A WOMAN who wanted a quick and easy way to upgrade her bathroom decided to paint her shower, but trolls slammed the finished look.
Janelle Sherwick didn’t want to fork out to retile the entire bathroom, so a lick of paint seemed like the perfect solution.
Although she admitted on Instagram she does plan on completely retiling it all one day, she just wanted a “temporary solution” to spruce it up for now.
There was nothing majorly wrong with the old tiles, but Janelle wanted a brighter look than the stone coloured slabs were giving.
To start with, the DIY whizz scraped out all of the caulk and then went in with some etching cream.
Previously, she had used the same method to paint the tiles surrounding her bathtub, and was pretty impressed with how well it held up.
She said: “The tiles in our shower get a lot of direct water contact than the bathtub tiles, so I was more concerned this time about durability.”
Despite her concerns, after three coats of the paint the shower was looking pretty good.
The only problem was some of the paint was chilling around the edges.
Janelle thought it might be residue from the caulk, but she covered it as best as she could anyway.
And even though the fumes from the paint were so strong Janelle ended up using a mask and a large fan, she was overall impressed with the look.
Other DIY fans were impressed with the transformation too, one said: “I’ve used this product before and it’s held up great so far!”
A second commented: “It looks SO good! Definitely a great alternative!!”
Others weren’t sure painting it was the best idea though, “I personally would’ve left it alone, but it looks good.”
“The old tile was so nice, what was the point,” another agreed.