Friday, March 15, 2013

Craigslist to the rescue!

While we were waiting for weeks to hear back from the tub company about our defective acrylic tub, we really needed to move on and finish the bathroom.  On a whim, we decided to look for another tub on craigslist.  And we found an original historic cast iron claw foot tub for $150 about an hour's drive away.  That was a great price, and the tub seemed to be in great condition from the pictures.  So we decided to check it out; it turned out to be a great buy.

Some rust on the side of the tub.  This is expected for a tub this old.

Very little rust around the drain and faucet.
Tub was painted on the visible side which protected that side from rust.

The underside of the tub shows that it was made by Kohler on February 19, 1929.
To save money, we decided that we will try to refinish this tub ourselves using a $25 tub refinishing kit.

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