Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{31 Days to a Functional Kitchen} Day 5: Stylish Soap Dispensers

Yesterday I shared my fancy little hideaway for my nasty looking sponges and brushes.  Today, I want to remind you that there is no reason for your counter to feature an ugly plastic, promise covered bottle of dish soap.  No way!  We may be up to our elbows in dirty dishes, but there is no reason we can't be doing our dishes in style.

I personally have used a bottle from a vinegar and oil set that I picked up on clearance about 8 years ago.  I fell in love with it because it matches our dishes.  I simply added a bottle pour spout that can be found in the kitchen gadget aisle at most stores for around $1 a piece.

When researching this idea of a stylish disguise for dish soap, I was amazed at the creativity some have used to find unique vessels for this kitchen necessity.  Here are a few of the ideas that I found on Pinterest...

Personalization, Vinyl, Spray Paint,
     1.  Custom Stickers on a store bought dispenser from Design Mom    
     2.  Spray Paint & Monogram transform this soap bottle from House of Hepworths
     3.  Vinyl Design for any occasion, theme or holiday from Every Creative Endeavor
     4.  Etched Glass from Aloha Second

Recycled Glass with a drink spout
     1.  Wine bottle from Working House Wife, Mom
     2.  Decorated bottle from Creative Jewish Mom
     3.  Old or unique soda/beer bottles from The Kitchn

Whimsical and fun!
     1.  1950s Apron from Hostess {with the Mostess}
     2.  Soap/Lotion dispensers from the bathroom accessories aisle from Urban Outfitters
     3.  DIY Mason Jar soap dispenser from Blissfully Content

We don't have to settle for a manufacturers idea of style.  Nor do we
need to proudly display our brand allegiance on our kitchen
counter.  Repackaging is a great way to bring your style and
aesthetic to the most mundane tasks.

Assignment: Find a fun new way to display your dish soap.
Who knows, you may actually enjoy doing dishes after dinner.

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