This weekend marks the third time this year that I’ve painted the bathroom. And I’m happy to say I think I finally found the right color and the right touches. Still a few more tweaks to be made but I think I’m on the right track now. Took long enough!
Here’s my beloved claw foot tub. It took me years to get up the nerve to paint her.
About 99% of you said I should paint it white, which I did. But I thought it needed something more.
Hubby was appalled at the flaking paint on this tub, but what does he know?
What caught my eye was the graphic on this claw foot tub.
After painting the tub with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, I cut out this simple Fleur de Lis.
I taped the image to the tub and traced it lightly with a pencil.
Using ASCP in Paris Grey to match my cabinets, I hand painted the Fleur de Lis onto the tub.
I was sweating from nervousness at this point.
Then came the really nerve-wracking part. Getting that stripe just right!
I used Frog Tape, carefully measuring to get the stripe lined up.
I had to eye it while measuring due to the curve of the tub. You can’t go with a straight measurement.
The line will look crooked due to the curve of the tub so a bit of sweat-filled tweaking was involved.
I had to figure out that curve on my own … where the stripe meets the Fleur de Lis.
I knew if I screwed it up I could correct any mistakes by touching up with the Old White.
I don’t know about that toilet seat. Still deciding if I want to swap it out for a white one.
But I love wooden toilet seats – I think it fits in with a country decor better than porcelain white.
One of the challenges when photographing a small room with mirrors is staying out of the picture!
You have to shoot from specific angles unless you want your mug in the mirror. I still have paint on my wrist.
The walls used to be Linen but it felt way too yellow to me.
Before the yellow I had tried a tan, but it had this weird purple tint to it. It was really ugly!
I finally settled on Steamed White, which has beautiful gray undertones.
The Steamed White wall color blends better with the cabinets, painted in Paris Grey.
I’m on the hunt for new stuff for the shelves.
This is a stock cabinet painted with ASCP in Paris Grey.
I distressed it and gave it a coat of white wash to soften it.
A huge thanks to all of you who said Yes to my Distress and told me to paint the tub!
Love your “Frenchified” claw foot tub makeover….Looks beautiful! We use to have one of these growing up! I still love them!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Your bathroom is gorgeous!!! LOVE your newly painted tub.And that detail is amazing.
You did a great job on this! Your tub looks awesome… now, do you hand the sandpaper to your hubby to do the distressing part? 😉
Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! I love your tub and how you painted the cabinet. Very French and relaxing. And, I’m totally with you on having a difficult time finding the right color for the bathroom. I have painted mine countless times and am still not happy with it.
Your tub is gorgeous!!! Your bathroom is divine.
you are brave and it paid off because it looks so beautiful!!
I love it! It turned out wonderful. So beautiful!
It looks fantastic!!! I would never in a million years have thought to use ASCP but you’ve shown us it works perfectly. I love the Fleur de Lis design and stripe you added.
It looks lovely! x
Swoon….to have a tub like that, love!!!
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Oh my heavens its just beautiful. I laughed at the comment that your hubby made about the chippy tub. I actually agree and love it at the same time. LOL (I just think about sweeping up chippies all the time) haha
Your bathroom is just a dream. Mine is so dreadful that I am inspired by beautiful bathrooms.
You did good!
Stunning French Inspired bathroom! So adorable! I hope you could come by and link up your gorgeous bathroom at my linky party still ongoing today 🙂
Love it! It turned out perfect.
The tub looks fantastic!!! Good job!!! The whole room looks great, I like all the details, esp. the shelf over the tub, got some nice tall stuff there!!!
LOVE IT! ( and I remember the original should I paint it post too! 🙂
Love the tub and the WHOLE bathroom!
fabulous, jennifer:) i love the whole room!
Wow, it turned out amazing!!! I love it. You did a fabulous job painting it, too! I would never leave that beautiful room. 🙂
What a wonderful charming bathroom. I love your bathtub and the painting you’ve done on it! I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to have a claw foot bath tub! I could spend a lot of time in there and you’re just a pretty as a picture.
Be a sweetie,
The whole thing is cute. We used to have a claw foot tub at our old house, back when we sought out old junk before it was cool. Here I had to buy new stuff, shocking, and wish I had an old tub.
The tub came out beautifully. I love the rest of the bathroom too so relaxing. Love many of thr accessories.
It came out beautiful!
Love it mom!!! I wish I could take a bath right now 🙂
Love it mom!!! I wish I could take a bath right now 🙂
Love it mom!!! I wish I could take a bath right now 🙂
It turned out just perfect, and I like the chippy paint too. What do men know. LOL Beautiful powder room.
OMG, I love this!! I’ve been looking for something to do to a clawfoot i managed to somewhat restore and this is perfect!
I am so jealous of your claw foot tub. I also love how it turned out. It looks great! It completes the bathroom now.
The entire bathroom is fabulous with that tub as the star! Glad you got up the nerve to paint her – she’s a beauty!
This looks fantastic, great job
What a fabulous bathroom! And who knew you could paint a tub with ASCP! Is there anything ASCP doesn’t work on? Next thing you know someone will be painting their car with it!
And the frenchified Fleur De Lis and stripe is the perfect icing on the cake!
I love your whole bathroom, everything in it. Noticed the old brass doorknob also.
Too bad people don’t like old people the way they like their old stuff. lol We lived in an old house in KY that was very conducive to vintage and older objects. Really enjoy your blog, you inspired me.
Hey, you cutie patootie! What a darling photo of you! 🙂 Eeeeek! I’m loooovvvvving your French loo, Jennifer! It looks like something out of a French decor book!!! The tub turned out beautifully, and the toilet seat is just perfect because it picks up the golden tone from the baskets in the room. Great job!!!!
Nice work, Jennifer! And your bathroom is beautiful. LOVELOVELOVE the tub.
Okay, you nailed that tub, spot on! It’s gorgeous and perfect for that bathroom. I’m glad you painted it, too! I’d change the seat to white, too! Go for it!
Ohmygoodness, what fun! I love that you added a bit of French in there. The fleur-de-lis looks fabulous! Love this entire space!
I love it, Jennifer! It looks great, as does the rest of the bathroom. I love the other graphics I’m seeing around the space, too.
Kudos to you. It is gorgeous! Fantastic job!!!♥
Love, love your tub!!! Your bathrooms looks fabulous!
I’ve been wondering what was happening with your tub?? I’m so happy you painted it!! It looks amazing and the Fleur de Lis is an unexpected surprise. Tell you husband it will be perfect as soon as it gets a little chippy! ( Actually the whole room is just perfect as it is, great job!)
Absolutely gorgeous job!!!
I love your tub-great idea! I may have to copythat as I have 2 old tubs.
I’m in LOVE with your tub! lol~ Amazing transformation! Thanks for sharing at Monday Muse!
Your bathroom is so gorgeous!! I love the tub. It’s a dream bathroom.
Yay for Frenchification! It looks awesome.
Absolutely beautiful ! Also the photo of you in the mirror beautiful ! Great post , job and photos ! Have a wonderful day !
Your bathroom is so charming. It looks like it’s right out of a magazine spread. What a great job!!
What a gorgeous bathroom, Jennifer–I’d never want to leave there! Your claw-foot tub is splendid. Painting always scares me a bit, too, but you did a great job! And I really like what you did painting your stock cabinet–so pretty! I have a stained cabinet and this might be a really nice solution for it, so thank you for sharing. It is always so nice to hear from you at my blog–thank you for stopping by for a visit!
Gorgeous! You are brave and I love your style.
I shared your tub on Friday Finds today. Thanks!
Dropped back by to let you know I shared your cute tub on Friday Finds today. Thanks!
Gorgeous bathroom! Every detail is wonderful!
Well done Jennifer. The whole bathroom looks fantastic and I love the ‘Frenchy’ bath tub graphic. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.
This looks amazing! Fantastic job!
Love that tub! I think you did an excellent job, and who cares if it took several tries, all that matters is that you got it right now! And I like the wooden toilet seat, very unique and it adds a bit of warmth in the room.
WOW!!! That tub ~and the whole bathroom ~ is gorgeous!
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Love what you did to the tub! The whole bathroom is gorgeous. I love it “frenchified”!
Unbelievable!! Everything looks stunning! (and you did a fantastic job on your tub 🙂
The bathroom and tub look fabulous. Third times a charm.
I love the design on the tub…. The walls look great….. I think the whitewash over the cabinets are a great touch! You, my friend, have a fabulous bathroom!
I really like the tub and find it original. Great job! – Fleur http://apalaceinwonderland.blogspot.com/
I love your tub, it looks gorgeous!
Great job Jennifer!
WOW Jennifer what a gorgeous makeover!! LOVE your whole bathroom!!
WOW! This is so gorgeous! I have a claw foot tub in my bathroom upstairs (house is 101 yrs old). You should come do my tub! Ha! Just kidding! But it sure gives me ideas!
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thanks for sharing!!!
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Where do we find the Steamed White paint? Which company makes it?
Rose – your email is restricted so I can’t answer via email. Hopefully you’ll check back here for the answer. The Steamed White paint is from Lowe’s. I used it in both my bathroom and dining room. I love the color!
Did you white wash after the gray was applied? I want to do my kitchen cabinets grey but have the washed look. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
The tub turned out gorgeous and you’re inspiring me to do mine as well!
May I ask how you applied the paint? Did you spray it on? Brush? Roll?
Also, was the steamed white paint that you bought a specific lowe’s brand? Do you recall what “finish” you used? (ie., eggshell, semi gloss, etc)
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JENNIFER …. Sou do Brasil e eu simplesmente amei( love) seu bathroom!
I’m so inspired by the beautiful paint job on your claw foot tub, I’m going to try it myself. I love my claw foot tub, and have thought of painting it many times looking at other tubs painted with solid colors of various colors. I couldn’t decide what color would work that I wouldn’t get tired of, but your design really is “the one”. Thanks for sharing your vision.
Beautiful and very inspiring like the rest of your lovely home