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?


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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

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??


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.


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


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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