Take your napping to the next level by transforming a claw foot tub into a relaxing day lounger, combining two favorites into one: style, and napping.
The classic aesthetic of the claw foot tub shouldn't just be relegated to the bathroom, but celebrated out in the open for all to admire. This real cast iron bathtub was transformed from a stationary soap suds station, into a rolling relaxation retreat, complete with an operable light that looks like a shower head.
The entire inside has been carpeted, and there's an electrical outlet in the drain to plug in your electronics, keeping them charged while you rest and recharge. Take the comfort of falling asleep in a tub, but forgo getting wet.
Follow along and I'll show you how I took an almost abandoned classic claw foot tub to a unique piece of furniture that everyone is envious of.
Ready, steady...Let's make!
You're going to need a tub, obviously. The type of tub and what it's made from is up to you. I wanted an authentic claw foot tub, which are cast iron. Since this tub is going to be painted and carpeted, there was no need to go new, so I bought one off the classifieds for cheap (it had been in someone's backyard for "a decade or so").
Shop around, you can probably find a tub like I did for under $100. Here's what I used to bring this tub back to life:
Shower Light + Power: