So the bathroom was pink. Really, really pink.
This was common enough in the 1950s, but not enough people see the value of the pink, yellow, green and blue bathrooms of the 1950s.
If nothing else, replacement parts are really hard to get. (Hence the wood seat on the toilet) and today every bathroom seems to need a giant jacuzzi tub along with marble flooring.
But inspired by the SaveThePinkBathrooms web site, I set out to see what I could do to preserve it.
Old lady curtains and old lady wallpaper made the bathroom look even more pink.
The shower had three showerheads, something that's not unusual today, but must have been pretty radical in its day.
So you really can find anything online.
To sell this room to my teenage son (and myself) I googled "How to make a pink bathroom look more masculine" and amazingly, about 50 pages of suggestions popped up.
The one I liked best was the oft mentioned notion of doing a 50s Hawaiian surf theme. It worked.
Toilet is new - from Gerber, found by my ace plumbers at Dawson Mechanical in NJ. (The old one was broken and needed to be replaced) Ditto the faucets on the sink (and the pipes under it.) Also located and installed by Dawson.
Surfer curtain and vintage metal surf posters from BungalowBeachDesigns.com http://www.bungalowbeachdesigns.com
Elvis towel from Amazon
Paint: Benjamin Moore Miami Teal
1950s medicine chest and fluorescent lights (there's a similar one, a period original, in the other bathroom) from Broan, via eFaucets.com. Found by googling "1950s medicine chest"
Beach flip-flop toothbrush holder from Target - one of the many purchases I found as I was looking for something unrelated
Surfboard rug also from Bungalow BeachDesigns