America's First Nostalgic Guest House --- going 'green'

December 15th, 2008 in member junk     
GoodOlDaysHouse GoodOlDaysHouse, member
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I am renovating a 1928 American Foursquare and turning it into Americas First Nostalgic Guest House.  Well I had an old toilet in the basement that just had to go down the crapper --- but I kept the vintage green tank lid -- and used it in a new powder room as a Porcelain Shelf!  Just add a set of brackets from your local Home Depot or Lowes and for less than $10 -- youve got an awesome Porcelain shelf for the bathroom.  Even better yet -- if you have an old radiator in your bathroom -- set the tank lid on top -- and youve created the most inexpensive towel warmer on the planet!!
COOL games inside this fridge!  In the basement Ive added an old 1950 non-working General Electric Fridge.  Cut the cord & added vintage games inside this frat house looking fridge of which I spray-painted it red! 
Screen Door Shower Curtain! I got tired of the tension shower curtain rod that kept falling down....so I ran out to Lowes, picked up a $34 Vinyl Screen door and an inexpensive $3 clear vinyl shower curtain and whaa-la a great new Shower Curtain Door!!
I am renovating a 1928 American Foursquare and turning it into Americas First Nostalgic Guest House.  Well I had an old toilet in the basement that just had to go down the crapper --- but I kept the vintage green tank lid -- and used it in a new powder room as a Porcelain Shelf!  Just add a set of brackets from your local Home Depot or Lowes and for less than $10 -- youve got an awesome Porcelain shelf for the bathroom.  Even better yet -- if you have an old radiator in your bathroom -- set the tank lid on top -- and youve created the most inexpensive towel warmer on the planet!!

I am renovating a 1928 American Foursquare and turning it into America's First Nostalgic Guest House.  Well I had an old toilet in the basement that just had to go down the crapper --- but I kept the vintage green tank lid -- and used it in a new powder room as a Porcelain Shelf!  Just add a set of brackets from your local Home Depot or Lowe's and for less than $10 -- you've got an awesome Porcelain shelf for the bathroom.  Even better yet -- if you have an old radiator in your bathroom -- set the tank lid on top -- and you've created the most inexpensive towel warmer on the planet!!


I have been restoring and renovating an old family home that was built in 1928.  In late February it will become America's First Nostalgic Guest House with a collection of vintage items in the home from the 1950's, 60's & 70's. As a result of the restorations,  I have found myself finding creative ways to re-use some of the unworkable appliances, furniture in the home in other ways....

Here are a few....with more to follow as soon as I can get photos taken.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, container, funky, retro, chic, bathroom, shelf, game room, ceramic

Comments (6)

KimberlyMelamed writes: Welcome to the site! Thanks for sharing your inspirational ideas. The fridge is terrific. So fun and I love the red! Keep us posted on the rest of your upcycling in your renovation.
Way to go. Posted: 10:02 pm on December 15th
Chovey writes: OH, this room looks like so much fun...I wanta come play! Especially LOVE the toilet tank lid shelves.
cynthia Posted: 6:41 pm on December 15th
SnowmanHill writes: Love the fridge! Welcome, I look forward to seeing more! Posted: 12:36 pm on December 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: The fridge is very "cool"! Love that. And your colored tank lids are a neat, inexpensive idea.

Thanks for sharing this with us. Can't wait to see more!

Candy Posted: 10:52 am on December 15th
suewhitney writes: HiGoodoldayshouse,

Welcome to the site. I love what you are doing with your house. You've shown us some great ideas...can't wait to see more. Keep up the god work!

Be well,
Sue Posted: 10:21 am on December 15th
junkermidge writes: That's awesome! LOVE the fridge idea, I always wanted to try something like that. Yours is wonderful. And the screen door shower curtain is genius. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 9:04 am on December 15th
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