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10 Ways To Upcycle An Old Bathtub

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old bathtub into backyard garden

Remodeling? If you have to rip out your old bathtub—or just come into the possession of an old bathtub by other means (you never know)—then what? Recycle? Craigslist? Landfill? Sure … or you could try one of these creative ways people have found to repurpose and reuse their old tubs. .

1. Make a tub sofa. Via Flavour Design


Here's another cool tub sofa example on Pinterest.

2. Along those same lines is this bath chair found at Tree Hugger.


3. Grow greens! Check out this backyard bathtub salad garden, via Healthy Holistic Living.

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4. Turn your tub into a flowerbed, a la this one from The Lovely Plants.

creative bathtub-garden

5. Try a tub water garden, like this one from Midwest Living. The wire grate can be pulled over the tub at night to keep animals away.

tub water garden

6. The oldest trick in the old bathtub book: Use it to hold your booze (via M Gardens).

old bathtub booze

7. Get musical. Via Daily Tubber.


8. Bathtub rocker! You'll be the belle of the front porch ball {via Furnish Burnish}.

recycled bathrub rocker

9. A combo coffee table and planter in an old tub can really tie the porch together {via garagesalegal}.

coffee table planter in old bathtub

10.  Rub a dub dub, a book nook in a tub.

tub book nook