affair with modern farmhouse decor is still going strong and continues to be a favorite style in the home decor industry. […]

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