Monday, May 30, 2011

Recycle An Old Cast Iron Bathtub

Revive an old tub once it's removed from the bathroom.

Whether your cast iron bathtub looks old and outdated or you want to install a large garden tub in your bathroom, you still have an opportunity to create an attractive masterpiece with the fixture you are removing from your bathroom. Recycling options range from repurposing it inside the home to creating an outdoor decoration to removing it from your property completely. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Remove the tub in one piece, if at all possible. If you must break it into pieces, sell it to a metal recycling plant for a minimal amount.

2. Contact an area farmer to see if he would like to plug it and use it as an animal watering trough. He may be willing to pay for it, or you can benefit simply from his willingness to haul it off for free.

3. Place the tub in your garden or front yard for use as a quaint flower planter.

4. Save the tub for future use at parties and other get-togethers. Fill the tub with ice and place bottled and canned beverages inside to chill them for your crowd.

5. Cut the tub lengthwise, keeping all four feet intact. Sand the cut edge of the tub and then paint it to match your home's decor. Make or buy a coordinating cushion for the bottom of the tub, and use it as an eclectic seating option in your home.

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