Cast Iron Bathtub Turned Outdoor Sofa

Have an old Cast Iron Bathtub and wonder what to do with it? We turned ours into an Outdoor Sofa our whole family loves. I'll show you how...It's not as hard as you'd think!
First, Decide on the shape and mark where your cuts will be. Straight lines work best for cutting. Next, grab a helper...this step cannot be done alone due to the weight of the bathtub. While one person holds the piece being cut, cut out the opening and smooth out the sharp edges.
After the opening is cut, it's time to make it pretty and comfortable. Clean off all old paint and give it a fresh coat of outdoor paint. Add a seat cushion and fun pillows...You have a unique outdoor seating piece perfect for propping up your feet!
For all the specific details, products used, plus my lessons learned...head over to my blog. Questions? Ask away!

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  • Susan Ladd
    Susan Ladd
    on Jun 12, 2017

    What type of saw did you cut the tub with
  • Sjt29229935
    on Nov 20, 2018

    It looks wonderful and cozy, however, aren't the edges sharp? Even though you said you smoothed them, they still look uncomfortable. Also, I too wonder what to do with it all when it rains? Get so tired of hauling cushions in and out, along with cleaning them.

  • Kenneth Morrow
    Kenneth Morrow
    on May 5, 2020

    I'd like to know where the overstock/surplus is for those old, hard to find, claw-foot tubs are. Some people would pay a lot to have one and use it for it's intended purpose.

    • RN
      on Oct 6, 2020

      Habitat Restore's may have them as well

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  • Val
    on Nov 26, 2019

    Amazing! Love it.

  • Helene234
    on Aug 4, 2020

    Get the movie Breakfast at Tiffany to see how Holly Golightly played by Audrey Hepburn has one of those sofas in her living room

    Cute but too much work for me, need the right tools and the right husband to do it, I have neither.

    Nice work though!|

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