I have a hole in my heart….a bathtub-shaped hole. For five years we have been renovating this house, and for five years, I have pined for a bathtub. You see, I am a tub person. I love a good bubble bath. But I have not had a decent, soaking tub since I moved out of my childhood home (15 years ago). Now, some of you may have noticed that there is, indeed, a bathtub in the Farmhouse (no, not that enormous kitchen sink) guest bathroom. It is, indeed, a bathtub. But it is an old cast-iron wall tub that fills just high enough to get your ankles wet. It’s great for bathing the occasional visiting nephew, or muddy pup, but for an adult human? It just does. not. cut. it.
We have lovely showers at this house, don’t get me wrong–it’s not like we’re out using the garden hose. I just really want me a tub….first-world problems, right? We just can never seem to justify the expense of it, when there are so many other, more important projects that require our time and bank accounts.
I have a big birthday coming up in a month (and it shall remain numberless, thank you very much!). And I have announced to the Texan (and now to the world) that this is it! This is the birthday when the birthday fairy is going to bring me my tub. She and I go way, way back, and I have given her a much-needed vacation for the past several years, so, the way I see it, she owes me a favor. This is happening, people. I want my gosh-darn tub!
We’re working with a pretty tight space, so it’s not going to be, say the bathtub of my dreams, necessarily, but it is going to be as big of soaker as we can possibly squeeze into that spot. I really always figured on a claw foot tub, as it kind of feels as though that’s what a 100-year-old farmhouse might feel comfortable with. It’s the safe choice.
But, secretly, I kind of want to do a tub like this:
Yep. That’s a fiberglass tub fitted inside a horse trough, and the article claims the whole thing only cost 90 bucks. That’s pretty farmhouse-y, wouldn’t you say? Am I brave enough to do this? I don’t know! I just really don’t know!
We’ll have to see what the birthday fairy’s got up her sleeve. Stay tuned….I know you are all on the edge of your seats!