I need your help. I need you to tell me if my idea is charming, trashy, ridiculous, whatever.
So. This isn't a great picture, but it's mainly because I had to take it through the wall, because I couldn't get to the room on the other side because of construction.
Note the debris everywhere.
So, we have this claw-foot bathtub in the bathroom that's being demolished. I have always wanted a claw-foot tub. I think they're so charming.
It turns out that I'm not related to anyone who wants a claw-foot tub. Betty wants a shower in her bathroom. When we eventually redo ours, we'll have a shower as well. Our bathroom isn't big, and Nick hates tubs. Particularly claw-foot tubs.
I don't even particularly like baths. But as I said, I've always wanted one of these tubs.
So here's my idea: we put it in Jordan's room and fill it with pillows. Picture the above tub clean and full of colorful throw pillows. And maybe some stuffed animals and books.
What do you think?
I feel like as he gets older, it'll be a great place to climb in and out of, to hang out and read, whatever. I would love to have had an offbeat space like that when I was younger.
This is all well and good except. Of course there's an Except. Actually, there are three.
Except 1: They're heavy as sin. Australian Builder said he would do this for me because he really likes me. He said this with clenched teeth, impressing upon me that he would, he really would, but he's not offering this lightly. I'd be getting special treatment.
Because, you see, it will take four men to carry it down the stairs and even then would be a struggle. And once it is there, he is never moving it for me again. I can't just call him in a couple months and be all, "Oh, AB, I'd like it out now."
This is exactly how he put it. In a high voice with some hand waving. This is exactly how I imitate my mother.
But seriously. I can have it, but there is no changing my mind. If it is there, it is there forever.
His preference, however, would be to sledgehammer it and take it out in manageable pieces. Like, today. But he likes me, and he is giving me a little time to sort this out.
Except 2: Nick thinks the idea is stupid. It'll take up a lot of room and it's not practical.
And see above - once it's there, it's there for life. No mind changing. Do I really want to commit to a bathtub for life? Lisa?
(Umm...I think...so? But life is a very long time...?)
Except 3: The use of a bathtub for purposes other than bathing is possibly trashy. Like having cars up on bricks in the front yard in Kentucky.
There are my Excepts. I continue to think it would be charming, but I'm not 100% sure. And it's not like I can test it out. I can't even have them set it in one place in the room and then decide it would go better elsewhere.
Sooo, with all that said, what do you think?
A. Absolutely keep it. The pillow idea is adorable. And when are you ever going to have another opportunity to have a claw-foot tub?
B. Tubs belong in bathrooms. The idea of a tub in a bedroom is definitely trashy.
C. Don't commit to something you can't change. Better to just get rid of it.
D. I like the idea, but good luck on the convincing Nick business.
E. Other: ____________________