Cindy wrote to ask: Where to buy pink bathtubs. My answer was not an “easy” one: Salvage. Vintage. That’s where you get color bathtubs. No one makes them new, that I know of. Then, minutes after reading her email, I was going through old photos in my camera, and what did I see: A New Old Stock pink bathtub and toilet from an estate sale in 2012. No. I did not bring this home with me to hoard in one of the many (and now, quite full) recesses of my house. Sigh. Of course, looking back, I wish I had, it’s so pink-alicious. I shudder to think what may have happened to it. I likely took this photo on the last day of the sale and as I recall, there were still no takers.
I’ve been following your blog for a couple months and I’m about to begin my PINK bathroom remodel! 🙂
Thank you for this inspiration!
I have a home built in 1949 with some vintage bathroom & kitchen pieces but their not in the best condition.
found the blog post on Kate’s pink bathroom remodel but there is no bath tub in her remodel.
Do you know of any maker of a pink bath tub to match a pink sink and toilet?
I will try to salvage my pink sink (picture attached) but hoping to find a bathtub too.
I think I read that Gerber or Kohler [Pam corrects: It’s Peerless] make the low flow pink toilet so I’m all set there.
Thank you so much.
Writing this up also reminds me of another email that recently came in. The question was: Should I buy that pink toilet NOW even though I don’t need it yet, in case it is discontinued?
Here today. Gone tomorrow. YES.
Right now on ebay, for example, I see several pink bathtubs for sale including this Pink Cinderella bathtub in Vermont *affiliate link
Start stalking craigslist, local and regional salvage places, etc. I wouldn’t start a bathroom renovation until I had one in hand, because you are likely to encounter hurdles. It’s a search like this that started my The Hard Way series.
There was a pink toilet too.
The tub was by Richmond Radiator Co. I don’t know anything about this company. It comes up now and then. Ken had a great looking Richmond Radiator sink.
Above: I also got the wallpaper for my bathroom at that estate sale.
And, there was a coordinating “field” wallpaper that went with, which I used when I did that Annie Sloan chalk paint test and made a $243.85 what-not cabinet.
Oh so pretty in the bathroom!
Where to buy pink and other color bathtubs?
For more research on where to find stuff to restore or renovate a vintage bathroom, go to the Bathroom Help category at the top of the page. Click it. It will open a whole bunch o’ subcategories where you can dig in.
Good luck with all, Cindy! Let us know how it all turns out!