Blue Brockway Sink eclectic-bathroom

Blue Brockway Sink

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September 11, 2013
zeitgast wrote:
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Actually it was one that Becky Harris did as it was her personal bathroom but as long as I get my question answered, that's all I need!!! it's a claw foot tub from 1914. We are looking to paint the outside as it is still in great shape otherwise - no rust. They had painted it already and then at some point built around it. I also have to get some kind of adhesive off the top of the tub without scratching it. We are outing it infront of a windo with frosted glass and need a way of putting a shower curtain up as well. Not to sure what to use or where to purchase. So three questions, 1 -how do we take the adhesive off without damaging the top too bad? 2 - how do we repaint the outside (process and material would be great) and 3 - how to hang a curtain with it in front of a window? Thank you.
    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 1:53AM
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Stephanie Dyer Interior + Product Design
Hi Laura, is there any way you share a pic of the space? It would help to better envision... but here are my thoughts on your questions:

1. I would think a razor blade (used carefully) would be the best bet for removing adhesive. If the enamel finish is original (which it most likely is), it should be pretty tough. Refinished pieces are trickier to work with. Our reclaimed clawfoot tub is fairly scuffed but still has a decent finish- if it were my tub, that's what I'd use.
2. A light sand and 2 coats of oil-based paint would be recommendation.
3. Are you asking about the window curtain or shower curtain? A pic would definitely help, and I'll do my best to advise :)

Hope that helps, let me know if you need anything else!
    Bookmark   October 3, 2013 at 3:27PM
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