It is another Pink Saturday ...... where is the month of October going? Well since I showed you all my red bathtub, yes my red lipstick bathtub, the other day (Click here to see), I thought it only fitting to showcase my cotton candy bathroom with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to share for Pink Saturday. Please click here for the party.
As discussed the other day, when my house was built in 1853, there was no indoor plumbing. This bathroom was created from a study off the family room in the early 1940's. The original tiles, woodwork, and wallpaper were pink and remain pink. This room has never been redecorated.
The wallpaper has faded over the past 70 years but otherwise has held up well. The paper is thicker than today's wallpaper and remains durable and washable.
This is the built in vanity. As a little girl, my daughter spent countless hours sitting before this mirror .... playing dress up for herself and her little dolls.
This cabinet goes back 4 feet and made the perfect place for Elizabeth to crawl inside when playing hide and seek. The drawers below are roomy. The bottom drawer always held her bathtub toys and anything else she would sneak inside. I think even now, there may still be a rubber duckie or two hiding in the guest towels.
The wallpaper job was amazing. Strips of tan wallpaper were painstakingly inlaid above the vanity mirror and also above the bathtub.
The floor tiles are also 1940's originals. Notice the inlay of the white tile with the green tiles. These tiles are a special clay composite and remain in fabulous shape, requiring only a damp mop.
The towel bars are in a deeper contrasting cranberry color.
It would be a crime to change out the tiles of either the floor or the walls. So until I find an appropriate Arts and Crafts style wall paper, I am keeping the bathroom as it is. If it has held up for 70 years, I can live with it for a few more years.
Hope that you all have a pleasant Pink Saturday. Please remember that the pink this month is all about being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please show your support.
Got it at Goodwill