April 17, 2009Our Mid-Century Ranch – The Blue Bathroom
I love our vintage bathrooms. There are a lot of small things, little details, that make each one really special. And one of those little details is that we get to name the bathrooms after their colors.
“Have you seen my belt?” Hubs asks in the morning, “I thought I left it in the Pink bathroom.”
“Come on, wake up. I am going to be late for work.”
“Ummm…try the Peach bathroom.”
“I did already.”
“The Blue one?”
“Oh, forgot about that one. Thanks Hon.”
“Yeah, yeah. Just let me sleep.”
So, here is the Blue bathroom. It is a three quarter bath, so only a shower in this one and no tub like the other two. It also has a different sink, more utilitarian than the others. This bathroom is right off of the kitchen, hence the blue to match the cabinets, and I have a feeling that this bathroom used to be used mostly for washing up after gardening or woodworking. Here is the shower. No regular shower stall for this bathroom, no sir. It is completely done in tile, and I LOVE it. I know, grout can be a pain, but this shower really isn’t used that often so I don’t mind. Honestly, I mostly rinse mops out in it. And that is the original shower door. The spring is a little rusty on the door and sticks a bit, but once again, not really used that much. Here is the bottom of the shower. The floor tile matches the rest of the floor tile in the bathroom.
Original Kohler tap. Still works great!
Recessed blue soap dish.
The sink corner of the bathroom. The wallpaper is not original. I am not sure when that was added, probably the 80’s. The wallpaper itself isn’t that bad, but the border is a floral nightmare. I really don’t like it. It is pretty high up, so it didn’t really make it into any of the pictures. Do you think it is possible to remove a wallpaper border without damaging the rest of the wallpaper? Hmmm… anyway. Back to the tour. You can see the matching towel rack next to the sink. The original medicine cabinet and lighting.
The recessed toilet paper holder and the bathroom heater. I am a little bit worried about all the heaters in the bathrooms and what happens when we start having kids, but I should just relax. No need to borrow trouble, right?
And yes, the heaters work great. And they get incredibly hot!
The original bathroom fan. It sounds like a jet engine revving up when you turn it on, but it works like a champ. Huge closet that stores…well…a lot of nothing so far. I am sure in a few years it will be packed to the gills with crap, but for now it is gloriously sparse. Mostly due to the fact this house has so very many, many closets.
Close-up of the bathroom floor tile, and the marble transition strip. I love the pattern of the floor. It needs to be regrouted soon, but it shouldn’t be difficult. It will just take a really long time!
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