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Kate’s resources for building a pink bathroom — 26 key items on her remodel list

pink bathroom sourcesKates-bathroomOne of the best compliments I’ve received about my pink bathroom was when the electrician asked if the wall and floor tiles were original, a remark that made me grin from ear to ear. Constructing a new pink bathroom that looks like it is fresh from 1962 — the year my house was built — was no small feat. Besides the actual work to install everything, I spent many hours sourcing materials, comparing samples and looking for vintage bits and pieces. Yes, sourcing all the products to build a retro pink bathroom is more work than sourcing a similar remodel using white fixtures and tile that’s popular today, but with a little determination, it is possible. For those just starting this journey, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled a list of all my resources — most of which are readily available  — to help you build the retro pink bathroom of your dreams.

  1. Vintage light — a gift from Pam’s hoard.
  2. Juno 8′ square recessed ceiling light with white trim and crystal diffuser glass (purchased through electrician).
  3. GE 60-minute spring wound timer switch — Home Depot.
  4. Vintage mirror with cosmetics box — Habitat for Humanity Restore.
  5. Grohe Arden 4 inch spread mid-arc bathroom faucet, chrome — Home Depot (now discontinued).
  6. Pionite laminate counter top, Rock of Ages — special ordered through Menards.
  7. Vintage pink sink with hudee ring — Craigslist.
  8. Vintage Amerock chrome dish knobs — Habitat for Humanity Restore.
  9. Vintage Amerock chrome knobs and starburst backplates — found on Ebay.
  10. Sherwin Williams Satin Duration wall paint, Abalone Shell (SW 6050).
  11. Vintage Star Line chrome starburst towel ring — Ebay (note, there is a reproduction starburst towel ring available through Rejuvenation).
  12. Vintage Star Line chrome starburst towel rod brackets — Ebay (reproduction starburst towel bar available through Rejuvenation).
  13. Sonoma life + style Ultimate Performance Bath & Hand Towels, Ivory — Kohl’s.
  14. Glazed ceramic wall tiles, 70W Pink — B&W Tile.
  15. Vintage Expan-Tite adjustable rod holder, NOS & chrome rod — Habitat for Humanity Restore.
  16. American Standard water saving rain shower head, Chrome.
  17. American Standard Hand Rain Shower, chrome .
  18. American Standard Serin shower knobs and trim, chrome.
  19. Hotel White Fabric 54 inch x 78 inch shower stall sized curtain liner, white — Bed Bath and Beyond.
  20. 1.28 GPF Elongated Ergoheight two-piece toilet, Gerber Viper, Bahama Pink — Decor Island.
  21. Church Elongated toilet seat, pink — Decor Island.
  22. Croft & Barrow solid bath rug, light pink — Kohl’s (color no longer available online, but still saw a few in my local store).
  23. Vintage NOS Hanson Bath Scale — a gift from Pam’s hoard.
  24. 6″ McCobb Mid Century Modern Foot, red oak — TableLegs.com .
  25. SpectraLOCK Epoxy grout, Natural Grey — Lowe’s.
  26. Merola Tile University Pink Porcelain Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile — Home Depot.

Click HERE to read all the stories about how I built a pink bathroom.

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  1. Sharon Rht says:

    Wow! I love your bathroom. My house was built in 1953 and has pink bathroom fixtures, pink tile,with gray tile borders. I have the same sink as yours but mine has chipped porcelain. The search continues. I am also trying to find a few pink replacement tiles but so far I haven’t found a perfect match. When I bought the house there was a vintage Lady Sunbeam Electric Razor, in the original box, mint condition. It is beautiful with gold accents! It is proudly displayed with several other pink electric razors that I have collected. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Janis says:

    Love your bathroom! Looking for a recessed 61 pink recessed soap dish/washcloth holder for my tub! My sis broke mine, she’s staying at my home. Please advise! Thank you!

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