Tag Archives: bathroom

Cephalopod installation

This weekend I invited an octopus onto the bathroom window. I hope he stays a good long while. Because I love bathroom windows. We worked hard to keep this one and make it work with the sink and shower placement. … Continue reading

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Agog over antique plumbing

I’m sunk in a spate of touch-up projects right now. So I will attempt to entertain with some pics I took 3 years ago (wooooosh—yes, that was Chronos winging away) at the Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, Illinois. We’ll start with … Continue reading

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Clawfoot for a close space

We’ve finally gotten the clawfoot shower pan in working order in the downstairs bathroom! It’s a bit tight trying to take pics because the whole room is only a little more than 5×6 (and that’s after previous owners bashed into … Continue reading

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Progress afoot

There’s a new creature in our house …

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Sir Henry’s liver spray

We recently visited another 1911 house—actually it was Casa Loma, the former estate of Toronto financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. It’s a grand place, and I could share pics of the tower or the round room below it or the … Continue reading

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Plumbing mystery of the century

… in my house anyway. What bathing device would be about 27″ high and 38″ at its widest? There was a small, square hole in the floor in front of where this thing was. The plaster wall behind the mystery object … Continue reading

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Vacationer’s vintage fix

When a vacationing vintage junkie has been rolling down scenic roads for days on end—driving through trees … … and cavorting with questionable characters at miniature-golf courses … … waking up in sterile surroundings that boast 50 different shades of … Continue reading

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