Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Economic Recovery Plan for An Old Claw-Foot Bathtub!

This claw-foot tub has been painted with a glossy oilbase enamel. Love the lighthouse painting for $100.00. Image from Coastel Living

I want an old claw-foot bathtub! I used to have one, although my mother gave it away after years of storing it and waiting for me to find the perfect place to house it. It was just a few years ago, when the hubby and I bought our cottage house in Nashville, that I finally had the perfect place for an old claw-foot tub. So now was my chance to get another old tub! I found one at a great price! Sadly, the hubby and I decided to keep our existing tub to save on bathroom renovation expenses. Plus, we were not quite sure when we would be adding a second bathroom for my dream claw-foot tub (which would never happen, but that is another story). Most importantly, my mother-in-law would have killed me if I had asked her to store the tub in her basement! Needless to say, I still don’t have a claw-foot bathtub! I had found one, did all the research on restoring it, but did not buy it in the end, basically because of storage issues. The good new is that I was just at Scott Antique Market and noticed that one of the outside dealers had several of them and in different sizes. Personally speaking, if you’re in the market for a claw-foot tub, I still think you’re better off (economically speaking of course) buying an old one and having it restored then buying a new one! I’ve done the recovery plan! I’m buying one!!!!!!!

Image here from Sunset


GrannySmithGreen said...

Missing you and your great posts! Hope all is well.

Cote de Texas said...

I want one too!!!!!! or one like brooke from Velvet and Linen has. love those too. but too expensive for me. thanks for your comment today!