Of course I have seen Breakfast at Tiffanys and my hat goes off to the original tub couch creator! However, I of COURSE have to add my spin!I though long and hard about simply taking the
front out to make it a love seat, but .. then .. when do I do things the simple way? It needed that added flare and I am re finishing a clients bedroom to feel french, so it was a MUST to have curves. Voila the new Chaise for her master bedroom bay window!
First and Foremost - do NOT TRY CUTTING OR WORKING WITH THIS unless you have proper protective equipment on! Glasses AND masks are a MUST!!!!!! Not only do you have to deal with potential lead in the paint, but also glass infused, fired on porcelain and chips flying everywhere! Very messy job! - Now - on to the fun part!
I have been waiting three years to find the perfect tub! I found this one at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-store.
I plotted my design early to match with a theme I was doing in a clients Master Bedroom. She had asked to find a sitting bench or something for her Bay Window * DING DING DING* I finally have a reason to make the Chaise I wanted to do.
I worked on cutting the tub forever with a grinder as I was told plasma cutting was to hard on Cast .... it was pretty easy, however very time consuming, so I sourced it out after I got the initial trial over with. If I had more time to poke away at it I would have, but too many things were piling up! Then the work involved came. It took forever to figure out how to smoothe the chips from the cutting, but upon talking to some local car boys and metal workers, the idea of bondo came up! Might as well give it a go! And it worked! paint paint paint and add fabric and ta daaaaaaaaaaa! BUENO! There is a full album being uploaded right now to my Facebook page at http://www.gypsybarn.com. Come join the fun!
Commented on Apr 02, 2013
So incredibly impressive! I agree, it is worth more this way. I have no use for a clawfoot
tub, though I've always loved them, but I do love the couch!!! Excellent JOB! Woot Woot!
Here is a kitchen we just finished making countertops for, the backsplash are not finished but we should have them finished soon and will be installing them later so i will post better pictures when they go in.
Commented on Aug 10, 2012
This is GORGEOUS! What beautiful work!! I'm in love with everything about it. We have almond
glazed cabinets and have been really happy with them. Thanks for sharing!!
with a little creativity, a nail gun, old fencing and paint I was able to create my potting bench using what I had on hand. You can read about the details at: http://shelstringblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/b...
Steve G.- no, my baby isn't potty trained, but as you can see on my blog, there was always too much stuff on it to put a baby there! We just change her on the bed or floor now. She is almost old enough to potty train at this point ;)
Anne G- I would love to see it when you complete it! Great idea!!