Friday, April 8, 2011

add some soap

My parents came into town for General Conference last weekend, which was amazing to actually ATTEND. We went to the Saturday morning session and then my Dad, Zane and Tim went to the priesthood session. Anyway, my mom and I went thrifting while she was here, and I totally scored. I've been looking for a way to add some color into my front room and these little pretties are just the thing! I've primed them already, I just need to head to Home Depot to look for some spray paint. I haven't decided what color to do them. Right now I'm loving turquoise and yellow so stay tuned! 
So I've had this glass stand thing in my guest bathroom for a bit, and I painted it white. Well, I didn't prime it and it's been cracking for months now. So I thought I would spend some time and take the paint off and prime it and paint it again. Well, after I got ALL the paint off, I primed it, and just as I was getting ready to paint the final coat, I totally dropped it...outside...on the sidewalk. Oops, I was sad :( I've been collecting things to eventually make my guest bathroom all vintage-y and old and I just loved that piece. Oh well. Maybe by the time we have our own house again, I will find something better! Anyway, I needed to add something in there because it just looked empty, so I found a smaller mason jar. I loved the flat and the color of the lid it already had, so I kept them. Then I just used a nail punch and punched a hole in the flat until I could fit the pump in it. (I just used my pump from my cheap soap dispenser that I already had, but I know you can buy these at the craft store) Then I used Quick Grip glue, and glued the flat the the ring and then glued the pump to the flat. Then add your favorite soap!
I just love it so much! I'm going to make 2 more for my other bathrooms, and maybe one for my kitchen too! 
And here is my door hanger all finished, I really like the way it turned out! It's just an old picture frame that I embellished. I love it too!


Anonymous said...

GENIUS!! Love the soap dispenser idea -- what an easy, fantastic idea! We're looking for some simple home dec projects we can do in RS next month, and this is perfect!

Aaron & Carrie Warnick said...

You have amazing ideas! You are awesome!!! What are you doing this weekend with Tim gone? Your kiddos are getting so big! I love all your great ideas Anja. Thanks for sharing your secrets. :) Miss you girl.