Saturday, May 4, 2013

Decluttering and DIY's

I began 'decluttering' my kitchen this week.  It was lined with the typical appliances...toaster, coffee maker, blender, as well as, my large grape canisters.  But this week, I cleared it out!  I got in and scrubbed the back splash and the counters and then put things away.  Those grape canisters are replaced with smaller clear canisters I found while thrifting at the Salvation Army.  I put the toaster oven and blender away to clear the counters.  It feels good to have a clean kitchen.  
My husband started working on our master bathroom.  We are only doing a few cosmetic changes in there, so it shouldn't take too long to complete.  

My DIY this week comes from another Pinterest idea. I want to have a more farmhouse country feel in my kitchen so I am going to incorporate Mason and Ball jars into our home.

    I took an empty Mason jar and converted it into a soap dispenser.  The pump I used was from an empty lotion bottle.  After cleaning the pump, my husband punched a hole into the lid of the jar and glued the pump into the lid with hot glue. (He was sneaky and worked on my project last night before I got a chance to get to it!   He did a good job on it.)  Though I was looking forward to finishing this project today, I am thankful that my husband got it done for me.  
and after

This was a simple project that really took very little time.  Tell me what you think.

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  1. I love it! I've been meaning to do this, too! I love how the mason jars look as soap dispensers! How sweet of your husband to help you out!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  2. So cute! Love it! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof