We’ve watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s many times and never noticed the very makeshift decor of Holly Golightly’s apartment: the crate coffee table…luggage storage bins…and…the wonderful clawfoot tub sofa. THAT set us on the hunt…
Clawfoot tub sofas are a trend we somehow missed. You can make one yourself (with another person; these tubs are HEAVY) OR buy them.
There’s a terrific Instructable DIY Clawfoot Bathtub Couch here, that covers every step in detail from evaluating a vintage tub, to cutting through cast iron to finishing it.
We love the empowering “Lesson learned” messages embedded in the very long process. Our favorite:
Don’t sweat cutting cast iron – it can be done!
Don’t want to deal with it? You can buy or have one custom-made at Etsy.
Tub sofas look remarkably comfortable…but then Golightly is definitely chill.