This is my house. It is an 1853 Federal style building. In case any of you were wondering, those are tomato and pepper plants growing in containers up on the balcony, safe from bands of marauding raccoons and hungry little Bambies that nightly visit my backyard. I fell in love with that front porch the first time I saw it in the Multiple Real Estate Listings back in 1993. The rooms are stately, with three floors and 4 fireplaces (unfortunately none of the fireplaces can be used but the mantles are all gorgeous) and 9 foot tall ceilings. So it was a bit of a surprise while being shown the home, that first time by our realtor, what awaited us in the second floor bathroom.
Now mind you, there was no indoor plumbing when the house was originally built (the attached barn had a 2-holer). So the bathroom on the second floor was installed in what was once a closet at the end of the hall. It doesn't have a shower but makes up for it with the bathtub, and oh what a bathtub it is................
It is big and shiny and oh so red!
It is a claw foot bathtub that a previous owner had painted red. (Why?) At the time we bought the house, the sink and the toilet seat were also bright red. Having both seen better days, they have been replaced. The tub is rather too heavy to move, much less down all those stairs. So I have learned to embrace the red.
Last summer, I decided it was finally time to redo that bathroom but my budget was pretty much non-existent. I got the floor tiles on sale, the oops paint for $5.00 for the gallon and the fabric I had left over from a curtain project. Normally I would not have picked these colors to work with but remember, I have learned to embrace the red.
On the far side of the bathroom are shelves, that were don't-allow-company-in-the-upstairs-bathroom-messy, that are now hidden from public view by this curtain. I do like the cherry pattern, It makes waking up first thing in the morning a little more cheerier if not cherrier. I have learned to embrace the red.
This bathroom wouldn't have been so bad with the red bathtub if the sink and toilet hadn't both been bright red as well. And did I mention there was also floor to ceiling mirror tiles covering one whole wall............ Oh my.
Today I am sharing my red lipstick bathtub (I have learned to embrace the red) with Sue @ It's a Very Cherry World for Wednesday is REDnesday. Please click here or see Sue's button on my sidebar to join in this always colorful party. Remember to embrace your Red.
Got it at Goodwill