Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cheap and Chic-Bar Soap

My man brought home some no-frills, seriously organic "pure and gentle, soap the other a whole box of it! A years, supply, in fact. We actually, up to this point, haven't even used bar soap in our house aside from the occasional travel size pilfered from a hotel.

I love the idea of organic, pure...well, anything, but this soap wasn't very pretty at all! And it comes in an ugly plastic case. Dustin went around the house putting the soap by every sink, still in the packaging. Since we moved into our house only a year ago, I'm working hard at removing any "new" feeling from our space and give it a lived in, layered and creative environment. Well, the placement of the soap looked super generic.

While I was at Anthropologie today picking out iron hooks to mount on our wall in SLEEVELESS's new retail space, I grabbed a couple soap dishes. One is small and wouldn't hold this huge bar of soap and the other was the perfect size. I went home and sliced my soap into little slivers intended for one time use.

I put them in the small dish and into the guest bath they went....

I put the other bar of soap by the sink...but I think I will slice this bar up as well because it just looks so much prettier!

So, I thought I'd share a relatively inexpensive way to take a boring bar of soap and style it pretty. Do you have any ideas to warm up our house by using thrifted items, old, colored bottles, herbs...etc. etc. I would love to hear more ideas!

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