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Victorian Bathroom Projects
Send me some pics of your victorian bathroom restoration projects, and I will post here for others to enjoy. The first comes from Robert in CAN, and he says it is a living nightmare, but one he will not stop until it is finished. There is a 1930s bathtub and Crane elephant trunk toilet coming out, and a fancy embossed John Douglas Co. toilet and Wolff Mfg Co Neptuna tub with fancy wall-mounted Wolff Co.shower going in.
Here is another bathroom view that comes from B.S. in Portland, OR. This is a ca.1905 bathroom makeover with stunning details expecially in the floor and wall tiles, the lighting sconces, and the wall accessories. The lavatory standing on two beautiful nickel plated legs ain't too shabby either. This restoration obviously had a lot of care and attention to detail applied. The lavatory came from Historic Houseparts in Rochester NY, the accessories are all original Art Brass Mfg Co of NY, and the sconces are fugitaboutit, impossible to find.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: April 16th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)


it's really a nightmare....

somewhere needs to be re-painted, some bright items must be added in...
please finish it quickly!

Sarah from Taiwan
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Poor Robert has succumb to new toys...again

I guess Robert got tired of the old bathroom. It was really quite nice before but this time it sounds like it will be unreal!! I remember flushing the toilet there and it sticking open. Robert said not to worry about it but that he had to climb out on the roof, reach through the window just to reach into to the high tank to reset it!!!!!!! He is truly DEDICATED to authentic!!!

Nathan in New West
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 14th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)

BS in Portland's Bath

Why would you put such a piece of crap counter/ vanity or
whatever it is with a beautiful sink like that? Hope you
find something nicer....
From: don_vp Date: August 14th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BS in Portland's Bath

that cuts right to it, doesn't it?
No mincing words.
I suspect that counter was left in place because it is original. I thought it serves its purpose well for storage and extra counter surface.
But, what do I know?
BS- care to respond?
From: zhouse_bo Date: August 15th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BS in Portland's Bath

I won't try to change your opinion, but I will give you some background on it. The cabinet along the wall fits under a sloped ceiling and - in spite of your horror - was custom designed and built to fit the space. Its period details include a solid maple top painted with an oil-based enamel, authentic all-wood contruction with flush-face doors and drawers, baseboard and no toe kick, a classic ogee sticking detail around the glass/panels, and period hardware including bin pulls, cupboard turns, and butterfly hinges - all with slotted screws. The two paneled 'bin doors' on each end are actually pull-out drawers to give access into the hard-to-reach corners - door swing clearance was an issue. An under-cabinet 'toe-kick' heater was included to warm feet on cold mornings (supplementing the radiant floors). Got to paint that grille though....

So you may not like it, but I assure you it was both well thought through and bloody expensive. Can't please everyone.

From: don_vp Date: September 24th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BS in Portland's Bath

Bravo !
We at Vintageplumbing.com think the cabinet is top shelf, and we heart the entire bathroom !
Keep up the good restoration work !
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 21st, 2009 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)

What's wrong with people

That's perhaps the sexiest Victorian bath. Certainly the best that was non-existant before (we can't all have mansions with intact original details). Now get to the EXTERIOR and forget all those jealous hater types.

-Chris W.

I have some nice Deco baths to post if you're interested.....
From: don_vp Date: April 7th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's wrong with people

lets have a look,
please write me here.....
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's wrong with people

I think that bath is beautiful too.
I'd love to see your Deco baths. I'm working on one for a Victorian house.... (I know, I know, but we aren't claw foot people).
Just found a fabulous 1923 tub for $100 and still trying to figure out the sink/sinks..
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