These farmhouse decorating ideas will transform your bathroom space into a quaint private area.

I forgot to tell you…’s beauty tip day on the blog.


Now….I do have to preface the whole beauty tip day with the disclaimer that… lipstick aside….I’m not really your beauty tip girl.

I’m your paint color girl.

Or your paint stick table top girl.

Or your bathroom decorating ideas girl.


This whole beauty tip thing is a first.

Rustic wooden signs and wire bins for towels add farmhouse flare to any bathroom.

I’m actually a little nervous.

I’m not sure why.

Maybe it’s because the last beauty tip I gave involved Aqua Net and Lee Press-On Nails.

But then I thought….I could tell you my tips and maybe you would tell me your tips and we could start  a whole beauty-tip-a-palooza.

So here goes.

Beauty tips… of charge. 🙂


A mixture of old and modern decor will add to the farmhouse feel in your bathroom.

Beauty tip #1:  How to get your hair super shiny

Have you ever noticed that when your hair has been processed and highlighted and then you try to deep condition it to make all those little stray hairs go away and then you get this film all over your hair and it looks dull and not shiny so you apply extra hairspray to try to make it look better…..that it ends up looking totally not healthy?

Am I the only one?

Next time….try this homemade apple rinse.

It’s made up of tiny little bits of apples and apple cider vinegar and water that combine to take all the hairspray and conditioner and gels right off your hair.

Your hair feels light and airy and bouncy and fresh and clean.


Who knew?

This distressed floral gray piece of artwork on the wall adds a unique farmhouse design touch.

Beauty tip #2:  The best foundation

I’m not a big foundation wearer.

Most of the time I put on red lipstck…a little mascara…big earrings and sunglasses and call it a day.

Until I found Rimmel Match Perfection.

I don’t know the people at Rimmel.

But if I did….I would bake them cookies and write them a song and have another child just so I could name it Rimmel.

It is like joy in a bottle.

It’s smooth and not too creamy and your skin looks like it just had a vacation in the Caribbean.

And it’s only $4.97.

You’re welcome.

This vintage clawfoot tub and floral vases bring the farmhouse bathroom to life.

Beauty tip #3:  Curl your hair with a flat-iron

Am I the last person to figure this out?

All that time I spent flat ironing the hair and then trying to curl it with a curling iron.


Just twist your new apple washed hair around the flat-iron and pull straight down.

It makes your hair look so 2013.

And when I squinted my hair almost looked like someone from a really good country video.


These modern silver painted vases with classic yellow dasies add to the farmhouse decor.

This weekend in between all those beauty treatments I managed to add a little yellow to the bathroom.

And make some yellow wreaths and paint a stool and make a pillow.

And paint these numbered tin vases.

My bathroom and I have never looked so good. 🙂

PS  Don’t even get me started on the sugar scrub for your hands from Williams Sonoma. 🙂

These white painted distressed accents for the bathroom add to the farmhouse decor.

PS  The Chapel Market is just around the corner in October!

Stop by Layla’s today to check out some of our finds!

Farmhouse decorating ideas for your bathroom.

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  1. Image for andrea cammarata andrea cammarata

    How is it that I am always...not once and awhile...ALWAYS in awe of your creative ways! This bathroom just sings with orchestra of happiness. By the heart is a flutter with the amazing wall art...I am in love with them...there is a reason why everyone flocks to Thistlewood Farms my friend and you are that reason!!! Hugs and wishing you a picture perfect day!

  2. Image for Beverly Beverly

    Great job, KariAnne. Yellow makes me happy. I got a glimpse of the fabric in the basket, too. Never heard of Rimmel. Where did you find it?

  3. Image for Anne Presley Anne Presley

    Your ears should have been burning last night - you totally were the topic of conversation at the Babe's birthday party - missing you. Hope a little sunshine comes your way today.

  4. Image for Shelly@ConfettiStyle Shelly@ConfettiStyle

    What a fun, easy and happy update to your bathroom. I love your style and am giving you a little shout out on my blog today. p.s. I just got a recap of the Haven conference from my friend Brandi of Do Not Disturb This Groove and she told me how sweet and friendly you were to everyone. I am looking forward to meeting you at The Chapel Market in Oct.

  5. Image for Amber @ Black Rooster Cottage Amber @ Black Rooster Cottage

    Girl! Keep the ideas coming! We are just barely finishing up the kitchen, laundry room and pantry re-do and I cringe everytime I go into the bathroom. UGH! I love your signs and might have to copycat. Pretty sure we'll be wainscotting too. Have an awesome day KariAnne!

  6. Image for Betsy Betsy

    As always my dear you have left us all in total amazement at your talent and many ideas !! I just wish I could figure out where you find the time for all you do. I wish you lived next door to me so that I could hopefully learn more from you. I know that your family must be so proud of you and all you do. You have some wonderful gifts and it's such a blessing that you're sharing them with us all. Blessings to you, Betsy

  7. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Okay, Miz's official. I really must find a way to move to your part of the country. Down the road from you, perhaps. Close enough to be good neighbors, but not so close that you'd think I was stalking you. My house would be so much more fun and tasteful if you lived nearby, and we were friends, and you let me cook for you....and bake for you....and heck! I'd even clean your house once in a while....sigh, you don't have to worry though. I'm stuck right here. Forever. aaahhhh, a reeeeely heavy sigh.....

  8. Image for Christine Christine

    Such a cute post! and thanks so much for the tips...I thought (after many weird looks at PB yesterday) that I must be the last woman ever to leave the house with mascara and lipstick....LOL. So happy there are other "take me as I am" woman out there who let natural beauty shine thru!

  9. Image for Angela Angela

    Oh how I wish I could tap into your creativity (both decorating and writing)! A lovely read for my Monday morning! Thanks for the tips and have a beautiful week!~~Angela

  10. Image for nantucketdaffodil nantucketdaffodil

    Ok, my beauty tip: take Oil of Olay sensitive skin moisturizer (with sunscreen of course), and put a small amount in your palm. Squeeze in a dollop of Dr. Hauschka Toned Day Cream. Mix. Apply. It gives your face a dewy glow all day. Not bad on this 47 year old freckle face. Love the yellow, the memories of press on nails, and your ever present humor :)

  11. Image for Jean Jean

    I'd kill for a bathroom big enough to decorate...especially with an added chair, but have another way!

  12. Image for Doris Doris

    I love reading your narratives, but surely you are going to tell us how you made the cute wreath plague things on the wall!

  13. Image for Vee Vee

    Goodness knows I need all the tips I can find. Thanks for all of these! Your bathroom is beautiful and I already know that you are!

  14. Image for missy missy

    Too the signs..Aqua net !!! My husband used to use that...I don't use anything most of the time..A little shadow. lipstick..Too lazy

  15. Image for Michele/Finch Rest Michele/Finch Rest

    Awesome tips, and as always in such a fun way. Funny you mention flat=iron curling. I had my hair styled in a salon a few days ago and she did just that. I had never had that done before and thought it was the weirdest concerns were flat irons get SO much hotter, so there was that worry.....and I don't think my CURL stayed nearly as long as a curling wand. But it sure looked great for the weekend. Love your yellow touches with the grey - perfect complements to one another. Have a WONDERFUL week. Hugs.

  16. Image for Linda Andersen Linda Andersen

    oh dear KariAnne, you never cease to amaze me. I am reasonably sure you made the yellow wreath type wall art thingy...will you tell us how?? love it. you better stop being so darned amazing, you are going to have a flock of new best friends camping on your lawn soon.....:) Linda p.s. hmmm, I never got my reservation confirmation for the gatehouse, must have gotten lost in the mail!!!!

  17. Image for kathy kathy

    I laughed about if you squint you might even look like a good country video. Thanks for the beauty tips and...can you do a video of curling your hair with a flat iron?

  18. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Karianne! Now that applie rinse is a beauty trick that I must try! Love what you did in your bathroom! Sure wish my bathroom was as huge as yours. Your clawfoot tub is absolutely gorgeous! You've been mighty busy this weekend. Keep throwing all those beauty tips in with the home projects.

  19. Image for Heidi Heidi

    Now there you have it! ANOTHER fun post that brightened my morning before I start a day of rather mundane tasks. You know that kind of day. A little yellow and apples mixed with apple vinegar can do that for a gal!

  20. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Your bathroom is really beautiful, I adore the claw foot tub and the grey walls with white and yellow accessories is just fabulous looking. I love it all!!

  21. Image for Margo Margo

    Hi there, Love your bathroom! I know the color is SW Gris, but please verify if is a shade of blue or is it grey? Thank You and Have a Blessed Day.

  22. Image for Regina Regina

    OK, I now have LOTS of things to try! And I love the gray and yellow in the bathroom. SO clean and fresh-looking! Happy sunshiny Monday! :)

  23. Image for Barb Barb

    I love your bathroom and the great tips! Can you tell me where you got that beautiful sink? I love the look, especially the rounded bar just underneath the basin part.

  24. Image for Betsy(@coastal-colors) Betsy(@coastal-colors)

    I love your gorgeous bathroom! Thanks for all the tips on getting gorgeous too! Dang, the older I get the more time I need. I haven't tried their foundation- sounds great and you can't beat the price!

  25. Image for Patty Patty

    I looked up the Rimmel and found that they had 5 of 6 different types of foundation. Which one did you try? Love the plaque in the bathroom. Hope you put a tutorial on how you made it soon. Your house is absolutely beautiful.

  26. Image for Pinky Pinky

    WHEN do you have time to do all this stuff???? You are truly amazing. So stinkin creative it blows my mind. I use Rimmel eye liner so now want to try their foundation, thaks beauty tip queen:):)

  27. Image for Christine Christine

    Karianne, I love the photos and beauty tips. How soon before we see the new rooms changes? C'mon gurl, timez a wastin!

  28. Image for Lynn Lynn

    Apples, huh? Really now I must try this. I have long curly hair that sometimes I use entirely too much of that conditioner stuff to try and cut down on frizz & add a little shine. It usually ends up looking pretty dull and the build up is awful! So thank you for that tip :) Oh and that bathroom is amazing looking. I added yellow here & there this year..I am loving it! Hugs!!

  29. Image for Lin Lin

    Oh such a fun post today! It brought back memories with the Aqua Net, etc. Thanks for the beauty tips, especially about the Rimmel. Love the color of the walls in your bath and all the other cute touches. I am curious like others and would love to see your turtorial for the wall art with the wreath. It is just so clever.

  30. Image for Nana Diana Nana Diana

    Love the tip about the apple rinse-I will try it for sure! Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous-I LOVE it!!!! AND-that is exactly how I do my hair with my flat iron. Who knew I was so "with it" xo Diana

  31. Image for Gwen Gwen

    Love all the tin vases in a row. Do you know I have that same yellow wreath hidden in my SPRING box?? I'm really out of touch. Minds never graced wood and fancy plaster of (resin?) Paris which really glams it up...I read this going over The Grapevine where no grapes grow but it gets us yo my doctor and you're talking about avocado scrub and I'm drooling for I always get this little egg, spinach and avocado mini panini after the dreaded monthly appointment when you start talking makeup. Gasp! I hadn't put any on! I felt good about being ready to go before 6:30. So out I pull my favorite makeup trick: Covergirl lipstick that stays on and you just put clear gloss over it (it even comes with its own white tube) and I promise my almost red ( all lipstick turns red on me) lasts ALL day!! And not one smudge on someone's tea cup. Nor the WHITE microphone at church which I got blamed for because after all, MY lips were red....I tried to explain this great makeup trick but they were all men and did not speak that that's my story and my compliment and my makeup tip of the day. Unfortunately, The Grapevine also kept your photos as little blue boxes until I got back home and could lie down and reread your post and see your beautiful toilet free bathroom :-)

  32. Image for Gee Gee

    Ok. Now I know why I left this blog post to read until tonight. Just got off the phone from cheering my Sister up. She had a rough day... and I plopped down and pulled up your post! Laughing so hard!!! Thanks ! Ok , so I have the flat hair thing.. as in no shine... I needed your tip. Now that my hair has grown back in ( lost a LOT of it when I had my treatments in the fall), curly (OMG.. not a clue how to style this thing) now you tell me about the flatiron trick!!! Oh... tears running down my cheeks here. Hugs, Gee

  33. Image for Henna Maria Henna Maria

    I have to say, you are always so creative with your writing :) And I love the sunny yellow spots in your beautiful bathroom! But: my anti virus program warned me about the good housekeeping link that you have in the text (apple rinse) I quickly closed it. Did you notice anything with your computer when you visited the site?

  34. Image for Vicki A. Darnell Vicki A. Darnell

    My Favorite breakfast drink has to be blueberry iced tea sipped slowly while reading the morning news online on the back porch of our 100-year-old Georgian Revival in the bluegrass region of KY.

  35. Image for Tammy Tammy

    I love your bathroom, Karianne, and the yellow touches make it even cuter! I think a beauty-tip-a-palooza sounds like lots of fun! hugs, Tammy

  36. Image for Jamie Jamie

    Yes! Have another child and name it Rimmel! I love that name ;) You are so freakin funny Karianne! I could read your posts all day long ;) Hugs, Jamie @

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