Hey friends! Have you ever heard the saying bad things come in threes? As fate would have it, we exceeded that amount in bad luck this week. After getting a flat tire, finding myself locked out of the house, doctoring a toddler who has struggled with a fever since Wednesday, and our dog Lola injuring her leg, I’m hoping we have reached the end of the drama. But since I’m blessed to have a car, own a house, and have the time home from work now to snuggle with my “children”, I’d say that’s hardly anything to complain about. 😉
During Olivia’s very sporadic naptimes yesterday, I managed to whip up a cute little rustic soap dispenser for our kitchen sink.
We have had the same soap dispenser in our kitchen since Christmas! Okay, it doesn’t really look like a Christmas soap dispenser, but the name of the soap on the label is Hollyberry, and even though it was miniscule it kind of bothered me. So I decided to twist off the top to use on my own.
I really already did a project similar to this when I made our Mason Jar Vanity Light for our powder room. I didn’t use any power tools. All it took was a hammer and nail to make the hole in the jar lid.
I made multiple holes with the nail, and then bent the metal to widen the hole using a screwdriver.
I thought about leaving the jar as it was but then decided I’d have some fun with my chalk paint I discovered in my Distressed Frame project. I used the same method from that tutorial, so if you want to know how I did this one, just click the link.
I spray painted the jar lid and dispenser pump with Rustoleum Paint + Primer Oil Rubbed Bronze. And once it had dried for at least 24 hours, I applied Amazing Goop to the bottom of the cap on the pump to attach it to the jar lid.
Just for something fun, I happened to have some twine and a small craft chalkboard, so I cut the length I needed to go around the jar lid and hot glued the length of the twine to the miniature chalkboard.
All done! And no more Christmas soap dispenser, thank goodness.
I think the mason jar projects are going to stop for a while, as Robert and I are really getting motivated to tackle the big items on our to-do list. The more we do in our house, the more excited we get to keep going! I love it! Last night, we started hanging up our gallery wall and it looks AMAZING! I am making some finishing touches today, and I hope to be able to share it with y’all Monday.
Until then, have a great weekend!
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