Farmhouse Powder Room

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You may or may not have known this by now but we’re a biking family.  We love to bike ride and we put our boys on bikes from the time they can walk.  We love going on family bike rides and exploring new areas on our bikes and Bri is an avid biker who travels to far away places to ride!

It was only fitting for our farmhouse that we turn a bike into a sink base, so when our friend Krista sent us an inspiration photo, that was it.  Brian started the plans to create it!

Let’s talk about the BEFORE.

In all honesty, this was probably one of the ‘best’ rooms of our farmhouse.  There was a lot of work, but not a lot; make sense? ; ) The walls didn’t require much which was unlike the rest of the house that had 2 layers of wall-paper on the walls, the laminate was new(er), and well, that was that.  Toilet, sink, mirror.

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(Photo Credit)

Renovation Task List

This is what we accomplished during our #60dayfarmhouse reno:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling Vent Fan
  • Floors
  • Baseboards
  • Fixtures


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The Bike

Our bike sink trumped the piece of furniture that we were going to redo, trumped the pretty glass vanity I found online, trumped it all…  Brian turned a vintage bike that we found (purchased at Bicycle Heaven) into this…

Bike Sink

It totally suits our family and is definitely a conversation piece in our home!

Bike Detail

We brought this mirror with us from our previous home and it sat in a padded box until we made the decision about the bike sink vanity.  It may not be perfect but we like the colors, how the wood is carved, the little flowers on it, the hammered gold trim…

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We displayed the original bike seat to the left of the sink and added some decor to the right for a special touch!

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I love the ‘Hot’ / ‘Cold’ words on the handles… Fitting for the style of this room.

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My second favorite thing about our bathroom is this vintage chandelier, found at an antique store in Pittsburgh.  It was a happy day when I found it!  Not only is it my favorite type of flower but I saw it, I knew that I had the perfect home for this little beauty!

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Thanks for checking out our first floor powder room!  Though it’s not 100% done (window treatments/blinds need to be installed), I’ll be sure to post the updates as we add more details!  We certainly had fun creating this room!

Powder Room BeforeAfter

To follow along the progress of our Farmhouse Renovation, head to our Facebook Page and give us a ‘Like!’  Now that the Pgh weather has turned, we’ve started the exterior renovation (Follow the hashtag #farmhousefacelift).  We are excited about reaching our goals outside too!


*Big Thanks to those who helped us accomplish our goals here and a huge thanks to Roseanne Martin Photography for capturing this room!

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  1. Kacia says:

    Fun fun! Need to come see it in person!

  2. JIll Baer says:

    Angelique, just saw this, don’t know how I missed it. I am blown away by the creativity of you and Brian.
    So unbelievably neat! Love it.

  3. Brooke says:

    Did you secure the tires or are they free moving?

    • Angelique says:

      Hi Brooke! The bike is attached to the sink and acts as the main support but the tires are just on the ground- not screwed in or anything. Hope that helps; thanks for writing and looking at our space :)

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