Monday, April 7, 2014

Loads of Commodes

In our little rental house, we had a clawfoot tub that I spent half of my 2nd & 3rd pregnancies soaking in. I loved that tub. I had a hard time saying goodbye. Our new house has no such tub, so when a friend of mine from ReNew told me about Do-It-Ur-Self Plumbing here in Denver, I decided to check it out for myself.
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So file this under things I'd never thought I'd feature on a blog post! Colorful toilets. {We have a pink and a blue toilet in our new house, and this place had me re-thinking my hatred of them.}
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Colorful sinks!
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I wanted to take this green sink home with me soooo bad.

And then there were the radiators...
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A stock pile of toilet tank lids in every shade you could imagine. Toilets made pretty all stacked in color grids. Well, I never...
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I was in awe of all the colorful toilets and sinks and baths we saw.
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My kids were equally awed. Purple toilets?!
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They have antique clawfoot tubs for sale. This is what we came to see. I must have one in our new house, eventually...someday. You have not lived until you have soaked in a clawfoot tub.
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Their tubs on the outside need work. But they are old and beautiful just the same.
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I also never thought I'd marvel at radiators. But the patina on some of these ornate heating elements left me wishing for the good old days.
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As well as the sink/cabinets from the 1940s and 1950s...I adore these sinks.
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Do-It-Ur-Self Plumbing is not all about the vintage and patina, however. Inside their building, they have quite the showroom. Their nice, shiny tubs include antiques and reproductions--or so we were told--and you can shop the re-glazed or brand new tubs as well.
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THIS tub spoke to me. It said, "Come on in, Heather!" So I did. At the urging of my husband and the saleslady who asked if I "was a soaker" {I totes* am!} and if I read in the bath {totes* do} and she told me to try this one out because some prefer their arms resting at different levels. Well, I got in it and...told my husband I'd be spending the rest of my life there so he should just go away with the kids and have a nice life.
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* Hate the word "totes".

They have a few amazing "museum pieces" in their showroom. Behold, this MOP sink! A clawfoot MOP SINK! What?! Yes! I need one! I promise, honey, I'll mop all the time!!!
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And I have never laid eyes on a clawfoot shower until today. That's just what this is. Amazing, isn't it? I never knew they had such a thing. This entire piece, along with the plumbing you see, is all antique and real.
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Back "in the day" I would have soaked in a tub like this:
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But the re-glazed beauties are lovely also.
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Speaking of commodes, here's the oldest one you'll ever lay eyes on. Yes, that's a toilet.
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All this to say... I can't wait to remodel our bathroom.

Cheers,
Heather 

7 comments:

  1. Wow! What a fun place to see! When we built our house 8 years ago, we put in a huge tub. The only water it has seen is when I spray out the dust when cleaning the bathroom. It is there for when we ever decide to sell our house. (Or maybe for future grandkids!) Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. Linda, I have a large garden tub in our townhouse too. I had to lol when I read about out the dust! It's the only time mine sees water too;-)

      What a fun outing Heather. So many possibilities!

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  2. We have a place somewhat similar to this where I live. Every time we go, I beg Brian to let me switch out our boring white bathroom sinks with something more colorful. Normally he has zero issues with my crazy ideas but this is one that he won't budge on...yet. I mean, what guy wouldn't want a beautiful pink throne to sit on or an amazing aqua sink to spit his toothpaste in?

    Can't wait to see all of your projects come to life! Good luck on your chicken coop. We still have ours in the back yard and its so dang cute. Still trying to figure out what to do with it since we can't have chicks anymore. (Dang dog).

    Erica

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  3. Purple toilets!! Oh my gosh, why would you ever want a boring old white potty when you can have a purple one? Amazing!

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  4. Wow! Great post. I love all the colourful toilets and want that green sink too!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I love this place!!! I wish it were closer, I really want some pretty vintage green and pink fixtures for my house. ~Angela~

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  6. Wow, who would have thought! I love this post, and like you Loved the mop tub! I'd mop allot!

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