Brew wife (/bro͞o wīf/) : a sophisticated lady married to a wonderful man who is obsessed with making (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops while turning our small apartment into a chaotic mess and completely taking over the fridge to fill it with beer.

repurpose those bottles

re·pur·pose (rēˈpərpəs/):
        to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose.
Has it ever happened that you buy some beer (or wine, or .....anything for that matter) and totally fall in love with the bottles? What to do? Maybe you place them on a shelf for display or store them until you have an idea of how to use them; which is usually my case, I tend to store many items just waiting for that spark of inspiration.
Anyway, I came across a great idea for repurposing bottles, particularly beer bottles. This is an easy project to transform those dust catching, space claiming bottles into soap dispensers!
  • bottle you wish to repurpose
  • hand drill
  • cork
  • razor blade
  • bottle pump (long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle) 
  • straw (just in case your pump is not long enough)

As you can see, I had to attach a straw to the pump because it was not long enough to reach the bottom of my bottle.

Step one: use the hand drill to make a hole into the center of the cork. This will take a while since you want the hole to be large enough to fit the widest part of the pump.

Eventually I had to resort to using an apple corer to carve out the right size hole.
Feel free to use whatever tool you need for this but be careful not to break the cork.
Step two: carefully use the razor blade to shave the bottom half of the cork enough that it fits snug into the bottle.
Step three: slide the cork into the pump making sure the fit is secure. Then fill your bottle with your soap of choice and fit the corked pump into the bottle.
I made one for the kitchen sink and one for the bathroom!

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