Friday, January 27, 2012

This Bathing Beauty has great legs!

This vintage bathtub didn't start out nearly as cute.
Actually, for quite a while, I wondered why I had even purchased her.
She had a unique shape...she was an interesting find...
but she was just so plain!
I had no idea what I could do to bring out her inner beauty....
She definitely needed some help!
See what I mean!?

There was a thick, sloppy coat of white paint on the exterior.
I scraped off a bit to see what kind of metal I was actually dealing with.
I figured that raw metal would be much more appealing
than gloppy white paint, so the stripping began.
I not only got a good workout, and I mean a fabulous workout,
(..that paint was industrial strength!!)
but I got a speck of remover in my wear those goggles girls!!!
I certainly learned my lesson.

I cleaned and sanded the interior, sealed the seams
and gave it a fresh coat of white paint....

But she still needed something....
hmmm...she definitely was not a claw foot tub...but
maybe claw foot legs would do the trick.

Oh Yeah!
This was a case where the raw metal & the legs made all of the difference!
Now she's got some style...some patina even!
...and the legs made her one of a kind.
I love her now.

Here she is displayed at JunkFest, where she was sold.
I have no idea what her new owner decided to use her for.

I could picture her in a garden filled with flowers.
...or wouldn't she make a fabulous prop in a store window?

Or maybe she was purchased to hold ice and bottles of wine
or champagne at a junk-styled wedding!, wouldn't that be awesome!?


  1. Or maybe just sit and stare at her and her gorgeous gams! Great job!

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  3. She does have great legs. And I'd love to put my not so great ones inside of her bubble bath filled ... ummm.... innards... !!!!


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