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:
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!