Pinterest saved my tub!

What you are about to see may be alarming. It is NOT for the faint of heart. It is *gasp* my tub! When we moved in to our new house 7 years ago this tub was the bain of my existence. I am a bubble bath taker. I take one most nights before bed. I relax, decompress and read. For 7 years I have been grossed out by my tub. For seven years I have tried every cleaner ever made. I have used bleach, comet, toothpaste, that “incredible magic” mixture that is on pinterest (btw – this didn’t even make a bit of a change, and all I smelled was vinegar for a week).  Everything! Spray, foam, gel, powder. I really should have kept track of all the money I spent on all of these products. Glad I didn’t.

So, 2 weeks ago I told Kevin I wanted to go to Home Depot and pick up that paint that paints over the tub. He said we should wait until spring when we could open the windows. I couldn’t wait. I went to Pinterest and started looking around more. And this is what I found:

Pinterest Tub Cleaner (I am sorry, but the picture for this won’t cooperate and show up for me, so just trust me when I tell you, it is a picture of a nasty before and a pretty after of a tub)

This pinner suggested the Magic Eraser! So, desperate, and determined to not spend any money (so that I can continue with my No-Spend Challenge) I went off to the kitchen and checked under the sink… SCORE! I had a box of magic sponges! Immediately I went to my bathroom and started scrubbing with the damp Magic Eraser.

Not even 10 minutes later I had finished half – a “before and after” for you so you could see a real life, non-staged, result:


Half done!

Half done!

WOOOHOOOOO! And the choir of angels sang! A clean tub was within my reach. But then tragedy struck… my camera battery died! So, being the devoted blogger I am, I had to stop here. My youngest came home from school and asked “Mom, why is the tub half clean?”

Yup. This is what happens when your Mama is a blogger! 🙂

The moral of this story? After spending hours and hours and hours bent over, scrubbing, cramping my arms and hands… Mr. Clean was the best man for the job. And now? I don’t have to go and spend a ton of money on paint to paint my tub (although once it gets warmer, I am TOTALLY painting this old and outdated tile)!

Now, I am off to get my knit on. I will be knitting at The Monarch’s Game this evening. It is Pink in The Rink – Our local hockey teams’ breast cancer awareness game. I will post pics tomorrow.


***If you decide to try the Magic Eraser on your tub, I would love to hear how it worked for you****


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. andresue
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 08:39:38

    Wow. I’m going to try that. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂


  2. dhoik
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 22:36:43



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