Why repurchase your expensive shower caddy when you can easily restore it to new again! There’s an easy and inexpensive way to bring it back to life again and finally get rid of those rust and stain marks.
No matter how many times a week I scrubbed and scrubbed, the rust and soap scum stains would magically reappear on my shower caddy.
Even after three days, they would show up and turn all of my body scrubbers into a rusty mess along with it. Yuck! It was so frustrating and the thought of having to buy another one really made me even more frustrated!
That’s when I had a light-bulb moment and found an easy and inexpensive way to turn it back into that brand new shower caddy I once had. Spray paint! Yep – easy as can be. Check out exactly how I transformed my old shower caddy into a brand new sparkling clean one.
The best part is, you can choose any color you like. There are so many varieties of spray paint colors on the market, and it’s so much fun deciding which color you want. Plus, if you get tired of that color and need a change, it’s so easy and quick to do!
I love this style shower caddy because I have lots of shampoos and body soaps and this Spa Creations Three-Tier extra-wide caddy is perfectly sized to store all of my shower product addictions.
Here’ the mess I had to deal with on a weekly basis. No matter how hard I scrubbed, the rust would always return. Not to mention how many expensive Magic Erasers I went through in the process.
To get started with your shower caddy restoration, you will need to do the following:
- Purchase a can of spray paint of your liking. Preferably, get one that is rustproof.
- Clean your caddy well before spraying. I like using a Magic Eraser Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove all the rust and soap scum.
- Once your caddy is clean and dry, you can begin the painting process.
- Be sure to wear a face mask as well as goggles to protect your face.
- Begin by spraying about 4 inches away from the caddy – use long strokes. I used about 4 coats to ensure good coverage.
- Let the front dry well (you will notice it dries very fast!) then flip the caddy over, and do the same for the backside.
- I also removed all the plastic suction cups and sprayed them with bleach to brighten them up again.
- Hang back on your shower wall and done!
I like to spray paint outside if possible. Regardless if you do it indoors or outside, be sure to wear protective gear like a mask and goggles. I prep the area with an old towel or drop cloth first.
Be sure to get at least 3-4 good coats of paint, let dry, and spray the backside of the caddy.
Look at this beauty now! I chose gold – yep, call me crazy! I love gold paint, and I take any opportunity to use it. I love the contrast of the stainless with the gold.
Here’s the Krylon Brass Metallic Finish I used. I love this finish!
Now, my shower products have a new clean place to sit and look pretty!
And the best part is – no more rust! Now, my entire shower looks so clean and sparkly too!
I’m thrilled with the end results!
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I hope this inspired you to transform your old rusty shower caddy into a masterpiece too! Also, if you replace or add new shower doors, it’s a great way to show them off!
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