Gratz Industries HQ: Scrub-a-Dub Tub

>> Saturday, February 16, 2008

Our first non-structural purchase for the new house - a very cool little clawfoot tub for Jo's bathroom. It's mostly in good shape. The inside is just dirty and doesn't need to be re-enameled.
But what kind of maroon stores an iron tub on its side in the grass? Luckily it wasn't out there for long. One whole side is rusted, but it doesn't go too deep.
Here it is flipped upside-down and ready for a good scrubbing with a wire brush.
I was all ready to start hitting it today with the naval jelly - assuming that it would take several tries to get off all the rust, but once I finished with the wire brush I realized that it will probably only take a few applications. I'm not ready to paint it yet, and I'll want to prime and paint as soon as I get the rust off, so we're putting this on hold until we choose flooring for Jo's bathroom and the color for the outside of the tub. I can't wait! And (as Jo would say) I'm not being sarcastic. I really mean it.


Kitt February 16, 2008 at 7:49 PM  

What a great tub! I would've aored having one of those as a kid (along with a canopy bed).

I certainly love having one now. They're very comfortable.

Donna February 16, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

Oh, one of the things I miss most about the house we rented before we bought this one was the big claw foot bathtub. It was wonderful.

I know someone who has a couch made out of a bathtub, like the one in Breakfast at Tiffany's. She says when she was in first grade, her teacher had an old bathtub filled with pillows in the classroom, if you finished your work you could read in the bathtub. Someday I would love to do that in this house.

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