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My favorite - a clawfoot tub


Our house isn't grand but if there is one place that we spent extra money, it was in our master bath. After 19 years of having a bathroom about the size of a hall closet, both my hubby and I had a long wish list for this room.  Mine was, of course, a clawfoot tub fit for a queen!  We considered refinished ones and new ones. Finding that they were very expensive, we almost gave up the idea because of the budget.  And then we found  This new cast iron clawfoot tub was delivered motor frieght.  I was so nervous that is wouldn't be what I wanted.  I mean, what do you do with a 1,000 lb., $1,000 tub that you don't like!  It turned out to be beautiful and I absolutely love it!  It was pre-drilled for the faucet and drain and finished out with black paint and chrome ball & claw feet.  It is an absolute dream of a tub!

And then there is my husband's favorite - a huge shower with five (yes, five) showerheads. We still wanted that old farmhouse tile look and thought the black & white was classic, so we went with ceramic subway tile with black grout.  White octogon is on the floor and we mixed in some black squares to give it some pattern.  Black granite is on the bench.  After all that we decided we didn't want to put glass doors on the front, so we went with some simple black curtains.  It is a good thing that we have a tankless hot water heater to deliver and endless supply!  The funny thing about a shower like this is that you don't have to turn around but you find yourself doing it anyway out of habit.

And for the vanity area we decided on an open concept.  We actually don't have any built-ins in our bathrooms at all.  The old bathrooms didn't, so why not?  Our trim guy made the vanity and I finished it with multiple coats of polyurethane. We added Kohler sinks and Brizo Trevi Cross wall mount faucets. Banana leaf baskets from Target hold all our stuff with more storage around the corner in an antique armoire.  All the fixtures are Pottery Barn.  Sometimes you just have to get it at PB to get the look.  Anyway, it turned out to be the bathroom of our dreams, but my favorite feature is still the clawfoot tub!


  1. My favorite is still the shower, but I'm glad you got the tub! Love, DH.


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