Rusty Shower Caddy Re-do {Salvaged Sunday}

by GettingFreedom on February 11, 2012

 

I’m SO excited to have opened up Salvaged Sunday as a linky!  I hope y’all don’t leave me lonely.  I want to see some other projects! :)

This week I {finally} gave my rusty ol’ shower caddy a new life.  We purchased this metal shower caddy about 5 years ago for $20.  I remember fighting with my frugal nature in coughing up that much for a stinking shower caddy, but I caved.  It was metal afterall, and should last forever.  Right?

Notsomuch.

A few years later I noticed it started to appear rusty in spots.  I would clean it up and it would come right back.

Then I forgot about it since it’s in our laundry room shower {which used to be our only shower until Project MAD} and I’m never in there anymore.  But, over the last couple of weeks we’ve been doing some final details in there–and I was quickly reminded of how icky it was!

I couldn’t leave it be this time! I took it outside, wiped it off and took some steel wool and sanded off all of the rust I could.

And gave it a fresh new coat of my beloved oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

 

I’m not sure which one I’m getting more life out of–my spray paint or my shower caddy! ;)

 

Now it’s your turn!  What so-called trash have you given a new life?



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Hiptobeme February 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I rescued some wood furniture some time ago and managed to scrape off the paint of the night table, but the six drawer dresser is a bigger project which may have to wait seeing as how I live in a condo…But, on the bright side, the green paint will protect the wood until I can get to it, right??
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Beth @ Aunt B's Kitchen February 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I really enjoy your blog and appreciate the good information you provide. I’ve linked my Tea Tin Mending Box here. Thanks for the opportunity to share it.

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Kate Blackwell October 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

Hey there. Our shower caddy could use a little help. OK, a lot of help in the rust department. Since the original post, how has the refabbed caddy held up in the shower?

Thanks, Kate

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GettingFreedom October 24, 2012 at 7:33 am

It’s actually holding up pretty good! It’s beginning to show wear where the soap bar is, but that’s about it.

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