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Modern farmhouse bathroom design with white porcelain vessel sinks, crisp white cabinets, rustic butcher block countertops, and matte black accents.
Introducing: Kari Johnson from Galvanized Chic Boutique’s Bathroom Reveal
September 11, 2020
Kari Johnson from Galvanized Chic Boutique.
My name is Kari Johnson, I’m an Idaho girl who loves decorating & DIYs on a budget. My husband and I have been turning our builder-grade home into a modern farmhouse one room at a time. We have 4 kids, a son and daughter-in-law and an adorable little grandbaby!
Kari Johnson from Galvanized Chic Boutique.
My name is Kari Johnson, I’m an Idaho girl who loves decorating & DIYs on a budget. My husband and I have been turning our builder-grade home into a modern farmhouse one room at a time. We have 4 kids, a son and daughter-in-law and an adorable little grandbaby!
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What are 3 words to describe your style?

What are 3 words to describe your style?

Modern farmhouse, DIY, and budget-friendly!

Modern farmhouse, DIY, and budget-friendly!

Spacious farmhouse entryway with accent shiplap wall, stone fireplace and rustic design elements.
Spacious farmhouse entryway with accent shiplap wall, stone fireplace and rustic design elements.
Open concept kitchen and dining room full of greenery and shiplap.
Open concept kitchen and dining room full of greenery and shiplap.
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Tell us about your first bathroom renovation. How did you start?

Tell us about your first bathroom renovation. How did you start?

I’ve been so excited about updating our master bathroom. I knew I wanted vessel sinks, a barn door, and shiplap!

I’ve been so excited about updating our master bathroom. I knew I wanted vessel sinks, a barn door, and shiplap!

Vessel porcelain sink, greenery accents, a shiplap accent wall inside of a modern farmhouse bathroom.
Vessel porcelain sink, greenery accents, a shiplap accent wall inside of a modern farmhouse bathroom.

We started by adding wood plank tile flooring. Next, we added shiplap to the walls and ceiling! We kept our existing cabinets and painted them with Benjamin Moore White Dove, added black hardware for contrast against the white cabinetry, and a new butcher block countertop. We stained the butcher block countertop Jacobean, a dark rich color that gave an even more rustic feel to the space. The icing on the cake was added porcelain vessel farmhouse style sinks and gorgeous brushed bronze faucets!

I added a fun farmhouse contemporary wallpaper design to the walls inside of our toilet area. We added a barn door for a final statement piece! I love how the entire space came together.

We started by adding wood plank tile flooring. Next, we added shiplap to the walls and ceiling! We kept our existing cabinets and painted them with Benjamin Moore White Dove, added black hardware for contrast against the white cabinetry, and a new butcher block countertop. We stained the butcher block countertop Jacobean, a dark rich color that gave an even more rustic feel to the space. The icing on the cake was added porcelain vessel farmhouse style sinks and gorgeous brushed bronze faucets!

I added a fun farmhouse contemporary wallpaper design to the walls inside of our toilet area. We added a barn door for a final statement piece! I love how the entire space came together.

Vessel porcelain sinks with rustic butcher block countertops, and antique bronze faucets.
Vessel porcelain sinks with rustic butcher block countertops, and antique bronze faucets.
Rustic barn door inside of farmhouse bathroom design.
Rustic barn door inside of farmhouse bathroom design.
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What made you choose a porcelain vessel sink and Antique Bronze faucet? How have you incorporated that into your style?

What made you choose a porcelain vessel sink and Antique Bronze faucet? How have you incorporated that into your style?

I loved the classic look of the porcelain vessel sink, it just screamed farmhouse to me! The Antique Bronze faucet just felt like a great compliment to the entire space and matched the farmhouse lighting we chose so well.

I loved the classic look of the porcelain vessel sink, it just screamed farmhouse to me! The Antique Bronze faucet just felt like a great compliment to the entire space and matched the farmhouse lighting we chose so well.

Vessel porcelain sinks inside of a farmhouse bathroom with rustic butcher block countertops, and shiplap walls.
Vessel porcelain sinks inside of a farmhouse bathroom with rustic butcher block countertops, and shiplap walls.
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What was the most rewarding part of your bathroom renovation? Also, the most challenging?

What was the most rewarding part of your bathroom renovation? Also, the most challenging?

The most rewarding part of our bathroom renovation was definitely seeing the finished project! It was so fun seeing it all come together step by step. I still smile every time I walk in our bathroom.

The most challenging part of this renovation was when we were pulling out the old countertop and we cracked our huge builder-grade mirror! It was originally going to stay and get framed out in barn wood. Oops! Now I’m so happy it happened, we ended up adding the shiplap behind the sinks and fun round gold-trimmed mirrors! It’s probably my favorite view in the bathroom.

The most rewarding part of our bathroom renovation was definitely seeing the finished project! It was so fun seeing it all come together step by step. I still smile every time I walk in our bathroom.

The most challenging part of this renovation was when we were pulling out the old countertop and we cracked our huge builder-grade mirror! It was originally going to stay and get framed out in barn wood. Oops! Now I’m so happy it happened, we ended up adding the shiplap behind the sinks and fun round gold-trimmed mirrors! It’s probably my favorite view in the bathroom.

Large bathroom vanity with bright white cabinets, shiplap, and matte black accents.
Large bathroom vanity with bright white cabinets, shiplap, and matte black accents.
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What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to start a complete bathroom remodel? Should others be intimidated? Where should they begin?

What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to start a complete bathroom remodel? Should others be intimidated? Where should they begin?

Take a week or two off of work! Haha, no really, just go for it! A big project like this can definitely be intimidating but my husband and I are a great team. I’d definitely begin by making a mood board of what you like, to get an overall design idea of what you want for your space!

Take a week or two off of work! Haha, no really, just go for it! A big project like this can definitely be intimidating but my husband and I are a great team. I’d definitely begin by making a mood board of what you like, to get an overall design idea of what you want for your space!

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How would you describe the variety/quality of MR Direct products?

How would you describe the variety/quality of MR Direct products?

I think that the variety and quality of MR Direct products are honestly like no other. MR Direct has so many styles and options to choose from and the prices are amazing. The customer service is outstanding! I’d definitely recommend my friends and family and I’ll absolutely be using them again in the future.

I think that the variety and quality of MR Direct products are honestly like no other. MR Direct has so many styles and options to choose from and the prices are amazing. The customer service is outstanding! I’d definitely recommend my friends and family and I’ll absolutely be using them again in the future.

Classic vessel porcelain sink with an antique bronze faucet inside of a modern farmhouse bathroom.
Classic vessel porcelain sink with an antique bronze faucet inside of a modern farmhouse bathroom.
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What do you have planned for home projects in the future? What can we look forward to seeing from you?

What do you have planned for home projects in the future? What can we look forward to seeing from you?

According to my husband, I can’t even finish one project before I’m thinking and planning another! We are currently working on our guest bathroom; I just tried something I’ve actually never done or ever seen for that matter. I’m adding a brick countertop…. Stay tuned to see if it turns out. I’m super excited!

According to my husband, I can’t even finish one project before I’m thinking and planning another! We are currently working on our guest bathroom; I just tried something I’ve actually never done or ever seen for that matter. I’m adding a brick countertop…. Stay tuned to see if it turns out. I’m super excited!

All Photos Courtesy Of: Kari Johnson

For more about Kari and her DIY home decor, check out her instagram!

All Photos Courtesy Of: Kari Johnson

For more about Kari and her DIY home decor, check out her instagram!