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July 19, 2012

1950s Time Capsule Bathroom with Vintage Starburst Tiles and an American Standard Cinderella Corner Bathtub!

By Sara In AZ

Recently a condo came up for rent near Mom’s condo. Since I was pretty certain this unit was also a time capsule and I just had to tour the condo and see the place for myself!

Sadly, I only got pictures of the bathroom…but let me tell you this condo did not disappoint! The original blonde cabinets were still intact in the kitchen and there was even a NuTone built-in Kitchen Center! All the blonde doors were still intact in this unit and they had not been painted white like Mom’s doors. There were even some lovely blonde built-ins custom to this unit. It was really, really awesome!

Onto the bathroom!

Here is the main vanity area. The bar light on the right looked to be original, but  the lights that flank the medicine cabinet are definitely new. Bummer. Obviously the faucet is a replacement as well. You can see that this bathroom is similar to Mom’s condo in that the built-in storage/vanity looks a lot alike….and there are the same handles too. Interesting to note that this vanity is all laminate with a sink that has a Hudee ring, whereas Mom’s condo has the yellow tile counter with the under mount square sink.

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Here is a close up of the counter top laminate. Yes, it is the fabulous Gold Fleck Laminate!

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It’s so hard to say if this counter is original or not. It’s hard to imagine someone ripping out a tile counter to install laminate in a rental, but you never know. It is definitely older laminate though.

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Here is a close up of the vintage bar light. Love that cool pattern!

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This bathroom still even had an old heat lamp in the ceiling! Looks like it’ll have to be re-chromed though!

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And here is the super spectacular American Standard Corner Cinderella Bathtub! LOVE and WANT!!! This bathtub faucet needed a serious Mike rescue though, the faucet was leaking like crazy. eeks! At least they still have their drain overflow cover intact though!

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And to top off all of the awesomeness of this bathroom….pink atomic starburst tiles!

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They are ‘outta this world’ cool aren’t they!

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If I EVER see any gutting going on over at this condo you had better believe I am going to snatch some of this stuff right up from the garbage heap!

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8 Responses to 1950s Time Capsule Bathroom with Vintage Starburst Tiles and an American Standard Cinderella Corner Bathtub!

  1. OrWaDesigns Reply

    July 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    You better be digging those tiles outta the trash!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      HA! Girl, you had better believe that I would!!! I thought about asking the owners if I could chisel them off of the wall right now, but I know they would think I was crazy for sure then! 🙂

  2. Charlotte Reply

    July 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Yay – I don’t have to go through total Sara time capsule condo post withdrawal today!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Charlotte – hee! I feel like I have to ween myself off the condo posts too! 😉

  3. Andrea Reply

    July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Those tiles are FANTASTIC!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Aren’t they Andrea, I completely died when I saw them!!!

  4. Jen Reply

    July 20, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Oh, the bar lamp is leaving me swooning all over the place!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Isn’t it just awesome Jen!?! I seriously hope they never get rid of it!

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