This blog post is sponsored by Vintage Tub & Bath.
I know what you’re thinking.
“Wow. That is a gorgeous tub. And you will *never* have time to use it.”
Wrong. I routinely shirk all adult responsibilities and silently retreat to the bathtub. Come to think of it, shirking responsibilities may actually be one of my spiritual gifts. Jake can vouch for this.
During the building process I found bathtub shopping to be slightly daunting. First, there were the kids’ alcove tubs that seemed to take 236 years to procure something modern yet affordable. By the time I got around to researching our freestanding tub for the primary bathroom, I was emotionally spent.
OK. That was dramatic. I’ll rephrase: I was eager to find a tub that would match our more contemporary style without killing my plumbing fixtures budget. The toilets had already done that (I’m looking at you, Toto).
As with many of my amazing finds, a Facebook ad first lead me to Vintage Tub & Bath. I was ecstatic to see a massive selection of bathtubs that a) fit virtually any price point and b) had a variety of different drain and overflow finishes to choose from. It may sound weird, but many of the tubs I contemplated purchasing prior to this had maybe one or two finish options max. “Oh – is your bathroom hardware *not* entirely satin nickel? That’s unfortunate.” At one point I considered turning the tub to hide the overflow and drain since I was striking out looking for the ever elusive matte black. But then came Vintage Tub & Bath. (Cue angelic interlude).
I was drawn specifically to the Zinna, primarily thanks to its’ lovely matte white finish. Many of our home design choices have included matte finishes, specifically the kitchen countertops as well as a handful of the bathroom countertops and various metalwork both inside and out. With two different length options we had the ultimate flexibility in determining which was best for our space. In the end I went with the 67″ Zinna with a matte black drain finish.
(And yes, I know in the design world we mix finishes. I threw in some brushed gold in the primary bathroom for contrast, but you’ll never be able to convert me when it comes to putting 16 different finishes in a single room. Fight me.)
Our tub came wrapped impeccably and without so much as a single scratch. Honestly, I was a bit shocked as freight shipping can be wild. Installation was a breeze, thanks in part to our stellar contractors. And the Zinna looks right at home in our wet room. The primary bathroom has easily become my favorite place in the house.
…and yes – I most certainly find the time to use *this* tub!