He Cuts A Rusty, Vintage Clawfoot Bathtub In Half To Create A Gorgeous Sofa

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We all remember the 1960s classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, right? Who could forget Holly Golightly’s disheveled glamour, charming neuroses, and sparsely decorated New York City apartment?

With her soft elegance and beautiful spirit, it’s no surprise that Audrey Hepburn is still so famous today — but would you have ever guessed that so many icons of this quirky film would become so fashionable in today’s time?

Take, for example, Holly’s strikingly peculiar bathtub couch. Nowadays, tons of crafty people are salvaging old clawfoot bathtubs and transforming them into beautiful — and fully functional — sofas.

And, as this wonderful tutorial is about to show you, it’s not that difficult to do yourself. If you think old bathtubs are too rare or expensive, think again! As we’ve demonstrated in the past, Craigslist is bursting with cheap resources.

 

Step 1: Find an old, cheap bathtub.

Step 1: Find an old, cheap bathtub.

Step 2: Remove the feet, then sandblast the exterior.

Step 2: Remove the feet, then sandblast the exterior.

Step 3: Start to cut the tub’s side. After trying a few different power tools, the user found that the angle grinder worked best for him.

Step 3: Start to cut the tub's side. After trying a few different power tools, the user found that the angle grinder worked best for him.

Step 4: Remove the cut panel.

Step 4: Remove the cut panel.

Step 5: Use a grinding disc, then a sanding disc, to clean up the edges.

Step 5: Use a grinding disc, then a sanding disc, to clean up the edges.

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