Something came over me this weekend and I made a snap decision to paint my claw foot tub. It was one of those moments where you wake up with the idea and then while you’re in the middle of the project you suddenly panic and think, “What am I doing??” A couple weeks ago I had no inclination to change my bathroom and I’m not really sure what prompted this project, but my painted claw foot tub now has a new look!
I went to Carter’s Cottage Interiors to pick up some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and saw the sample of Provence blue out the corner of my eye and fell in love. A little brighter and more saturated in hue than the Duck Egg blue, I thought Provence would provide the boldness I was looking for.
Here’s what my claw foot tub looked like a few days ago. Although I love the fleur-de-lis on the white tub, I was tired of it. If you read my blog regularly you know I’ve been drawn to brighter colors lately. Looking at this photo … I have to admit I now miss my fleur-de-lis! Sigh. I guess I’m fickle.
I do love this new color though. And the beauty of paint is … I can always change it later. It’s so easy painting the outside of the tub with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I don’t need to wax it after painting like I normally would with a piece of furniture.
Oh, and once the moment of panic passed, I was glad I decided to paint the tub.
Sometimes you just need a change of scenery!