Vintage Claw-Foot Tubs

August 3, 2019

Rub-a-dub-dub, I am in love with these colorful claw-foot tubs! Is there anything more beautiful than a vintage claw-foot tub? Ever since I began my historic home hunt, I started dreaming about restoring a bathroom with a fun colorful claw-foot tub. When I come across a photo of one, I screenshot it and save it on my phone for inspiration. I want to hop in one and soak all day with candles, essential oils, and a bottle of champagne. Now let’s be real, I don’t have time to take a long bath and there is a 99% chance my bath would be interrupted by Harper, Erik, or Folly but a girl can dream, right!?

The signature element of a clawfoot tub is its sculpted metal feet, which were inspired by the popular furniture styles of the late 1800s. In fact, the clawfoot tub got its name for the most common style of foot: the ball-and-claw, which can be found with an eagle’s talon or a lion’s paw.

I watched an awesome YouTube tutorial that shows you how to restore & paint them! It is a TON of work but it is totally worth it. I think the hardest part for me is deciding on a color. Which do you all like best? That powder pink is definitely on my list but I also love the classic navy look. I think that bright tangerine color could look really cool in Harper’s bathroom. I included two white claw-foot inspiration photos too because sometimes it is nice to have a plain canvas to work with. Decisions, decisions!


Pink Claw-Foot Tub | Katie Considers 

Nay Claw-Foot Tub | My Scandinavian Home 

Black & Gold Claw-Foot Tub | Country Living 

Navy & Gold Claw-Foot Tub | Country Living

Yellow Claw-Foot Tub | Oleander + Palm

Orange Claw-Foot Tub | Alison Kandler

Forrest Green Claw-Foot Tub | Hearth

Black Claw-Foot Tub | Domino 

Navy Claw-Foot Tub | Apartment Therapy 

Orange Claw-Foot Tub |Oxford One

Pink Cast Iron Tub | Cast Iron Tub

Yellow Claw-Foot Tub | Design Sponge 

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