One of the best features about our little cottage is the 1950s pink and white tile bath. Even though it was a renovation from the early 1900s bath, it is part of the house's story and one to be held onto. There is a growing midcentury design trend that cherishes these colorful tiles. I decided to embrace it!
There were a few easy things I needed to change though and some that would have to happen later.
Just a few things to change:
1. Curtains. The bright pink little girl's room curtains had to go and instead I opted for white delicate eyelet lace trimmed curtains with a valance on top and a cafe curtains on the bottom. The valance on top highlights the tall window without overpowering it. The cafe curtains give privacy to the bottom portion while letting natural light through the upper portion of the window.
2. Get rid of everything that looks like it came from a big box store...I'm talking about YOU shelving unit. I replaced the cheap looking shelving unit with a smaller vintage shelf for towels and more.
3. Vintage inspired mirror and sink faucet. I wasn't necessarily trying to match bygone years. I just wanted something with a little character.
4. A good cleaning. Bar Keepers Friend is a wonderful product to get vintage tiles clean.
5. Green Plants! The tall window and fresh, mostly white space is crying out for green plants.
What we still need to do:
1. Rewire. There is no GFI outlet in this bath. In fact, there is a very dated outlet with a beige cover by the sink.
And why are there scones lights behind the toilet???
(Answer: A small sink used to be where the toilet is. And the toilet was closer to the door. The 1950s remodel got a lot of things right. The current layout is much better!)
We will remove the scones lighting as there is adequate vanity and overhead lighting in addition to the natural light through the window.
2. Fresh coat of white paint.
3. New vintage inspired vanity knobs and pulls.
4. The bathtub faucet is on its last legs. I'll replace it with something chrome to match the rest of the hardware in the room.
5. Once the two "toilet" scones are removed, I have a lovely shelf for MORE INDOOR PLANTS to go in its space.
Meet my plant DORIS!
What I'm not changing:
1. Pink and white tiles.
2. Pink tiolet.
3. Pink bathtub.
No big remodel! I'm embracing my 1950s pink and white tile bath!