posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Clawfoot | 8 Comments

My outlook is much brighter today than it was when I wrote on Thursday. How can it not be when we finished installing the clawfoot tub shower and the toilet this weekend? The lovely, perfect, wonderful shower … oh, how I love it! Here’s exactly what we bought to make this shower dream come true: [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Clawfoot, Sink | 6 Comments

Monday, monday (ba-da ba-da-da-da) So good to me (ba-da ba-da-da-da) Monday mornin, it was all I hoped it would be Oh monday mornin, monday mornin couldnt guarantee (ba-da ba-da-da-da) That monday evenin you would still be here with me Monday wasn’t all I hoped it would be … more like half of what I wanted [...]

posted by Kristin | filed under Bathrooms, Clawfoot | 10 Comments

Heeheeheeheeeeeeeeeee! That’s the sound of me being giddy. The tub? It is painted! I couldn’t find the “Canvas White” spray paint I wanted in any of the local stores and ended up having to order it online in a 6-pack (from Aubuchon Hardware). It arrived on Friday, and automatically Darwin and I both knew what [...]

posted by Kristin | filed under Bathrooms, Clawfoot | 5 Comments

With all the paint finally scraped off, the rust ground off, and the residue washed off, the mottled gray hide of the clawfoot tub reminds me of a baby whale. Awww, it’s so cute and harmless now that all the hard work is done. It has been a long saga to get to this point. [...]

posted by K | filed under Clawfoot, Family | 2 Comments

We tackled the tub on Saturday before the 3-day-long Father’s Day festivities commenced. As always, I hoped the chemical stripper would be a miracle cure, that the paint would cower at the sight of it and yield easily under the might of our scrapers. As always, things happened a little differently. Darwin bought a “semi-paste” [...]

posted by Kristin | filed under Clawfoot | 10 Comments

If we’re going to get the master bathroom functioning while Darwin’s off the week of 4th of July, that means we have a lot of prep work to do. For my part, I was determined to scrape and paint the clawfoot tub this weekend. I researched it first on Houseblogs.net because I knew I’d read [...]

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