Spring Cleaning is my favorite holiday and yes, it is totally a holiday. What better way to celebrate the world coming anew than to make your home fresh and new? Now I know it’s not always within your budget to entirely makeover your whole house, but even adding a few new touches can freshen up your space and make you feel refreshed and ready for spring! Today I’m going to show you a quick DIY I did to help make my teeny tiny college apartment kitchen feel a little more classy. I have really hated the way a bottle of dish soap looks sitting on the sink, I use to keep it under the sink but that just made it more inconvenient when you’re doing dishes more than once a day. So, out of that frustration this lil’ soap dispenser was born!
Glass Paint or Acrylic Paint (in color(s) of your choice)
Olive Oil Dispenser (you can pick this up at most craft stores)
I picked up my oil dispenser from Hobby Lobby and found this beautiful paint color and snatched it right up. The best part about this DIY (and most DIYs I do) is that it’s completely versatile. So if you want a bigger oil dispenser, go for it. If you want to use 10,000 paint colors, do it. The world is your oyster, or whatever they say.
Next, tape the spots on your dispenser that you want to stay clear, or just use tape to help you keep even lines while you paint.
Most importantly, press the tape down firmly. If you don’t you might get paint under the tape without realizing and that’s a total bummer.
Then give it a couple of coats of paint. I did about 3, but you can do more depending on what you like. I like that sort of opaque look, so I didn’t do too many coats.
After letting it dry for 25ish minutes, pull the tape off carefully. If your paint does happen to pull up, press it back down gently with your finger or the back of your paintbrush. You can then go back and touch up any spots or weird lines. I finish it off by spraying it with Mod Podge and letting that dry according to the directions. After that you can pour your soap of choice in and bask in the beauty of your new soap dispenser!