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I’ve seen some pretty unique things, but when I stumbled upon this, I did a double take. I think I’ve made it well known that I love all things old and historic ….but sometimes they do need a facelift and this was pretty ingenious:
Image via casasugar
So if you have an old tub lying around and would like to do something with it, this may be the idea you’ve been waiting for.
To achieve this look:
- Sand the glaze of the outside of the tub
- Wipe of dust
- Glue on tiles to the rough surface
- Grout the tiles
- Lightly wipe with a damp sponge to remove grout from the surface of the tile
I would love to do a tub with a white iridescent glass tile for a more subtle appearance:
Also, to make it easier, use sheets of tiles, which can come in many different shapes as well:
I prefer non-sanded grout whenever possible and this is a scenario where it is possible. Non-sanded grout means smaller seams between the tiles and just looks better in my opinion. I don’t want to look at grout; I want to look at the tile – and the possibilities with the tile are endless.
In this picture it is obvious they replaced the legs with completely brand new ones, which can be bought for a pretty penny (approximately $1,000 for chrome, $2,000 for gold) But I wouldn’t be a good friend if I didn’t give you some other options, now would I? 😉 So, I will do a post soon exploring the different ways to emulate this and other finishes.
I hope you liked the post and found the tub as interesting as I did! Have a great day!