Likewise, we have a matching handmade pottery bar soap holder. I just love it - the colors, the way they swirl - I could design my entire bathroom around these artsy pieces. However, keeping bar soap by the sink with Miss Precocious running around is asking for trouble.
I really want to keep these pieces, but have nowhere to store them. So I repurposed them, if only slightly:
The toothbrush holder:
|Pretty self-explanatory, don'cha think?|
The soap dish:
Next to our new, easy-clean, unbreakable toothbrush holder is the soap dish -- now in use as a toothpaste tube holder. Here is it in "presentable" form. Often I push it back and rest the tubes against the wall. It may seem rather silly to use it to prop up toothpaste in the corner, but it serves two purposes:
- She can't reach that far back in the corner. Which is great, because I'd rather that the paste stayed in the tubes.
- This is the type of sink counter top that collects water when one washes their face or completes other common sink tasks. Water always pools in the corner.
It's much easier to clean the bottom of the soap dish than to allow the toothpaste tubes to wallow in puddles all day, potentially growing mold or other bacteria. That is just disgusting, and I won't have it if I don't have to.
Have you ever used a toothbrush holder for an alternate purpose? Pencil/pen holder, something else? Share it in the comments!
|Eclectic at it's best. Or rather, because it has to be -|
I've nowhere else to put this stuff. ;)