Every time I see the word "nekked", I think of my dear, funny friend, Shelia.
Have you met her yet?
Well, you should! I've known her for what seems like forever, and she's one of the sweetest ladies in Blogland :)
Anyway, that's not why we're here today.
This is about my nekked kitchen.
My counters to be more specific.
Why is it nekked?
Because of this dirty grout.
Well, I tried everything to get it white again, but nothing worked.
One day I came across this post and decided to take action.
Now, don't be going over there and saying "rue sent me", because I've never left so much as a peep on her blog and she'll think you're crazy.
Or I'm crazy.
Either way, she has no idea who the heck I am.
I think I left Blogland when she started.
I applied the Tile Guard with an old crafting paint brush.
I have a ton of these, because I used to paint birdhouses (you can see one at the bottom of this post), so it didn't matter that I had to throw it out later.
This is what they looked like for 3 hours.
I know the bottle says 4 hours, but I couldn't deal with the mess in my kitchen for that long and besides, I needed to cook dinner.
Just looking at those pictures drives me crazy.
The counters turned out fine though.
I just cleaned it off with a wet sponge and viola!
All bright and shiny.
Oops! I forgot to put back the dish towels.
There, that's better...
About thirty minutes later it looked like this:
At least I have a picture of it clean ;)
For the full tutorial go to the post I mentioned earlier, and you can also read about her update here.
By the way, if you've seen my blog get kind of wonky lately, it's because I'm having my sweet friend Brenda work on a better look.
It should be over soon :)