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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Using What You Have, and, Preserving What is Already There.

Source: etsy.com via Scattered Arts (Barbados) on Pinterest

The claw foot tub was purchased from an estate sale about 16 years ago, for $50. I could've purchased a new tub, probably a completely different style (possibly something more glamorous). However, keeping within a budget, my husband was inspired to try his DIY skills in restoring the tub we owned. After researching, and actually speaking to skilled bathtub re-finishers he saved us $3800, with beautiful results. In its place, the tub awaits the plumber to permanently connect it. 

(Sorry for the poor image. It seriously does not do it justice.)













One of the many reasons I always find pleasure in working with older homes, is finding, and  preserving some, or all,  of their character. There were two rooms with original parquet wood floors. After watching a program on how parquet flooring is meticulously created, I wanted to preserve the floors. I was able to finally see the refinished floor. I approve.
























With every reveal, I feel the urgency to "get-in", settle down, and start decorating!! Patience! Patience! I believe having patience is the most painful part of this process! (OK, not really.)

Happy Thursday, everyone! xo

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tub, it's wonderful & so is the flooring!! I hope it all gets done in time....I wish you a wonderful weekend xox

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    1. Timbarika, your "gorgeous" compliment is a boost to my soul!! I, too, would hope that it will all get done in time, but......

      Have a gorgeous weekend! xox

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  2. Oh Shelly~I am so excited for you! I knew your 'pretty' post was some inspiration and 'patience' for all the beauty you will create in your new home. It's coming along so beautifully. The tub is absolutely fantastic-truly special piece. I love the floors too! xx

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    1. Thank you, Heather! It feels more wonderful when shared! I love my incredibly talented blogging friends opionions--they make it all worthwhile!! xox

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  3. Shelly l absolutely love your clawfoot bath...and your hubby's done an amazing job restoring it.

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    1. Thank you, Bron. I think he did an amazing job, too. I finally got to try it out! It's lovelier than lovely. It's heavenly! xoxo

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