Ask Curbly: TVs, Clawfoot Tubs, Cheap Organizing and Weird Beds

created at: 10/08/2010

If you’ve never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now’s the time to start. It’s a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.

I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):

xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?

I have always wanted a clawfoot tub, a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but I’ve never been able to find anyone who has actually turned their clawfoot tub into a couch.  I’ve done a little research and found out that you’re supposed to use a cut-off saw with a fiberous cutting blade, rather than a circular saw, to cut cast iron. Anyone done this before, or have any helpful tips about cutting cast iron tubs?

Cast iron clawfoot tub

metappana: Putting a flat screen tv in an armoire

I have an entertainment center armoire that had a large 37″ TV in it.  I now have a 32″ flat screen TV.  I want to keep the armoire.  How can I make the TV look good in the armoire and take up the space alloted for the TV?  right now the Tv looks so small in there.

KRartist: How do I organize my room cheap but still retro?

My room is a mess and I was looking for some ideas or inspiration. Thanksgiving break is coming soon, so I’ll be able to do something then. The mess is mainly clothing; I will take any ideas.

hapsand: Weird color bed. No idea what wall color to use.

I ordered this bedding in a violet color, but when it came it was this weird green baby blue color. Still looks nice on the bed but its not what I wanted. Anyways, my question is, what color should I paint the walls?

Weird color bed. What color should I paint the walls?