The farmhouse reno is coming along. We are still up to our eyeballs in plaster and lath but I am keeping my spirits up by planning out fixtures for the main bathroom in the house. Seriously though, I can't lie, I LOVE ripping down walls .. I just don't like plaster in my bra.
My big dilema is that the tub in the main bath needs to be replaced. This is the perfect time to replace the tub with a claw foot! But then I started thinking seriously about it. I obviously can't buy a new claw foot (I live in a world where I like to think no one has a bathtub that expensive), I desperately want to buy a rusted out old one and refinish it but that project would add a lot of time and energy to an already very intense project. Not to mention that self refinishing can be tricky and the results may not be long lasting.
Do I take the risk and go for the labor intensive, time consuming project OR do I just say, forget it on this one and buy a perfectly usable, clean, brand new, fiberglass tub that I can dress up with a pretty tile surround? This is the best "normal tub" photo I could find, but I'm envisioning floor to ceiling subway tile and a more classic color palate.
So what do you think? Take the risk for timeless beauty, or go standard for ease?