Comments (19)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Erica F.

I don't have a photo, unfortunately, but I was a '70s kid and my parents painted my and my sister's claw foot tub a bright apple green. We'd chosen a more muted apple green for our bedroom carpets. (Really, my much older sis chose it for her BR and I wanted mine to be like hers.) We had a bright yellow shag rug, too, which is interesting because my parents' style was more traditional/eclectic. And Marimekko towels...the tulip design.

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mi2ct

Always intended to silver-leaf the exterior of an old claw-foot cast iron tub; but our "last house" is too modern for those feet. Found a new one set on 2 plain wooden "cradles" instead of 4 separate feet, which brings the warm of wood to that side of bathroom, too. There was limited choice in wood species, so had them veneered to match other black walnut elements in room during time between delivery & finish plumbing installation. New (all?) cast-iron tubs have very white, glossy interiors with slightly textured exteriors that read as a different white color. Was surprised to see that our other porcelain fixtures in basic "Kohler® White" isn't a true, bright white, so passed on having the factory paint the tub's exterior for us ($400 charge; they use just Benj. Moore® paints) until we could see everything in room's light, since tub could still be painted later. (Looks fine as is, but if I tire of it over time, there's always paint & metal leaf.) Lastly, I am happy I chose a tub with a flat 5" rim to balance myself on during entry & exist; but delighted to find that rim's edge curls under, providing good gripping for hand all the way round. [68" ERIKSON CAST IRON DOUBLE-ENDED TUB ON WOOD CRADLES -- $1,819.00 from Signature Hardware]

PS--If you want your tub to fill silently, ask before buying tub & plumbing fixtures if that's possible for whatever tub you desire.

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Shoshana Bloom

Love the pink one

   

Related Stories

SH Sale Up to 75% Off Oversized Area Rugs
By Houzz
Bring comfort and expansive style to your bigger spaces
See Products
SH Beds & Headboards 5-Star-Rated Bedroom Furniture
By Houzz
Design your dream space with these popular beds, dressers, nightstands and more
See Products
Kitchen Design Kitchen of the Week: A Pizza Oven, a Secret Door and 2 Cooks
This space has large slabs of marble for rolling out dough and a 2-sided cooktop for the homeowners to use together
Full Story
Small Homes Houzz Tour: Rock Musician’s Tiny House Wakes Up the Neighborhood
Electric violinist Asha Mevlana built her Arkansas home as a place to live, practice and perform for neighbors
Full Story
Most Popular 11 New Kitchen Cabinet Ideas You’ll See More of This Year
Black, high-gloss, embossed and other new cabinet looks are popping up in homes
Full Story
Exteriors Trending Now: Ideas From the Most Popular Exteriors
Houzz users’ favorite photos in early 2018 include a wide range of styles and smart design concepts
Full Story
Tile Vintage Bathroom Makeover With a Special Tile Touch
A designer helps a creative couple put their artistic stamps on a third-story bath in their historic New Jersey home
Full Story
SH Sale Up to 50% Off Presidents Day Bestsellers: Vanities
By Houzz
Shop and save on designs that match your style
See Products
Dining Rooms Trending Now: 10 New Dining Spaces That Dare to Delight
An electric-blue tufted banquette and a geometric plaster ceiling are among the highlights in these top dining areas
Full Story
Budget Decorating 9 Quick Ways to Refresh a Room
These projects to perk up your interiors don’t require much time or money
Full Story