This fall, the main cast iron pipe in our bathroom started to leak. As it turned out, it was more serious than we realized. All of the cast iron pipe in the basement was literally disintegrating and needed to be replaced. The bathroom as a whole has been in need of attention ever since we moved here in 1995. The lead paint was chipping off the wall. A purple, yellow and black color scheme that I never could figure out…. Soft spots in the floor around the tub, that turned out to be 10 inch diameter holes under the multiple layers of linoleum. It is a wonder someone didn’t take a ride to the basement.
Here is a before picture:
I have always wished out loud, if we ever did remodel I
wanted suggested a white claw foot tub with all the bells and whistles. (Wife and several of her lady friends, have always said, the purple tub must stay)
Here on the other hand, is what I had in mind:
photo by google
That’s what happens when you read too many of those Country Living Magazines. 😉
Well, once things got rolling this Fall, it turned out the purple tub had to go… (that’s too bad I thought) 😉
So I had permission to start looking for a claw foot tub… came across one in need of some TLC on Craigslist for $60. Sure it looked a little rough, but that’s half the fun of it.
Today I had a block of time and was able to cut loose with a wire brush attachment and start stripping.
Claw foot tub feet
Well, that’s it for now.
Mostly just wanted to start a conversation about refinishing a claw foot tub with this post…
Stay tuned for updates. DM