Monday, August 17, 2009

Recycled details

We all know that it's all about the details. So many of us make sure that even the details in our home lend themselves to the story of our rooms. I mean sometimes a detail is simple and easy so why not go ahead and do it. Right? One of my easy details in kitchens and baths is soap dispensers, but how many times has it happened that I go out and buy a cute soap dispenser, of course the plain plastic ones won't do, and the soap dispenser is broken during use? Or you decide to bite the bullet and spend $15 buck on the oil rubbed bronze, hammered metal number that would just look great in your sophisticated rustic bathroom only to have it corrode after a few weeks of use, I ask you? These little suckers are too expensive to have to replace them often. Then of course there's the fast that alot of them are cheesy and it hard to find one that goes in your room.

Well, here's my solution to spending a fortune on those little details, and it's a green solution too. I use glass bottles and pumps that I already have. The bottles may have previously been water bottles or lotion bottles. They could be from anything as long as they have threaded tops. Just pair the bottle with a pump top that you aren't using anymore. Again it could be from a lotion bottle or a body wash bottle. The trick is to find a pump that fits the bottle you have, and you need to make sure the tube that goes into the bottle is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle you are using. It's that simple, if you can find the pieces that fit together. You're recycling and you have a unique, elegant soap dispenser that you can taylor to your own design scheme.

Glass lotion bottle and water bottle that dispense soap in my kitchen.

I have not yet updated the new liquid foaming soaps, but if I could find the right bottle I would.

Thanks for visiting. Now head over to Twice Remembered to see what everyone else did for the Make Your Monday party.



  1. Great idea - and so polished looking - I will keep my eyes open !

  2. What a great idea! Your cobalt blue bottles are very pretty - thank you for sharing!

  3. What a fantastic idea...I'll be on the lookout for great bottles to use.

  4. Well how clever. I will have to give it a try.

    This is my first time to your blog. I hope you will come by for a visit and stay awhile.
    Its So Very Cheri
    I also have a party on Mondays called the Knock Off Knock Out go check out some amazing projects.

    Its So Very Cheri

  5. I love a good recycling idea! Those look great!



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