Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's the little things

Our home is a 1958 three bedroom, two bathroom ranch house. One of the bathrooms still has all the original tile and fixtures; they're in great shape and they're pink.

The only thing that wasn't pink was the toilet seat. It had been replaced with a grey one, which is also a common color in houses from the middle of the last century, but it always kind of bugged me that it wasn't pink. Then one of the little spacer things that hold the seat up from the toilet bowl broke. It sort of stuck out and jabbed our legs anytime we sat to do our business. That was both uncomfortable and annoying.

I'd tracked down some places that carry either the old fixtures or modern reproductions, so we ordered some color samples both for the seat and for tile. Our current shower head is pretty low but can't go higher because the surround isn't tiled to the ceiling and we'd risk a lot of water damage if we left it as is.

Anyway, we found a nearly perfect match for the seat, and here it is:



If you're interested, you can read this website about the history of the pink bathrooms and kitchens found in houses like ours.

And just for fun, take a look at the photos of this 1950s era kitchen. I love it!

Edited to add that the seat actually does match the tiles; it's just that the flash really bounced off the seat and made it look a shade lighter. But trust me, it's not.

2 comments:

Kerry DeBauge said...

Have you ever visited the Electric House at the Johnson County Museum? It was a 1954 KCP&L model home that was intended to represent the "house of the future". You'd LOVE it!

http://www.jocogov.org/dept/museum/visit/1950s-all-electric-house

kittiesx3 said...

I have seen that! Although it's been years, I should go again now that I live in a ranch home.