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Make your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa With a Few Plastic Bottles and a Paint Pen

Make your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa With a Few Plastic Bottles and a Paint Pen

When I moved into this house, the bathroom had been recently remodeled and I'd decided to put in niches in the shower instead of having a hanging shower caddy. I was very into the idea of not having anything hanging around the shower and interrupting this sleek look I'd spent so long designing, and the thought of my beautiful niches being filled with a mishmash of various soap and shampoo bottles really messed up my vision of a Pinterest-worthy bathroom. 

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Enter these refillable amber bottles. I searched a few places that sold them wholesale, but for the amount I wanted to buy, shipping ended up costing as much as the bottles themselves. Amazon had a set of six that was just what a needed. I made sure to get ones with lotion dispensers (aka wide mouth dispensers) since I'd be using them with thicker products. (These are 16oz, which is just the right size, in my opinion.) They make the space look much more cohesive and fancy

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As for how to identify what the hell is in what bottle, I bought a paint pen in metallic silver and wrote what was in each bottle in the shower at the bottom of each bottle. It's subtle but makes it clear what's what. I have had to touch up two of the bottles, but for the most part the paint pen has stuck around and I haven't had an issue with it washing off. The bottles I ordered came with label stickers but I didn't trust them to last. Plus, it wasn't the look I was going for. 

I have four bottles in the shower (two in each niche) and one on the bathroom sink for hand soap. One bottle, unfortunately, didn't survive my testing out of the paint pen (also how I know that the paint has staying power - if I could have gotten my messy paint off of it I would have). Sometimes I have had to adjust to pumps to make sure they're working properly, but overall I'd say they work great. Especially for the price. If you're looking to make your shower look a bit upscale with extremely minimal investment and effort - look no further. 

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