Being ever on the lookout for bits and pieces for my retro modern master bathroom remodel — I spend a lot of time hunting around on ebay. Imagine how thrilling it was to find this beautiful Satin Glide metal bath cabinet — complete with the coordinating mirror, cosmetic box and light combination. After picking my jaw up off the floor — I contacted the ebay seller — tjmoon — who kindly gave us permission to feature these photos.
You may recall, Pam added a 1963 catalog of Satin Glide vanities to her collection last year, and loaded the pages online as an archival reference. But now here is a good lookin’ Satin Glide with all the parts — spotted in the wild, in terrific shape. 🙂
In my email correspondence with the seller, tjmoon said:
I think the first place I saw pictures of this type of vanity was at your site. I bought this because I was hoping to put it into my late father’s 1950’s ranch. We need to do a complete bathroom remodel before we can sell the house, and I really thought my sister’s would love it. They however, had other ideas, thinking that the new owner’s, whoever they are, would not be so impressed. I beg to differ, but at least this way, if someone buys it off of ebay, they will really be sure they want it for their bathroom. They can also choose the paint color.
$250 Buy-It-Now for this bathing beauty.
If it weren’t a 12-hour round trip for me to get this vanity home, I would bid on it right away. Sooo lovely. There may be hope for me, though: After rereading Pam’s catalog, it appears that these bathroom vanities were also made right in my home state of Wisconsin. There must be many in homes in and around Wausau! Perhaps someday…
The ebay listing description says that this vanity has had the paint stripped from the doors — although we are confused — it appears to us that the doors are clear glass. The steel box, the listing says, also is in need of an overall paint job. So, the lucky new owner of this cabinet can paint the vanity whatever color their heart desires. It would probably be best to track down a vintage sink first and then have the vanity painted to match — since the original sink and counter top are no longer around.
Even the with paint work required, you gotta admit that the chrome on this baby looks to be in beautiful shape.
Base cabinet is 31 inches tall, by 30 inches wide, and it sticks out from the wall 21 1/2 inches.
Medicine cabinet is 28 1/2 inches wide, by 9 inches tall, and sticks out from the wall 5 inches.
Mirror is 23 1/4 tall by 28 inches wide. It fits into a little ledge on the medicine cabinet.
Light fixture is 28 inches wide, by 4 1/4 tall, and sticks out from the wall about 7 1/8 inches.
Thanks again to Ebay seller tjmoon for sharing these pictures with us.