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Wilson’s Piece de la Resistance

November 27, 2013

As promised, I am proud to debut Wilson’s award-winning claw-foot tub. I gave him an award for being the greatest, Craigslist-hunting husband.


 Isn’t she a beauty? Five feet of pure porcelain heaven.

tub 2

Me + this tub + a glass of red wine = night night. I actually do not get in it when I am home alone because I am afraid that I’ll fall asleep in it — it’s that good.


I love the chrome fixtures on this tub. The faucet is a narrow rectangle and makes the water cascade down into the tub so beautifully. It’s the little things.

tub 3

Wilson searched on Craigslist for a few weeks before he found this tub. It is made by Vintage Tub & Bath and retails for over $1,000 — we got it for $300. It has a small crack in the finish of the porcelain near the back that occurred during installation. The couple that purchased this tub — for their mountain house, mind you — asked the company for a refund, and instead of a refund Vintage Tub & Bath sent them a whole new tub! Vintage Tub & Bath’s awesome customer service turned into the couple’s luck to sell the old tub which translated into me having the tub of my dreams for the price we could afford. We will fix the crack one day, but right now it’s just fine. A little crack never hurt nobody, just ask the Toronto mayor.

Like the devoted person he is, Wilson picked up the tub from the couple’s home in South Carolina and hauled it back in the trunk of his Yukon. Wilson I am thankful for you and your crafty ways.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! I am thankful for each and every one of you also.

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  • Reply Patrice Boyd November 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Loved it! I agree, Wilson is awesome!

    • Reply Anna December 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Love you!

  • Reply Whitney Otto December 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    So impressed and jealous!! I love it!!

  • Reply Anna December 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you Whitney!!! You need to get one…

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