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  1. Beth Westburg says:

    Hi Pam,
    I need help with bathroom flooring. Our mid century house has a pink bathroom that we remodeled 10 years ago. We replaced the linoleum with VCT and do not like it. I’m trying to find vinyl flooring with a cool pattern.
    In the master bath, we remodeled from brown to turquoise blue. Again, we installed VCT. Looking for vinyl flooring.
    A store told me that he heard people were buying vinyl flooring from England. I’m looking for help finding bathroom flooring.
    I’m happy to send pictures.
    PS: love your site. We saved the pink bathroom because of you!

      1. Pam Kueber says:

        Hi Beth, I apologize for not responding sooner — I was transitioning to a new server.

        I know of very few patterned vinyl floorings. American is dominated by… neutrals. We’re lucky if we can even get color-color, much less pattern.

        Yes, I think I have heard that there may be more designs available in Europe, but I don’t typically research that market.

        See all my flooring research here:

  2. Leticia Davies says:

    Dear Pam and Kate,
    We finished remodeling our mid century bathroom downstairs and are using the same mirror medicine cabinet with glass shelves. Trouble is, my husband has stashed the metal brackets that hold up the shelves within the mirror box and we cannot find them. Do you know of any company still making the brackets for glass shelves from 1959-1960? It has a center insert and they are aluminum. I have a photo but I’m not sure how to upload it. Thank you for any help you can give! Leticia

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Hi Leticia, alas, I don’t know the answer to this one. Perhaps… look for a complete replacement at the ReStore or such, just for the brackets? I do see them at my ReStore quite often, and they usually are not too expensive…

  3. Doug Wendling says:

    I am restoring a bathroom in a home built in 1974. I would like to find a brass finished hudee ring for the sink.. Everything else is brass finished but the ring, it is stainless. The ring now measures from outside edge to out side edge 20 3/4 X 18 3/4.

  4. Roberta says:

    I have mixed Geneva turquoise and white metal cabinets. Any recommendations on how to keep them shiny? I read car wax and buff to using Noxon liquid metal polish. I don’t want to use something that will destroy the finish so any assistance you can provide is appreciated.

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Hi Roberta, I am not an expert on this. You might want to talk to an auto body shop to see what they recommend. Also be aware that there may be vintage nastiness like lead in the paint so get with experts to assess what you have so that you can make informed decisions how to handle.

  5. Abbey says:

    Hi! I came across a Shirley sink and cabinet today by total accident and am looking for more info on it. The only thing I have found is the 1952 catalog you shared back in 2016. This is the 84” model listed, and I was curious what it is worth, but I’m not having much luck. It’s in good condition and will be going in my kitchen. Can you point me in the right direction?

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Hi Abbey, I don’t have any more information on Shirley cabinets than what I’ve posted so far….

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