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Topic: Claw Foot Bathtub Rehab  (Read 7031 times)
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« on: April 07, 2008 08:27:07 PM »

So this topic (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=238843.0) totally reminded me that I haven't posted my latest bathtub project yet!  I'm a decorative painter by trade which means I put "Custom & Artisan Finishes On Most Interior Surfaces" - usually that means walls and ceilings, moulding and cabinetry.  But sometimes that means, floors, counter tops and... claw foot bathtubs.  I have a partner in a side business who reglazes bathtubs and together we have about 22 old claw foot tubs that have mostly been rescued from pastures where they were troughs.  This one is going into a Morroacan-inspired bathroom on the southern coast of Oregon - the photo was taken in my partner's paint booth in SW Washington State. 

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The color is off on my screen - it's actually just like terra cotta, not too orange, not too red.

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The pattern is taken from a tile the owners sent me.  I scanned it, enlarged it and then used several prints to make a 2 GIANT stencils.

The product is a hybridized cement that I custom tinted, so the pattern is in relief.

Thanks for looking!



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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 08:43:38 PM »

Wow!
That is gorgous
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008 08:47:02 PM »

so so beautiful!  just wondering, but how much do these usually go for?  i know clawfoot tubs can be quite expensive (and heavy to ship, i'm sure), but with your craftsmanship and artwork it's got to be amazing(ly expensive)--but totally worth it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008 08:54:10 PM »

Well, they ain't cheap, BUT they are usually significantly less than buying a brand new cast iron claw foot tub which are about $2000 with feet and only have primer on the exterior. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008 05:03:25 AM »

Wowee, that's fabulous!  Coming to New England anytime soon?  My clawfoot could use your touch!
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008 05:30:14 AM »

That's just gorgeous! Now I need a house in which I can put in a claw-foot.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008 06:42:01 AM »

i love clawfoot tubs. you did a beautiful job on this one!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008 07:35:37 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008 11:12:36 AM »

I love it!  I can only imagine how nice it looks in person.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008 12:54:45 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I hope to either get or take a photo of it installed in their bathroom with their awesome tile.  If so, I'll add that photo to the post.
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