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Decorating Around Base of Antique Tub

We have a Victorian bath that the previous owners removed the claw type feet and used bricks and cement to build two stands for the bath to rest on. The cement around the bricks is rough and needs to be decorated in some way. They have cemented the bath in quite securely else we would remove the bath, fit legs onto it and put it back. Any ideas of how we could decorate the cement to improve the look? Maybe cement river stones?


Susan from South Africa

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October 15, 20070 found this helpful

In Victorian times some vintage baths had enclosures. Could you put one up around yours? Or could you put decorative plaster coloumns underneath to mask the brick, and paint the brick white? I like the idea of river stones - but you would have to have a LOT of them...

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October 15, 20070 found this helpful

What about seashells? I really can't picture what your tub looks like but could you hide the cement with potted plants? Plants that thrive in damp places like baby's tears, maidenhair ferns, or African violets?

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October 15, 20070 found this helpful

what about wrought iron decore. wrought iron comes in so many shapes and designs. Most of the time its black but I had a small spiral staircase once that was for potted plants that set on each step. I spray painted it white and used the steps to set candles on for my bathroom. You could search ebay just put in the key words wrought iron. You'll more than likely see lots os sizes & designs that might fit around your problem area to camoflauge it beautifully. And wrought iron goes with that victorion look so well. I also saw somewhere but can not remember where now.Where they took 8X10 picture frames with any type picture of pressed flowers inside them and incased 4 of them around an object to cover up the area and it looked so pretty. With that idea you could paint your frames white and inside add vintage items that are flat like gloves, lace doilies, old photos jewelry, or tickets to give it a shabby chic look. good luck

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October 17, 20070 found this helpful

You could also use tile, if you have tile in your bathroom. If the cement is too small an area for tile, you could break the tile in pieces and cement them on in a mosaic style.

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October 17, 20070 found this helpful

How about a cloth skirt around the tub, whole thing?

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