Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rust, Inspiration & Booty

Bringing my garden tub inside, below, the rust (it's real) looked so good I decided to keep it.
Wine Bottle Girl loved her old radiators so much she hired an artist, below, to faux paint them RUST.
Enchantingly, historically, beautiful &, poof, days later I RESCUED a radiator. Odd how the universe works, yes?
In my conservatory it will become the base to a console table with a marble top, also rescued.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Rescuing my radiator was a bit tricky. Seen in the weedy woods while I was riding on acreage, in a golf cart, driven by a man, there was an awkward snag, his-land-his-stuff. "Oh, I want that !!!!!!!!!!!", and he paused a bit too long. Poppets, Ya Gotta Go In For The KILL. There was no time for me to gather the booty. You know what evolved, Golf Cart Man will bring the radiator to my conservatory.


Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

LOL YEAY TARA!!! IT pays to not hold back from asking when you see something that someone has thrown out...great treasure you rescued. LOVE your bathtub too ...imagine laying back in that with a glass of wine and soft music playing and candles burning...awesome! We have an old footed tub laying in the 'back 40' waiting...
I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend.
Maura :)

Beach House Living said...

Love the tub! We had a huge 6ft+ in cast iron one in the lower level of our house. Next to it was a phone stand. We loaded it up with pillows and used jump in while yapping on the phone as teenagers. Later it became a watering trough for my aunt's horses.

We have some of those old radiators I think, they are rounded, plain and weigh a ton.

Shirley said...

Tara, I dream of such a tub to linger in and soak away the cares of the day. Candlelight certainly adds to the ambience!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

We rescued a footed tub when renovating one of our houses- nothing beats soaking in one with a good book, glass of wine and soft music- you're making me homesick for that house!

Content in a Cottage said...


I have beautiful radiators in my cottage. I rescued one from the curb that is almost identical to yours only smaller. It's in my bathroom and I love it.

xo, Rosemary