We bought a vintage clawfoot bathtub.
I know, I know.
It seems like a ridiculous thing to announce to the world, but oh, she's a beauty! With gorgeous, antique feet, sparkling, brass fixtures and even a vintage shelf – I'm already envisioning the relaxing baths I will enjoy in our new master bathroom.
So far, we have only been buying building materials, so please excuse my excitement over a bathtub.
Although we are now entering quite possibly the most expensive stage of remodeling, when the hundreds – if not thousands – of home details like lighting fixtures, appliances, furniture, tile, etc. are quickly adding up to panic-inducing figures, there is just something oh-so-special about purchasing the first official item that makes the entire process (and the light at the end of the tunnel) very real.
In light of the vintage clawfoot tub excitement, which, by the way, still needs to be cleaned and polished, I've compiled a roundup of inspirational ideas for the space. I can't wait to hear what you think of our plans!
Despite the totally different decorating styles, there are a few key themes across these photos. I've chosen a light color palette of whites and grays, punctuated by the brass hardware and faucets. It'll be a challenge to decorate in a way that combines glam and modern details, but if these photos are any indication, it can definitely be done. I'm planning to hang an elaborate chandelier over the bathtub but haven't yet figured out what to do with the window behind the tub. If our budget will allow, I would also like to tile the wall directly behind the tub to showcase the statement piece even more.