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.
Here’s what I was working with.
Nothing fancy, but not terrible.
Just plain and simple.
But y’all know me, I like to kick things up a notch.
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.
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.
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.
P.S. Tutorial for the wallpaper is coming soon!
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.
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.
I think my other bathroom is a little jealous of this faucet set.
And it should be.
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.
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.
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.
Faucet featured is provided by American Standard.
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