10 clever ways to recycle an old bathtub

Are you remodeling your bathroom? Planning on replacing your old bathtub? Don't throw it away! There are many amazing ways you can upcycle it instead. Turn that gross tub into a beautiful statement piece.
Below is a list of popular DIY ideas to give your bathtub a new purpose in your home. The tub can be used as a planter, outdoor furniture, indoor furniture and many other transformations.
1. Turn it into a planter in your garden
Are you a gardener? This is a remarkable idea if you want to cultivate all your plants in one section. Think of your old bathtub as a huge flowerpot. If you're looking for the tub to really stand out, paint it a bright color.
2. Transform it into an outdoor sofa
Who knew you could turn your old bathtub into an outdoor sofa, right? This project is made using a cast iron bathtub and cutting a section out. Add flair by topping it off with your favorite throw pillows.
3. Transform it into a chaise lounge
Your old bathtub can have a new use in a room besides your bathroom. All you need to do now is grab a good book, a cup of tea, stretch out your legs, and get cozy!
4. Turn it into a couch
Another recycling idea for your old bathtub is to turn it into a comfortable couch. This stylish and unique look is perfect for your home.
5. Upcycle it into a chair
Turn your old tub into two eye-catching chairs. All you need is some wood for the chair frames, and you're good to go!
6. Transform it into a coffee table and planter
Have you ever heard of a coffee table and a planter in one? We haven't either, until now. This lovely decor is ideal for your patio. Simply put your bathtub in your preferred location, add some soil and plants, and a wooden slab for the tabletop.
7. Turn it into an outdoor pond
Beautify your garden by adding an outdoor pond repurposed from your old bathtub. It adds an extra touch of serenity and peacefulness.
8. Turn it into an ice chest
Having a special event? Use your old bathtub as an ice chest to keep all your drinks cold. No need to get multiple ice boxes — you now have this giant bathtub of a cooler.
9. Transform it into a bench
Here's another piece of outdoor furniture you can make from your old tub. All you need are some wood planks, screws and tools to create this stunning project.
10. Use it as a drink holder
Transform your old bathtub into a drink holder for festive events like parties, weddings or other large gatherings.