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Bathroom Farmhouse Window Treatment

REPURPOSED AND REUSED KITCHEN VALENCE TURNED INTO A NO SEW BATHROOM FARMHOUSE WINDOW TREATMENT!


Using a old kitchen farmhouse valance as a bathroom window treatment. Log home, log cabin, farmhouse style, cage lights, black and white gingham, green. Neutral natural decor. Bathroom farmhouse makeover ideas

I’m in the bathroom today showing you how I repurposed my kitchen valence and turned it into a farmhouse window treatment. For some reason when guests use the main floor bathroom I always notice the curtains are drawn. The bathroom’s not at ground level which means no one can see in but apparently people are uncomfortable and feel like they’re in view.

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Not to mention I live in the sticks where no one can even seen into the windows from miles around. I thought if I added a curtain on the bottom half of the window guest would be more comfortable. Why reinvent the wheel, right? So I reused that kitchen valance that I loved so much and said I’d never take down. Guess what it’s down and’s been moved to it’s new location. Hey, at least I didn’t put it in the donate pile. With it being black and white it’s a keeper and a staple piece for decorating around, it goes with everything. 

Using a old kitchen farmhouse valance as a bathroom window treatment. Log home, log cabin, farmhouse style, cage lights, black and white gingham, green. Neutral natural decor. Bathroom farmhouse makeover ideas

I’ve tried other curtains in the bathroom but this is the first option that people don’t seem to be tugging to hide the windows view. I’m one of those people that notice things out of place right away. So when the bathroom curtains are moved, I take note. 

Funny story: Hubby and I were pulling into the driveway one day and I commented that someone had been on our front porch. He asked how I knew that just by looking. As if it isn’t obvious the throw pillows on the furniture are not how I left them nor are they how I’d ever arrange them, that’s how I know. 

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It seems I’ve finally found the perfect window solution, and even better I didn’t have to purchase or make anything new. I’m cleaning and organizing so many areas in the cabin that it seems ridiculous to bring anything new in. I may have to change it come summer once the windows are open but for now it’s the perfect fit and it solves the privacy issue that doesn’t exist.

Using a old kitchen farmhouse valance as a bathroom window treatment. Log home, log cabin, farmhouse style, cage lights, black and white gingham, green. Neutral natural decor. Bathroom farmhouse makeover ideas

Did you happen to notice the pattern mixing? The shower curtain, window curtain, and hand towel are all black and white but have different patterns. I love pattern mixing but I know others don’t. My Mom for instance never liked the look but I’m all about it. I do it with clothing too and get asked at work how I decide what patterns and colors work together. I guess I don’t have the perfect answer but somehow I just know.

Using a old kitchen farmhouse valance as a bathroom window treatment. Log home, log cabin, farmhouse style, cage lights, black and white gingham, green. Neutral natural decor. Bathroom farmhouse makeover ideas

What’s your favorite bathroom window treatment and do you reuse your curtains in different areas of your home? In the cabin all windows are the same size in the main rooms and bedrooms and the bathroom and kitchen windows are the same. I didn’t even realize what a good idea that was when we were building but it makes it easy to swap out curtains from room to room without having to alter them. 

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14 Comments

  1. The pattern mixing is great and looks very natural, not as though it was a planned and well thought out mix. Some things just come naturally to some people, and some people are more observant than others.
    Why anyone was uncomfortable with the window in your bathroom is beyond me. How could anyone possibly see in? The good hostess that you are, you solved the problem.

    1. Pat I agree some people just have a better eye for pattern mixing than others. I normally like to do different sized patterns that seems to work the best for me.

  2. I love mixing and matching patterns.

    Your solution to the privacy issue is great and I love the pendant lights in the bathroom.

    1. Thanks Carol glad to hear you like the pattern mixing too. I know many don’t and think it looks odd. I love those light fixtures too, I can change the cage to different covers with the way hubby made them.

  3. Great idea! I do love the mixed patterns ???, and, what a great guest bath.

    1. Thanks Lisa the funny thing is all our master bathroom is exactly the same. I’m not a big fancy bathroom person, I just want it functional.

  4. I kinda think that’s the most important thing, with regards to plumbing!!

  5. Kathleen G says:

    I’d be the one with the curtains, so thank you!:). It is nice to be able to swap out curtains in your home. Think my husband is curious why I’ve been taking things off the walls in the kitchen/kitchen room. Even thinking of saying good by to my valances and curtains that I’ve had for 20 yrs too. I do need to paint the kitchen, but I think this Fall. Wish you were to here to help!:).
    Kathleen in Az

    1. LOL Kathleen good to know when you come over I’m all set! I’d love to help 🙂

  6. I love your bathroom curtains…and am a fan too of mixing patterns. And like you, I know some people don’t like to mix or cannot see how mixing really works! The light fixture in the bath is awesome too!

    1. Charlotte, The light fixture is from Lowes (just a cheap one but it works). Yes!!! glad to find another pattern mixer 🙂

      1. Hi Dawn what bulb do you use for your bathroom lights? I’m thinking of replacing my glass covers for the wire look but don’t have an ceiling light just the one above the sink! thanks!

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