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How Would You Use This Galvanized Tub Wash Stand?

Rustic galvanized tub wash stand

My ABSOLUTE Favorite Son and Daughter-in-law came for breakfast on Saturday and presented me with this fantastic old galvanized wash tub and stand. I was ecstatic! Absolutely love it… but can’t decide what to do with it.

Hoping I can get some really good suggestions on how to use this old double, galvanized, wash tub.

It’s in really good shape considering it’s age.

I can actually remember my Granny Sosebee using one almost identical to this.  She would heat her water in a big black cast iron pot over an open fire in the yard, and then pour the water into the tubs… one side had a rub board and a bar of lye soap for scrubbing the clothes.  The other side was for rinsing the clothes.

When the tubs were being used, the black hoses were hooked over the edge of the tub. When it was time to drain the tub, you just unhooked the hose and let it hang down into a bucket, that she would take and pour on the plants in the garden.

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The hoses hooked over the tub to keep the water from running out.

Just for the record… I have no intention of using the tubs like Granny did… but I would love to have some suggestions on what and how I COULD use it.

Let me know what you would recommend…

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. Put a wood top on them and use them as an island or chopping/block prep center in your kitchen. Use them as double sinks in rustic style bathroom. I’ll text you a photo of this one since I can post a photo here.

  2. Hi Cheryl! How about a fall arrangement, an ice and beverage container, a house plant or maybe even put light bulbs in them to make light fixtures. Or put some really cool antique or breakables in them and cover with a glass top for a table. Just some thoughts…

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