Friday

Vintage Mailbox Towel Holder Boys Bathroom

I was inspired by a post on LittleMissMaggie's about her folk art mailbox, so today I'm going to boldly go where no woman should go - my boys bathroom -  so I can show you the vintage mailbox I turned into a towel holder.

16 years ago.

Vintage Mailbox Turned Towel Holder Bliss-Ranch.com
Back then I'm pretty sure everyone who saw it thought I was odd hanging an old mailbox anywhere, let alone in a bathroom.

So this bathroom is used by 4 males which also includes the Brawn of the operation, which is fine by me because at least I know where any grime in the master shower comes from (only Moi).

This also puts an adult in charge daily of keeping the boys bath clean, although I might need to rethink that. 

There is an industrial vibe in this bathroom, which to me means that Brawn does better shopping for stuff in the isles at the lumber yard.

Boys Bathroom Industrial Look Fixtures Bliss-Ranch.com

This light is some kind of a barn light and conduit was used to cover the electrical wires.  There are three of them above the vanity and they are suppose to have a wire cage around them like the clock.  None of them have it on..... hmmm??


Boys Bathroom Industrial Look Fixtures Bliss-Ranch.com

The clock sits at the top of the peak above the vanity.  I don't remember the last time I changed the battery in it, so the time may have been 11:17 for quite a while.

Boys Bathroom Industrial Look Fixtures Bliss-Ranch.com

There are two hand towel holders also made out of bendable conduit, and attached to the wall with pipe fittings.

The boys room next door carries on the pipe fitting theme.

Vintage Mailbox Turned Towel Holder, Bliss-Ranch.com
I found the vintage mailbox at an antique store, and in my head it was the perfect towel holder.  Those are railroad spikes as hooks that are nailed into a piece of wood hidden inside the mailbox.  Then the whole thing was screwed to the wall.   

I like the little magazine holder on the side and the fact that you can still see the previous owners name and town on the top.

When I walked into the bathroom there were no towels hanging on it.  It had caps, belts and a bathing suit.  The towels were on the floor.

Boys Bathroom Bliss-Ranch.com
Most of the old signs I have, found a home in this bathroom.  A mix of old and new metal.  The California license plate in the center of the wall was from my dad's car.
I'd show you more of this room, but then I'd have to clean it and that ain't happening today! 

Besides, I'm not the boss of them.

Boys Bathroom Bliss-Ranch.com

 ~Bliss~






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43 comments :

  1. This is a very cool bathroom! The mailbox/towel holder was definitely an inspired idea. Love the 'cage' on the clock; hope you can find the ones for the lights, too!

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    1. Notice there are no shots of the floor. Maybe if I put my sons boxers and dirty socks on the internet he'd pick them up? Naaaa I don't think so either!

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  2. I really love the industrial look, especially the mailbox. Wow, can't wait to see
    more of your unique inspirations !

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  3. LOVE it all...but especially the towel holder, too fun! Glad I found you...I think I'll follow along :) Laurel

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    1. Welcome fellow Minnesotan. I'll have to try to stop in at your booth at Otten Bros..
      ~Bliss~

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  4. Bliss this looks so nice! Go to more link parties! This pics could be a hit!
    Hugs, Olga

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  5. I tell 'ya, I'm scouting the house for stuff to take pictures of - in areas I don't have to clean!
    Bliss

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  6. What a cool bathroom...love the towel holder...you are so clever!

    Yes, my rag rugs are from sheets, an easy pickup at a thrift store, makes them super cheap. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thanks, but you are the clever one!
      B.

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  7. Very cool bath! I love it. Let me know if you are ever interested in featuring a home tour on my blog. I will be doing those for the New year.

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    1. Danka Debbie. When the cleaning fairy flutters through (or all my kids move out) I would love to do that.
      B.

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  8. Great idea Bliss! I love old signs as well. : ).. I'm betting your house would definitely make a great house tour! By the way, I was tagged by a blog friend for a fun fact game and have tagged you as well. Stop by my page if you would like to check it out and join the fun! Hope you all have a great weekend at Bliss Ranch!

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    1. Did you know you are a no-reply blogger via email? That means if I try to send you a response via email to any post comments you have that it won't be sent to you. It's a setting somewhere in your account. I had to change mine too but I forget how.

      So, yes I saw that you little tagging vixen! If you go to my blog, on the right hand side under Misc., I did my tag there. Fiona tagged me.
      Bliss

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    2. I am definitely going to have to find that setting. Thanks for letting me know about it. It would come in handy! : )..

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  9. Oh WOW, love it all, Diane! And love the "cleaning" part too...I'll be staging stuff in one part of the house, taking pics, and the rest of the room could be a disaster area!! LOL I LOVE your header too!!! I hope you're having a good weekend.
    XO
    Cindy

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    1. Well it even fools me, I forget it's a mess after I load the photos. Wouldn't it be nice if "crop" worked in real life for cleaning?
      B.

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  10. I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE! What an amazing mailbox! The patina couldn't be more perfect!

    I've shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 117. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150585209516141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  11. Love that mailbox, looks great! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend,
    Veronica

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  12. this is great!..fabulous idea!

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  13. Such a creative idea. Industrial touches you do are awesome.

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  14. Oh woman! Its gorgeous and so fitting for four manly men! I'm sure they feel right at home in the space.

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    1. Oh yeah, they feel at home. They can always tell when I've been in there, I pick up the towels!

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  15. Love the metal sign wall art... Great idea !!

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  16. Wow, I love that bathroom! Perfect for a guy! Maybe if I do something like that to our small bathroom, hubby will stay out of mine. :)

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    1. It's worth a try, just think...... no lid up issues!

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  17. After raising three boys and a husband that is a complete and utter disaster in the bathroom, I am thrilled to see that you were a smarter woman than I was!
    Very clever ideas. I'm trying to follow on GFC, but I guess my blog has a bug. I'll follow by email. Congrats on your award and thanks for coming over.
    ~Tina

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  18. I love it. I have some old signs too, and I lover yours. My dad worked for Phillips 66, so I am thinking you need one of those signs too!! I love this towel holder and i think it is perfect for the guys bath. For a newbie linker, you did GOOD! The first time I linked up to a linky party where it asked for name, I put "Anita" LOL! Thanks for linking up to our maiden voyage at Cowgirl Up.

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  19. Such a clever idea and love the light! Your boys are sure lucky to have a great mama like you! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. It's you! Love that mailbox repurpose! And I want one of those clocks with the cage, FUN!

    Now, THAT is a sign collection!!!

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  21. Your mailbox towel holder is too cute. I love it!! Perfect for a boy's bathroom.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  22. I added a link to this post on Cedar Hill Ranch's FB page!

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  24. Love this! So inspiring, I had to pin it! Bet your pretty little self I'm your newest follower!! *Yippy*!

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  25. Love this! So inspiring, I had to pin it! Bet your pretty little self I'm your newest follower!! *Yippy*!

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  26. SO inspiring, I absolutely HAD to pin it! Bet your pretty little self I'm your newest follower! *Yippy!*

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    1. Awesome, nice to have you here. Did you know you are a no-reply blogger? I will be happy to help you fix that, I have a link for another blog with instructions. Just drop me a note. Then when you leave comments on other peoples blogs it will go directly to email and we can answer your sweet comments that way.
      Bliss

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  27. How have I never seen this before? I'm sharing on FB, pinning and will be searching for an old mailbox at every yard sale from here to Timbuktu!
    K

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  28. Oh wow, I missed this one! How cool is this?!! I love the railroad spikes! Thanks for showing me this, Bliss.
    Debbie :)

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  29. Can you show pics of the inside and back? What did he use to cut the mailbox before inserting the spikes? I happen to have RR Spikes and a couple of mailboxes...

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    1. Drop me an email Susan, and I'll be happy to answer your questions. You are a no reply blogger so I can't respond to you via email - your email doesn't show.

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  30. Love the clock! Where did you get it?

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I read every.single.comment. If comments are turned off on a post, it is due to spammers, so drop me an email instead. Kathryn, fake name/email, my ISP doesn't have any name and doesn't use the town you mentioned (the server isn't located there). There is only one person and her daughter who would know either of those. I agree the ornaments are tacky, like you never make anything tacky! ISP House #7539

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