Lather, Rinse, Repeat

I know Friends has been over for years, but I still love it and watch the reruns.  When I sat down to write this post, I thought of Phoebe’s shower song and had a good laugh.  What do I have to share that would remind me of Friends?  A spiffy new set of soap pumps for the shower.  Remember Phoebe’s “Lather, Rinse, Repeat” song?

I started with two cheapie, $2.77 each, ceramic soap pumps from Wal Mart, a ceramic paint pen and an idea.  To limit guests searching through drawers or keeping ugly bottles out, I decided to make pretty pumps for shampoo and conditioner.

I made a template in Photoshop and printed several onto plain paper.  Then, taped over the bottle, placing my template over, to make a stencil.  It worked, looking like this:

Using the paint pen left over from these mugs, I filled in the exposed area and removed the tape.  Unfortunately, the ink didn’t blend well, so I nixed the filled in look.  I had hoped for something similar to Target’s line.

So, I thought of another way to make a pretty design.  Dots were the answer.  So, I carefully drew an S on one pump and a C on the other.

They letters are far from perfect, but our guests now know what they’re using.

Of course, if you want to do this at home, you could easily print off a letter to use as a template.  I used the Engravers MT font.  And, the ceramic fared just fine in the oven.  Just remove the pump part.

Don’t the new pumps look nice in the shower?

I’m considering making one for my face scrub.  But, these could look and work great for lotion in a bathroom, in the kitchen, you know, where ever a pump is necessary.  Or, mark salt and pepper shakers.  Pretty designs would look excellent and add a custom touch.

Want to make a set of your own?  Do you have a favorite bath set?  Have you used the porcelain pens?  If so, what did you make?  Do you use any Friends phrases?  My friend and I recently moved a piece of furniture and I yelled, “Pivvvvvvaaaaaat!  Pivvvvvaaaaaaat!”  We both started cracking up.

P.S.  We added a new tab including quick links to projects.  We’ll add this project soon, but check out the page for inspiration and projects to do this weekend.

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10 thoughts on “Lather, Rinse, Repeat

  1. Seriously, the “pivvvvaaaaaat” Friends is one of my favorites ever. Cracks me up every time. 🙂 I’m stopping by from IHeart Organizing, and I love this fun idea!

  2. My sister and I can have an entire conversation with nothing but quotes from Friends – and the conversation isn’t about Friends but about our life.

    At least our husbands don’t know when we are talking about them.

  3. These are awesome! I use my kids’ bathroom as the guest bath and usually stow random shampo and conditioner in the drawers. This would be a great addition to the closet where I keep the guest towels and when I lay them on the bed, I can include these in the ‘welcome basket’ or my close family can help themselves. I love it! (and a huge thank you for the pinterest invite. I didn’t realize it was an invite from another member I needed; I thought it was a waiting list like revelry)

    1. Thank you for the compliments, ladies. This was a super easy project, so you should definitely give it a try.

      SallyHP, Great idea! And, you’re welcome for the invite. You can either wait on the waiting list, or if you know someone with a Pinterest account, they can invite you. Just thought I’d help you out. 🙂

  4. These are adorable! I love the idea of not having shampoo bottles all over the place. In our bathroom, I have a canister for q-tips and cotton balls because I hate looking at their boxes. I may have to follow suit with the shampoo/conditioner!

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