My new/old wash tub

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Don't know why but I have wanted one of these for years but finding one at a price I was willing to pay didn't happen. Until last Sunday on the way home from our weekend in east Texas. We stopped for lunch in the small town of Mineola, Tx and wandered through some junque shops. I found this but it was a tug of war between myself and my other self...should I buy it, no you shouldn't, but I really want it, no you shouldn't, but whyyyyyyy NOT I whined to my other self.
    I finally took Randy back to the store and showed it to him, as we were looking the lady who runs the antique/junque mall said "if it's the price keeping you from it, the dealer said they would take $10 off the sticker price" So taking that as a voice from the universe saying...."Buy it already!!!!" We bought it!

    It will become a water garden. I have some Louisiana Iris and a water Lily that need a larger home and I think I need to find a couple more plants too.
    I am going to paint the inside of the tub with rustoleum to help preserve it and will also paint stand with something clear to keep more rust at bay, but will basically leave the out side looking as it is.

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    Wash tub to water garden ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden )
     



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  2. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    That washtub must have lots of history, now you get to add another chapter in it's long book of memories. Great find Toni!! Looking forward to seeing pictures of it with its new life.

    Jerry
     
  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've had that will I or won't I argument with myself sooo many times. I've never seen a wqashstand like yours though Toni. If I had I'd have snapped it up as quickly as you did as I think it will make a perfect water garden. $10 well spent!!
     
  4. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    Oh I love it!!!! I've always wanted one of those myself! :-D
     
  5. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Toni, I've been waiting ever-so-patiently to see what kind of neat stuff you found on your anniversary trip.
    That tub is FANTASTIC! And I know what you mean about the price. There's a junk place I pass to & from work everyday. He has or at least had two of them. They were calling my name when I was looking for something to put the water lilies in. But, the price was out of my range. And he wasn't budging!
    You did good! Can't wait to see it all painted and planted!
     
  6. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Congratulations! :D I think you made the right decision. It will look wonderful when you're done.

    Sometimes when I loose tug-of-wars with myself I excuse myself saying I'm such a nice, thoughtful person I can't deny myself the pleasure of buying this. :D
     
  7. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Love it!
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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    Lots of potential. I think this wash tub was destined to live its days in your garden Toni.
     
  9. calinromania

    calinromania Young Pine

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    I love it. Could never find such stuff around here.
    Really really nice!
     
  10. Frugalkate

    Frugalkate Seedling

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    ohhhhhhh how Prim Perfect! Great Find! I'd love one of those myself.
     
  11. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Toni, what a great find! Remember when arguing with yourself that the pleasure of having that washtub (or anything else) will last longer than a $20 bill.
    I collect antiques, and have used that excuse to buy a lot of stuff!
    "Money is like manure--it's best to spread it around."
     
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    dawg803 New Seed

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    What a great project! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
     
  13. petunia

    petunia Young Pine

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    love your new finding. You always manage to find some really neat stuff.
     
  14. koszta kid

    koszta kid Young Pine

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    I wish I kept my wringer washer and tubs. Fit right in with my garden theme. You got a find.
     
  15. Sjoerd

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    What a great find that was, Toni. It sort of reminds me of the galvanized tub that I used to bathe in when I stayed at my grandparents' farm.

    Do you have a pic of it showing how it is being used at this moment?
     

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