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Friday, January 14, 2011

Totin' Around a Clawfoot

This morning we took the boys on a field trip to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a clawfoot tub. What a combination!

We went back to Chic Antiques and Company on Huger Street in Columbia, where there are a ton (at least 10-20) cast-iron clawfoot tubs sitting outside. All are in various states of disrepair--but that's expected. If we could find one for free in a field (or take my parents, which they have planted strawberries in), that would be great. But we don't have a lot of time to search the countryside for old rusted tubs and my parents aren't giving up their strawberry patch (not that I blame them!).

We chose the tub on the left (below). For $250, it seemed like a good deal (especially when you consider that a new clawfoot starts around $1250).

For some reason, when the tub was put into the truck, I immediately thought of a pig laying on its back. HA! Now Ashley is totin' around a clawfoot tub in his truck until we decide where we're going to get it re-glazed. I've spent the afternoon calling around about this and prices generally run between $200-400 for the inside (more for the exterior--but we'll probably opt to paint it).

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