You've seen the upstairs bathroom, which is across from the living room, on the main level, between the den/guestroom and my daughter's room (which you may never see lol).
Well, after months and months of
avoiding it doing other things, I finally finished it.
As you can see, they changed the tile at some point under the window and tried to match the pink. I'm guessing the window wasn't original and that's why, but who knows.
I still think it looks better than that awful green.
I have more to do in there, but I thought I'd share the whole tiny room anyway.
And when I say tiny, I seriously mean that you can almost use every facility without moving ;)
It's off of my bedroom, which I think was the maid's quarters, and it's through my extra closet. Honestly though, I have no idea what it was used for originally, because it also leads to what I think is the root cellar.
I know that sounds confusing, but trying to figure out what the downstairs rooms were for is even more confusing to me ;)
Anyway, let's go in...
See how little it is?
The shower has the original tile and shower curtain bar from 1930, but the knobs were changed in the 1950s.
Yes, I know that pink tile was popular in the 50s, but it wasn't uncommon in the 30s either and the plumber confirmed it, when he was working on the shower head that wouldn't work, when I moved in.
There's three knobs, but I forget what the top one does, since I share the upstairs bathroom with Annie for the most part and don't use this shower.
Anyway, the plumber explained it, but I've since forgotten.
It just turns on when I clean, so I don't worry about it ;)
I have no earthly idea what the white marble covers and I'm not about to tear the thing apart to find out, but if anyone knows, please let me know.
The toilet has been replaced, but I know the inlayed wood toilet seat is old.
The flooring is original too :)
Next to the shower:
On the other side, you have this weirdness:
A 1930s sink that has been fitted into the wall.
It's also really short, so I'm wondering how tall the maid was.
Original 1930s medicine cabinet and 1950s? light.
And the little shelf behind the door:
This has to be one of the oddest bathrooms I've ever come across.
Anywho, I haven't decided to keep the yellow and white paint scheme for sure, because it was a quick clean up and I'm thinking about some 1930s looking wallpaper instead.
All in good time though.
I have many more pressing things to do.
Finishing the backyard.
Painting the window trim on the outside of the house.
Painting the whole outside of the house and outbuildings.
Painting the den.
Painting the upstairs hallway.
My life is mostly painting.
I sometimes doubt that I'll ever have a nice manicure again.
Oh well, the finished product always makes me happy and it's good for this home that I love very, very much :)