The Cross House
Originally, the second-floor bathroom was the only bathroom on the second floor. It was later turned into a kitchen, and then was gutted by the owner before me, Bob. The only original feature remaining was the tile floor.
In 1894, the room had very high wood wainscoting, which I will absolutely recreate.
Bob had removed all the trim, which had been painted a distinctive russet color. A pinky sorta russet. This color proved easy to find in the basement Aladdin’s cave.
Today, I decided to temporarily reinstall all the pinky bits.
Until today, I was unsure how much 1894 trim remained.
Now I know that it all does! Whoee!!!!!!!!
I still need to:
- Recreate the lost TALL wainscoting.
- Repair the 1894 floor and replace lost tiles.
- Find an early 1890s marble 34-inch-wide vanity. These are out there and sorta kinda affordable (relatively speaking)
- Install a 1926 toilet as several are in the house. No 1894 toilets remain in the house, and restored ones go for around six grand. I am soooooooo never going to pay six grand for something to pee into.
Finding a period-correct tub is also $$$$$$$ so I am uncertain what to do. But I am pondering.
Oh, and putting back bits is weirdly, deeply satisfying. I really…