Monday, May 16, 2011

Madge says you are soaking in it...

otherwise known as "cute-ifying" the kitchen sink area.

I have a dislike of having ugly bottles of dish soap sitting around the sink (don't even get me started on the topic of sponges!)  Ultimately, my goal is to use up the large stockpile of dish liquid I have and switch to homemade liquid dish soap.  Until that the whole I've got to actually make some liquid soap thing, we are using up what is there.  But, I still don't like the bottles, may have already said that, in case you missed it...I don't like the plastic bottles.

A couple of months ago one of my boys was traipsing around the woods, poking around, digging, and generally being a boy.  He dug up a very old Dr. Pepper bottle that nature had turned into a terrarium.  He brought it back to the house because that's what boys do, plus it was pretty cool.  I soaked it and shook it out, rinsed and repeated multiple times.  Finally it came clean after the final deep cleaning with some rice thrown in the soapy water to agitate and scrub the inside.

Then, like a bolt of lightning, it hit me...ooooohhhh, this would make the perfect dish liquid dispenser. 

Are you ready to learn how? 

My process was quite involved.  

First, you have to wait until your planned trip to Cincinnati to go to Findlay Market, Ikea, and Jungle Jim's.  After you load your cooler to the brim with lovely things from the market, you have to go to Jungle Jim's where you get cheese you can't live without and buy a bottle of wine you pick simply because you like the name, then you wander to the back and pick up a vinegar bottle spout.

Then, with the oh-so-cool old soda bottle from which you have lovingly cleaned the dirt, moss, bugs, and other things better not mentioned...

Fill 'er to the top with the soap, stuff in the spout and TA DA!!! Way cuter than a stinkin' plastic bottle!

Now, just don't get confused when you get up in the night to get a drink and think it IS a bottle of soda!


  1. Dina, that turned out GREAT! Outstanding! And I love the bottle too, nice vintage one! :)

  2. I love it and I think the color makes it look like grape soda.

  3. I have been wanting to do something different for a long I know...and I have a mountain (okay.....boxes) of old jars from when my boys were little and scavenging at my brothers house in the country.....



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