vintage satin glide bathroom vanityNow here is some serous vintage bathroom porn: Satin Glide bathroom vanities, medicine cabinets, shelving — and even a Relaxion Unit to compete with Hall-Mack — all from a 1963 brochure. We see these metal vanities occasionally — I do not know if they really held up well to the humidity in a bathroom. We also see slanted wood vanities like this — like in Chris and Angela’s 1964 bathroom

Catalogs and images like this: Great for design tips to recreate a 1960s bathroom. For example, I think it would be relatively easy — if you had a good cabinetmaker — to replicate this vanity in a lightweight MDF. And, you could trim it in metal kitchen countertop edging. I’ve even think those legs are getting easier to find now that the rest of the world has gone mid mod mad — finally catching on to us. Hey, I even think you could replicated the Relaxion Unit pretty easily.

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  1. jerry says:

    I have a satin-glide 24 inches wide wit 22 inches high.I need a light cover diffuser ,can you or any direct me to the correct place to order it was built 1966 you show picture of the sma cabinet its yellow in color or your web site .HELP.

  2. Mark says:

    I manage 36 apartment units that have these cabinets. Have held up very well. The only thing I am looking for are the plastic tracks that the doors ride on, or something similar that would work in their place. if anyone has any information it would be appreciated. Thanks

  3. Ronda Vallejo says:

    That was the comment I was going to make! I was thinking about how easy it would be to clean or replace the flooring.

  4. Neil says:

    The whole ensemble of shapes and hues adds up to something very curious…and curiously satisfying; shades of what came before and hints of what might yet come; but Right Now isn’t quite present. The color pallete…
    Purple
    Lavender
    Pink
    Tan
    Beige
    Brown
    Odd how it teeters on the razor’s edge between awful and fabulous. It doesn’t seem to ever settle on an esthetic certainty, almost like it intends to keep you moving along; getting your business taken care of and sending you out the door having never gotten a grasp on a definite vibe.
    In fact, that era had the same effect on us “moderns” who were transiting through it.

  5. Elizabeth from Texas says:

    At the time, those were called “Floating Toilets” and were designed to make it easy to clean the floors! They still make them–I believe it’s Glenwood by American Standard. My 1965 house has two of them. We replaced them with new ones, just like the originals. They are no longer considered “high end” but more like “gas station” lol. But I love them! The thing is, the water and sewer pipes have to be in the wall instead of the floor, so you can’t just replace a normal toilet with them.

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