DIY Bathroom Soap Dispensers
A few elements make a bathroom pleasant: An absence of mold, a clean floor and clean tile, fixtures that are in good repair, plenty of light, and no bad smells. Then there are the little luxuries, which turn a decent bathroom into a place you want to marry: Fluffy white towels, a linen shower curtain, green plants, and quality toiletries in thoughtful dispensers.
Every bathroom sink needs soap next to the sink. That is for hygiene, my little dirty birdies, but you knew that already. Since the soap has to be there, you can elevate the experience by making a hot and happening DIY soap dispenser. I personally am very lazy, and therefore, next to my bathrooms sink I have placed the plastic dispenser that my store brand hand soap came in. I refill it from a giant jug of foaming hand soap refill that I store under the sink. But do as I say, not as I do.
DIY Mason jar soap dispenser: These are so popular that they are becoming cliches. However, since we are not hipsters (are we?), we don't need to disavow a good thing once it becomes mainstream. Mason jar soap dispensers are Mason jars with soap dispenser pumps embedded in their lids. While more enterprising DIY-ers are willing to drill the hole in the lid, those who can't be bothered buy prefabricated Mason jar soap dispenser lids from sellers on Etsy. Some folks customize their Ball jars by painting them, or adding bits of string or ribbon.
Liquor bottle soap dispenser: I've seen this done with vodka bottles and whiskey bottles. I am not sure, personally, if one of these puppies would complement the decor of anywhere but a bar or frat house. Yet normal people with decent taste seem to like them. Screw a liquid soap pump lid onto any clean screw-top liquor bottle.
Monogrammed Soap Bottle: I found this on The Idea Room. If you have an empty hand soap dispenser, just remove the label and add an overhead transparency with your monogram on it. It is beautiful, and an excellent way to repurpose an empty soap bottle. Another plus: since the dispenser is plastic, not glass, it's safer to use in a household with kids.
Updated August 13, 2018.
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