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Before Bathtub Rust-Oleum Review

Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit Review

Before and After Tile Rust-Oleum bathroom remodel

Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refreshing Kit Review: There is something to be said about the gratification that comes along with DIY projects. A year ago my family moved into my grandparents home built in the early 60’s. We are slowly but surely working on remodeling each room. So far the bathroom remodel has been the most rewarding.

Before Bathtub

I will be working on a full remodel story but for now I want to show you my biggest money saving find. Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refreshing Kit was so much more than I expected it to be. You know how much an new tub and shower inclosure can cost! We are all about giving the less expensive route a try first before we spend a bunch a money. You can get this product at Home Depot for $25.97.

Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Refinishing Kit

Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile acts and looks like porcelain and ceramic. You can apply it to ceramic, porcelain or fiberglass. It’s so easy! You MUST wear a mask unless you want to act goofy for a couple hours. My friend Jenni and I had some great laughs while doing this project.

The tile looks brand new. I can’t tell you how much I loved doing this product. This is not a paid ad, we paid for it and would recommend it to all. It’s fast-drying, indoor durable and corrosion-resistant.

After Rust-Oleum

Included at the bottom of this is Rust-Oleum’s Youtube video on how to use this product. I should note we did everything they instructed us to do on the back of the box. There is some cleaning prep before you start, make sure you do that to get the best results. It is important to do 2 coats in order to get a beautiful new finish.

If you decided to give this product a try we would love you to post a before and after picture on our Facebook page.


Ikea Spice Rack Hack

IKEA Spice Rack Hack WTI

IKEA Spice Rack Hack: We love a good organizing project. So, when my sister called to tell me she was converting an IKEA Spice Rack into a bathroom organizer, I told her to take pictures.

Seems pretty cheap and easy! You can purchase the BEKVAM Spice Rack at IKEA for $3.99. It is solid wood so you can sand it and paint or stain it any color you desire. (Depth: 3 7/8 ” Height: 3 1/2 ” Width: 15 3/4 “.)

Lisa wanted to be rid of the clutter of products on her bathroom sink and this turned out to be a great solution. The spice rack took only a few minutes to assemble.  She applied spray paint and hung the racks when they were dry. Seriously, it was that simple.


Thanks to my creative sister for sharing her IKEA hack with us.  We like that idea so much we’re going to take on this quick and easy project too!

Do you have an IKEA hack you think we should try? Leave us a comment below and we will check it out.

Cabinet diy

DIY Cabinet Paint Project

DIY cabinet paint project: This hamper/cabinet may not have been old enough or used enough to warrant a makeover, but it was free so we thought we would give it a new look.

DIY Craft Project

The plan was to slap on some new paint and switch out the knobs to give it a fun look for my daughters bedroom. There was only one problem… it’s not wood and painting over a non-wood surface can be a challenge.

Paint project

We used Dutch Boy Paints and paint tape. It took 3 coats for a good cover.

Painting project

We switched out the wood knobs for silver square knobs that we picked up at our local Walmart store.

Painting hamper

If you are painting a non-wood item, I would recommend taking off the tape before it dries or you will pull up the paint.

WTI Project

My daughter loves it and it matches her room perfectly. There is always a feeling of satisfaction in DIY projects.

DIY bedroom

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DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar

DIY Chalkboard Wall Calendar: I have always loved looking at the chalkboard art and wall calendars on Pinterest and finally decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did!

DIY Chalkboard Tools

Tools and Products:



Painters tape small and big roll

Black chalkboard paint (we used Glidden Disney Chalkboard Paint)

Throw away paint pan

3/8 paintbrush roller

First step is to decided how big you want to make your calendar, we decided on 4 ft by 4ft.  Then you must measure it out… make sure you have 7 days. I posted the pic above to show you that I made a mistake and had 8 days. With a little reworking and taking off a row of tape, it all worked out. I forgot to take a photo of the actual calendar before I started painting.

Chalkboard lines

Once you have your tape ready and your lines counted out several times you can start painting. I did 3 coats, each coat I painted in a different direction to make sure it covered nicely. I waited 3 hours in-between each coat.


Once I completed the last coat I removed my painters tape. Sometimes if you leave the tape on until it is completely dry you pull up the paint with the tape.

We waited 2 full days to draw on it just to make sure it was completely dry. We decided to use chalkboard markers that we found at Michael’s and Walmart.

Chalkboard art

Once we figured out the measuring, this project was really easy and fun! We would highly recommend try it out.

Chalkboard Wall Calendar WeveTriedIt.com

If you have done any chalkboard painting in your home and have other tips for our readers, please leave a comment below.

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DIY Chalkboard