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New acquisitions: Clawfoot tub, Door jewelry

Master Bathroom

I mentioned yesterday that we’d gotten some new toys at our house in the past week. The first is something I’ve been lusting after since the day we moved in. An adorable, bubble-bath worthy clawfoot tub. It’s the perfect size – not too big, not too small. It’ll be going in our master bathroom (yes, that means it’ll have to make it up the stairs) but for now it’s resting quietly in the backyard, sans Madonna despite local customs.
Clawfoot tub, yet again

As you can see, I haven’t gotten around to cleaning it yet ;) The ball and claw feet are sitting in our kitchen waiting for cleaning too. It does have all 4 intact though, which is great. I noticed at the salvage shop the feet were going for $50-$60 a piece!!!

Thanks to our good friends the Byrnes’, who gifted this to us and helped us hoist it into the truck. When we get the bathroom done, maybe I’ll invite them over for a soak.

The other fun thing we finally got around to buying is a matching set of doorknobs and plates for the front entry doors. I found them at one of our favorite Rochester salvage shops, ReHouse CNY. They have an egg and dart theme, which I chose because it matches the egg and dart tin ceileing molding we’ve found throughout the house.
Victorian door knob - egg and dart

Adding new (old) doorknobs to a door is a very easy way to dress it up. BeJane has a good tutorial, with diagrams, if you’re wondering how to do it!

Changing out door knobs – BeJane 

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Maryam in Marrakech had this to say on 10.27.06:

I am picturing how much you are going to be loving that bathtub! And what nice friends you have mine (hey, how come none of my friends have ever given me a bathtub?)

Kristin had this to say on 11.02.06:

Nice tub and doorknobs!

E had this to say on 04.18.10:

I love the antique look of the doorknob! I am obbsessed with old things! luv them!

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