Monday, January 30, 2012

HAND PAINTED "TOILE RURAL SCENE" ON A CLAWFOOT BATHTUB

HAND PAINTED "TOILE RURAL SCENE" ON A CLAWFOOT BATHTUB

A few years back, a client asked me to paint something on her clawfoot bathtub. 
Immediately, I envisioned a "toile" rural scene painted on it because she loved French decor. 
I thought that would be unique. 
This is the scene I painted.
She left everything up to me and these are the colors I chose.  (approved, of course)
 The colors look so beautiful with her dark wood floors.
You guessed it!!  Me, painting the bathtub.
I primed the tub with a "bonding" primer, painted the artwork and sealed with two coats of clear sealer.
 
 Today I am back at her home working and love seeing it, again.  
It has held up really well.
My client is still very happy with it, too.

77 comments:

  1. How beautiful! (I hope you don't mind if I add it to my Pinterest board.)

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  2. Thank you so much!! And, would love for you to add it to your Pinterest board!

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    1. Well I'm glad you're OK with it because it's already been repinned a whole bunch!

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    2. I'm adding to my board too, you are a true artisan! Love your work!

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  3. Lynda, you are a true artist. I'm proud to be your client but most of all, friend!

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  4. Oh, my goodness! This is just gorgeous and what a wonderful artist you are! I've just popped over from Cindy's party and I am so glad I did!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. OMG you did a beautiful job painting the tub. It looks like a customed bathtub from a designer. What a wonderful artist you are!

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  6. Oh so pretty! Your design and colors so soft and elegant...love it!
    Thanks soooo much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. That's such a beautiful feature to add to a home. You are so talented. :)

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    1. Thank you! This client loves mirrors. She has several beautiful mirrors around the house.

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  8. oh how i would absolutely love a hand painted claw foot tub. first i'd need the space for one - ha! this is truly beautiful! what a fantastic idea!!

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    1. Thank you!! Recently, I saw a shorter clawfoot tub and it was really cute. Not sure if it was an old one or if they still make them.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful, if I ever get another one, I'll know what to do with it. Great job!
    Jeannie

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  10. Wow! That is gorgeous, Lynda! I love toile, too, and to have that design combined with the claw foot tub would be heaven.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to have one like this, one day!!

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  11. oh my goodness, Lynda, this is amazing!! such a beautiful and unique job!!

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  12. Oh to have that kind of talent! We all would love to be able to do that, but not many of us can. It's beautiful!

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  13. Wow! Fun to see you in action. Everyone should have a photo or two taken of them doing what they love and are so talented at. What beautiful work you do!
    Liz

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    1. Thank you!! I really like your blog. Those recipe index cards look really familiar!! I have tons of those from the past. A very interesting garage sale.

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  14. Stunning! What a beautiful job you did! I love claw foot tubs, I so miss the one I had, but you took the beauty to a new level! (I found your site via dedicated house)

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  15. Hello Lynda
    I'm visiting from Isabelles Monday party.
    The toile scene on the claw foot bath is perfect!
    I Love your artistry and I'm now following you too.
    Shane ♥

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  16. Wow, what a nice job and an awesome idea! I don't think I've ever seen a painted claw foot tub before. I love it! You are talented!

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  17. Lynda ~ what a creative person you are and a great painter.

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

    Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Bloglovin ~ Pinterest

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    1. Thank you so much!! and, thank you for the invitation!

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  18. What a charming idea! Your toile is gorgeous. This reminds me of some of my favorite brown and white pieces of transfer ware. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you! I love brown and white in decorating, too.

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  19. This is really beautiful! Nice work!

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  20. Just lovely Lynda! Did you use a protective coating on it? Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! Yes, I primed with a bonding primer, painted the artwork and the final two coats were a clear water based sealer.

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  21. Pretty fabulous! What a fantastic and original design!

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  22. Oh, my goodness, that is gorgeous! You are so talented. :-) Thanks for sharing it. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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  23. just beautiful! great work!

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  24. Lynda, This is so unique and beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work at the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  25. Absolutely breathlessly gorgeous.

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  26. Good Morning Lynda, Your work is beautiful and I have a feeling once the toile claw foot bath is pinned and featured around blogs, your blog is going to become very, very popular.
    Visually it is so lovely.
    Lynda, I am not an artist, but I love your work, so I have become a new follower to keep up to date with all your creativity.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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    1. You are so nice! Thank you for your encouraging words!!

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  27. You are really really talented, the tub is absolutely beautiful.

    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  28. This is beautiful. What a talented lady you are! Thanks for linking with TTF this week.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you! and, thank you for letting me link to your party.

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  29. Cool post, I’ve enjoyed it very much. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve reposted it at my linky gallery “The Blog POST OFFICE”. It’s a Reverse Linkly. The gallery is a lovely place being filled with great blog posts like yours and other fab bloggers. Drop by, I hope you’ll enjoy the POST OFFICE too. If you place a backlink of “The POST OFFICE” with your post, you may be considered for the “First Class Post” award.

    Thank you, have a SUNNY day, Victoria Lavender

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    1. Thank you! Reverse Linky is a neat idea. I've linked back and am a new follower.

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  30. Lynda,
    I love that tub. The painting is absolutely beautiful!Just found your site through the linky party. So glad I did. New follower...please stop by and follow me as well. Looking forward to checking out what else you have done!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!! Your blog is beautiful and colorful! I'm following, too.

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  31. Beautiful! I wish my clawfoot bathtub looked that beautiful~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thank you! You could paint your bathtub. You could use stencils, paint stripes, etc. But, I bet it's beautiful, now.

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  32. What an extremely beautiful work of art! This tub is to die for. Hugs, Beverly

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  33. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. We are so happy that you joined us last week. We can't wait to see what you have for us at this week's party.

    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  34. This is amazing, Lynda - you are quite an artist - I can just imagine how much time you put into this - marvelously done. Your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'll be there and thank you, so much, for letting me link to your party.

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  35. I love this! Will feature it today on Home Sweet Home! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you so much!! and, thank you for letting me join your party.

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  36. Oh goodness. That is amazing. Found your wonderful blog through The Charm of Home xo Laura

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  37. Hi... First I would like to thank you for sharing at One More Time and Second I would like to let you know you have been featured http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/06/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_15.html Hope to see you again this week. Hugs Tammy

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