I almost cannot believe that the bathroom is nearly done… it feels like it’s been ten years.
We’re still waiting on a few things like a second sconce, and towel bars, So in the meantime, here are some details we’re using that reflect an authentic vintage bathroom…
- Cove molding at the base of the subway tile.
Today, subway tile is usually installed directly meeting the floor tile. Or sometimes builders will mix materials and use a wood baseboard.
But if you look at vintage baths, you’ll notice that the original base tile would have been a different design than the rest of the wall—either cove molding, or a different size or shape.
- A pedestal sink.
Technically, we’re using a console sink. Similar to a pedestal sink, it will leave the underside exposed. But with a console you get two legs for support, you have the option for more counter space.
We debated using a base cabinet, (the storage factor can’t be beat). But ultimately I loved the vintage look of a plain porcelain sink, with exposed water shut offs.
I just love everything about the photo below… it’s not actually any detail that we’re using.