When we first toured our home, one of the things that made us immediately say “yes god thank u king” was the three clawfoot tubs scattered throughout the house—one in each of the bathrooms at the back of the home, and one in the backyard. The bathrooms in the back of the home mirrored each other as
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Happy Friday, friends! Who’s ready for the weekend? I definitely am. and it’s already booked solid with house projects. It’s pretty much been that way since last weekend. Haha! The list keeps growing, fortunately that’s exciting to me.
When thinking about antique bathtubs we need to remember that the bathroom, as we know it, is still relatively new. Before 1870, Victorians would slide into a hipbath in front of the fire. These shallow baths were curved up the back making a comfortable rest and were made of iron or zinc, usually painted dark brown on the outside and cream or marbled on the inside. There were also the bathtubs in which you sat down - they were square or oval with a small seat and portable shower - a…