5.05.2009

pedestal tub




craigslist to the rescue again! we've been looking for an old pedestal bath tub for our bathroom remodel project. we almost bit the bullet and paid a few hundred for one at a local salvage yard. but considering how much it is going to cost to have it refinished we didn't. and good thing! chad found one on craigslist over the weekend. we bought it for $45. now we're going to transport it to st. louis for some one-of-a-kind refinishing technique. don't ask.






8 comments:

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I know you said "don't ask", but I'm really curious - is there a refinishing technique that is new, works better, etc? I know the finish on the tub at my folks house didn't hold up as well as we would like, mostly due to people (me) dropping the shower head every so often.

tinysprouts.com said...

LOVE it!!!! great find!

bungalowbliss said...

I'm curious, too, especially since StL is the nearest location for this technique. This tub is going to be amazing, though. And for just $45! Don't you just love Craigslist for vintage goodies?

joeyjanne said...

its an antique one! we know the magic of re-invention, but why not or buy a modern type of tub with latest improvements to add on.;)


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Chad said...

Okay, the reason we are taking the tub to St. Louie is what can be done there that I have not been able to find anywhere in the US on a small scale basis. So is the suspense killing you yet? The answer is that we are going to have the tub stripped down to bare cast iron and then re-coated in porcelain enamel. I have looked at having/doing refinishing a tub, but I keep coming back to the same conclusion: It will only last a small amount of time (respectively speaking). If you have read my two prior posts that I have written over the course of this blog's existence, then you know I prefer to do things once. It was something that was ingrained into me long ago (some think this is what makes me stubborn). So, after much researching I came across this place: http://www.customceramic.com/index.htm . I have already spoken to the owner and he tells me that he is booked solid for the next 30 weeks. The total process time will take roughly 4 weeks to complete. If there were ever a time to need a little job security, this gentleman has it. Once we drop the tub we will make a follow-up post. Hope this answers all of your questions.

Julian W. said...

Chad, Can you reveal the ballpark cost for this? We live in central IL and have an old tub that would be ideal for -- wondering how it compares to the miracle folks for cost -- undoubtedly far more durable! Thanks,

Julian.

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

I can't wait to see the results. I've seen the usual refinishing technqiues and have never been satisfied with the results - while they look good for now, they quickly wear. It seemed to me that it was better to have a tub with a couple chips than to deal with a surface that would wear so quickly.

I have a sink that is starting to show some rust, and that I know I'll have to deal with eventually. If this could fix it properly, I'd be delighted.

Danielle and Clint said...

Love, love, love these tubs!!! This is what I would like in our bathroom when I win the lotto and create a bathroom in my bedroom :-) Great find!