A clawfoot tub adds elegance and regal luxury to your space, but let's be honest: how many people are going to go into your bathroom to check out your tub? Why not bring that class out into the living area by converting your clawfoot tub into an incredible DIY tub couch? It's an intensive project, sure, but once you see it, you'll agree that it's completely worth it.
With a little inspiration from Miss Audrey Hepburn herself, let's dive in.
Check junkyards for a clawfoot tub.
Rust is fine, just make sure there aren't any large cracks.
The hardware might put up a bit of a fight, but with a little coaxing, it will come off.
Now sandblast the tub.
Use a marker to plan out where you're going to make your cuts.
Draw everything on the tub. Remember, you can always sandblast off stray marks.
Safety hat, mask and gloves for safety.
The porcelain will dull the saw blade quickly if you cut this way.
The angle grinder and cutting disc will move through the porcelain much more easily.
You can start to see the shape of the tub.
Now the grinding disc sands the edges.
A coat of white primer brings the tub back to its original white.
Sand the white layer and add whatever color you want the tub to be.
After you paint the hardware, add them back on.
Fill in any chips on the inside while cleaning and scrubbing the interior.
An epoxy primer and polyurethane coat bring the tub up to clean shininess.
Cut foam for the couch cushions and attach whatever upholstery fabric you want.
And lean back in perfect mid-century elegance.