After my post of a few days ago on the plastic bottle island, this post seems, at best, a little anti-climatic but here it is anyway.
We have been looking for a decorative soap dispenser for our kitchen for a while now and haven't been successful at finding anything that matches. (Our kitchen is red and yellow which may be part of the problem, but we like it.) So the other day I decided to just go ahead and dress up the old plastic one that we were currently using.
The trick was to come up with something that would at least be water resistant.
I started with this:
We recently tiled our counter-top and back-splash. So I started with some of the small tiles and some contact paper that I had leftover.
For the silver edge I used the reverse side of a beer can.
I had some buttons and the metal letters leftover from other crafts projects and I glued it all together with E6000 glue.
On a completely other note.
I am sooooo ready for spring. We have had a few really nice days here lately but it is still February after all and we haven't really had all that much snow yet this year. I fear that there are a few more winter days ahead.
That hasn't stopped me from dreaming of spring and I have this crazy idea that I am going to have a beautiful yard and gardens this spring and summer.
Here is what I have to work with just so you understand the challenge.
This is the good side of the yard. :-)
I am dreaming of grass on this side of the yard. (But since I killed half of the grass in the front yard last summer my confidence is a little low.)
Now that you see the barron waste land that I have to work with you may find it particularly humorous that I have decided to try to grow some plants from seeds.
What else can one do with their spring fever energy in the middle of a Colorado February? Will have to keep you posted on my "brown thumb tails" as they progress. But I am hopeful to have a few sturdy little plants to put out in my dust-bowl yard come May.
In an effort to hide my elegant seedling containers I made these pretzel box window boxes.
Wish me luck.