Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mason Jar Bathroom Organizer

If you have been reading my blog for any time at all, you will know that I am just starting to wrap up my master bathroom redo!

It's ALMOST done... 1 more small project and I am DONE!

This particular part of the Master Bath (there are 3 rooms...dumb, I know) has only a small sink/vanity, so counter space is a little valuable.  I have seen a few different mason jar projects out there, so I figured I would combine it all into one project and save some counter space.

And this does stick with my free-to-me month :o)  

   

I rolled with 2 different ideas here. Have you seen Not Just a Housewife's Mason Jar Wall Planter?


and the many Mason Jar Soap dispensers out there.


Yeah, see the similarities?

I started with a scrap piece of wood and 3 metal pipe clamps (I think these things are about a buck.)

I undid the ring and placed the pipe clamp where I wanted it to go (I started with the middle one in the center because that was easiest) and used a metal drill bit to put a small hole through the clamp. 


Then using a 3/4 inch wood screw, I screwed the pipe clamp to the wood.



Repeat the process with all 3 pipe clamps.



Now to the mason jars... 2 of them remained untouched.


For the 3rd one, I used the same metal drill bit that I used to drill through the pipe clamps.  I created a bunch of tiny holes in a circle that was the width as the inner ring of my soap dispenser pump.  (The pump came from an old rusty soap dispenser that I wasn't using anymore)  Once I had all the holes drilled, I was able to very easily knock through it with a screwdriver until my pump fit nicely inside.  As you can see, it's not a perfectly clean job... but you can't see this anyway!


I screwed the board into drywall anchors on the wall (if you can find studs it would be even better!) I left the screws visible because I liked the look of it.  The silver just adds a little flair to the otherwise white space.


I hung it just to the right of the sink so that everything is easy to access. 


The soap dispenser is my favorite part.




This was a very practical solution for us that even turned out to be cute!

I'm on the lookout for some vintage mason jars to clamp in here instead, I think they would look even more fabulous. The beauty of the pipe clamps is that they are really easy to change out!

I think I need another one of these for the guest bathroom with 2 pumps.  One with soap and one with lotion :o)

UPDATE:  If you would like to see the completed master bathroom... you can find that Here!

Hope you had a fabulous Halloween yesterday!  B.I.G. things to share in the next few days (my orange minibar is gone!!)



-Katie

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29 comments:

  1. LOVE Mason Jars & LOVE this project! You did a great job--thanks for sharing....saw this on the Home Stories A to Z link up!

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  2. love this idea! I saw you on Too Cute Tuesdays and had to check it out. Im over at http://inthiscrazylife-bethany.blogspot.com/ stop by sometime!

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  3. Great idea!

    Became a follower to keep up on your other great ideas!!!

    If you get a chance sometime, you'll have to stop by my blog.


    Melissa
    redlycreations.blospot.com

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  4. I love this! What great ideas for Mason jars. Vintage mason jars would be cool, but your look great too. I am a new follower from Project Queen. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  5. Very creative! I love how natural this feels!

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  6. Congratulations! I gave you a Liebster Award today. See it here at: http://blog.familybringsjoy.com/2011/11/01/love-for-the-up-coming-blogs-liebster-awards/

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  7. I'm a little nervous about a liquid (soap) being above the electrical outlet...

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  8. You are so clever! I love the way this turned out! You've reminded me that I wanted a mason jar soap dispenser.
    If you have a chance stop by my blog. I'm hosting a $250 giveaway! :)

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  9. That isn't really a concern for me because these particular outlets are usually covered with child safe protectors, but it can always be mounted in a different location or the soap can be moved to one of the other pipe clamps if it concerns you.

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  10. This is so cute! I love it! I love the color in your bathroom!

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  11. I love mason jars --- such a clever use for them!

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  12. Hi, Katie! I love your mason jar organizer. I could use jars to decorate every room in my house! Today, I awarded you with the Liebster Award on my blog. Please check it out at thebellanest.blogspot.com! Keep up the good work!

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  13. Katie! I absolutley loved this idea!! I have oodles of mason jars and am loving the whole bathroom decor. Your tutorial was perfect. BTW, found your site through 733's linky up and am so glad to be here. You have some excellent projects - I will be back. Come visit me anytime - Robin @
    http://robinlynnsroad.blogspot.com/2011/11/simply-beautiful.html ... and you have a new follower!

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  14. Thanks for sharing this. I have a vase I want to hang on the wall and now I know how to do it thanks to this tutorial. I would love it if you could share this over at my linky party

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday.html

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  15. Cute, PLUS+ endless possibilities on how to fill it up? Wonderful =)

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  16. They look fabulous! you make the set up look so easy too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. How cute!!! What a great idea to keep the counter uncluttered. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. i have something very similar on one of my pin boards--got to get those kids' toothbrushes off the counter! :)

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  19. Terrific idea!! Looks great too. Everything looks wonderful, beautifully done. I have joined your followers list as well as Pinterest, and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  20. What great ideas for Mason jars. Vintage mason jars would be cool, but your work great too. I am a new follower from Project Queen. And enjoyed lot.

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  21. I have been looking for an organization idea for my son and is room mates~ this is a great idea. thank you!!

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  22. Love it! What a fun idea! This would be great in my kids playroom!

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  23. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  24. Hi-- stopping by from At the picket fence. This is such a great idea! Love how vintagey the jars look too! I would love for you to link this up at my Friday link party. Its new so I would love to get as many link ups as possible :)

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  25. Thanks for sharing! I love these and your tutorial is so helpful. The whole bathroom looks amazing also. This is being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
    :) Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-for-common-monday-18.html

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  26. Beautiful! Love what you can do with mason jars!

    Pearl

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