Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thinking outside the box for home accessories

Who says that just because an item is meant to be for one thing, that it can't be used for another?

This carafe and glass set I found at Goodwill for $3.99. A couple rounds through the dishwasher (yes, two. You can roll your eyes at me if you want.) and it went into my bathroom and now holds my mouthwash.

Before I put the original bottle in the recycling I filled the cap to the marked line, then poured it into the glass so I'd always know how much I needed.

I find myself much more apt to remember to use mouthwash when it's in something so pretty!

Yes my bathroom counter is bright yellow. It helps wake me up in the morning, haha.


This little footed sundae bowl, which I bought at a local shop for $1.00, now holds bath confetti.

I love the little detail on the base.

This florist planter I already had once held cut flowers and now holds my mass quantity of magazines I can't seem to get rid of yet. The container is huge and the color (more mottled green than it looks in the photo) and rustic look go great with my other decor.


So bring a little spice to the ordinary and see what you can make work for you.

10 comments:

considerthelillies said...

love the re purposing! great ideas!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Just so pretty all around, the mouthwash sparkles in that lovely new home. I am always on the lookout for vintage I can repurpose- my bathroom is a bit full...
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love finding something I like and then figuring out how to use it! Very good ideas! I love the planter! I have a lot of metal accessories!

Brittany said...

Adorable mouth wash carafe!

Virginia said...

I have my mouthwash in one of these, too! I also have one that I use for my liquid laundry deteregent. (Just don't use the cup to pour the detergent...keep the little top for that or you will have a big messy mess!)

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Mouthwash is all pretty now! I LOVE the REuse of the planter!!!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Love the mouthwash carafe. I just bought a carafe for a Christmas present at Crate and Barrel. I might have to go back and get myself one. What an awesome idea!

Maggi said...

wowowowowowow, I LOVE the idea of using one of those pretty carafes for mouthwash! I'll have to remember to look for a set when I'm thrifting about!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Great repurposing!

2sisters said...

The carafe is beautiful. I would have run it through the dishwasher at least that many times, I'm just like that. Linked here from frugal friday.