I fell in love with this picture when I saw it in Country Living magazine!
My first thought was how cute that would be in my guest house because I have decorated with more of a cottage feel over there.
But when I was doing my laundry/mudroom makeover, I realized that the mudroom sink would a great place for this unique soap dispenser.
I already had a blue mason jar that I had purchased at an antique mall for $4.00.
So all I did was poke a hole in the zinc lid using a small screw driver and hammer.
I placed the lid on top of two pieces of wood…
And then I hammered away…(gently)…
Once the hole was made, I just used the screw driver to pry it open to the size I needed by moving it around in a circle. The zinc was very bendable.
(FYI: There was a plastic lining inside the zinc lid that cracked and broke when I hammered the screwdriver in. But I just took it out and threw it away. It was not needed to be used as a soap dispenser.)
Next, I just took a plastic dispenser from a soap bottle I already had, and inserted it into the hole I created. I used a little bit of glue from my hot glue gun to hold it in place.
(I was wanting a silver dispenser, but couldn’t find one in the stores I was looking in before I completed this makeover. If I find one, I may replace the clear/white one.)
If the “straw” on the dispenser is too long, you may have to cut it to fit into the jar. Mine was exactly the right size, so I didn’t have to.
So simple, yet so cute!!!
I love the touch of color it adds to my laundry room!
Let me know if you try this project.
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