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New Grout AND A New Toilet in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

New Grout AND A New Toilet in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo – Thursday Retro Rewind

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Post Sixteen in the ‘Time Capsule Condo’ series and we are still in the bathroom….cleaning the grout this time! This bathroom is the ONLY bathroom in the condo so we knew we had to get it “right”! Looking back at my pictures I’ll just bet that Mom was terrified when we first started…

Shopping in 1959

Shopping in 1959

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by Andrea I think one of my favourite things about browsing old magazines is the ads.  Here’s some of my faves from the March 1959 edition of Better Homes and Gardens   Yes, I am guessing I might just live better in an awesome house made of West Coast lumber!…

A New Retro Sink and Dishmaster Faucet Are Installed in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

A New Retro Sink and Dishmaster Faucet Are Installed in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ It was one of those dilemmas, do we or don’t we???? Replace the kitchen sink and faucet that is. Neither the kitchen sink, nor the faucet were original. They were just readily available items from the local big box store and hastily installed by the last…

Retro Bathroom Shower Reveal In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

Retro Bathroom Shower Reveal In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ Soooooo, last week we saw the sink and vanity area final reveal in all of it’s Holiday Turquoise glory. Going from this……………………………………… To this………………ahhhhhhhhhhh, yes! Now, we all get to see the final reveal of the other side of the bathroom – the shower and tub…

Holiday Turquoise Retro Bathroom Reveal in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo!!!

Holiday Turquoise Retro Bathroom Reveal in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo!!!

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By Sara In AZ Month and months and months have gone by on our little renovation project and it’s FINALLY time to see the bathroom in all it’s renovated retro glory! We will see all the final pictures of the vanity and sink area this Thursday and then next Thursday…

Installing The New Kohler Bathroom Faucet In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

Installing The New Kohler Bathroom Faucet In Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ I sincerely wish that I knew what the original bathroom faucet looked like in Mom’s condo. I’m super sure that it was tons better than this off the shelf model from the big box stores.   This faucet was just all wrong for the 1950s look…

New Grout AND A New Toilet in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

New Grout AND A New Toilet in Mom’s 1950s Time Capsule Condo

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By Sara In AZ Oh man, this is what I was dreading all along – cleaning that horrible grout in the shower. It’s like beyond horrible. It was a rental, nobody cared, it was just………ugh. You can totally see from the following  pictures it looks hella bad! I’ll admit it,…

Vintage Kitchen And Bathroom Kohler Ads From Pinterest

Vintage Kitchen And Bathroom Kohler Ads From Pinterest

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By RetroRuth This week I am totally hooked on these vintage Kohler ads! The historians at Kohler were nice enough to create a Vintage Kohler Ads board on  Pinterest for those of us who just can’t get enough vintage kitchens and bathrooms.  There are more ads available on their board,…