Refinish a clawfoot tub? Need advice quickly!
Today I found a wonderful claw foot tub in an antique store. It had been $400 but is marked down to $200 and I have a coupon that'll take it down to $170. It's a great tub: Deep, nice slope to the back, cast iron. Great character.
But it needs refinishing. The porcelin is scratched, and it has one point on the rim with a palm-sized spot where the iron shows through. It has small 1970s fixtures attached, but that's changeable.
Is this a great find that I should jump on . . . or should I buy something new? I'm tempted to buy it, even if I end up putting it outside as a giant flower pot!