Sunday, 14 November 2010

Repurposing a beer bottle

At Jason's 40th Birthday, one of our guests brought along some Lucky beers for apératif.

They were the cutest beer bottles I had ever seen and I had to keep one. But what on earth do you do with an empty beer bottle?

Lucky Beer Buddha bottle

 Inspired by Mise from Pretty Far West who is reknowned globally for re-purposing Bonne Maman jam jars, I thought to follow her lifestyle-guru lead and re-purpose the Buddha beer bottle.

And then I remembered that Amanda from Small Acorns and Ani's House from The Clothesline wrote blog posts about re-using pretty bottles for dish-washing detergent. (Ha! I bet they thought no one was paying attention. Funny the things you choose to remember about fellow bloggers)

The Cusson's Morning Fresh concentrate was carefully decanted into the little green Buddha. I just plugged a spare olive oil pouring thing-a-ma-jig on the top et voilà.

re-purposed Lucky beer bottle at the sink 


Isn't he charming?

It is very zen at our sink. Enlightenment awaits all who washes the pots and pans at the Sow's Ear.

Rub its tummy and good fortune is yours.

19 comments:

  1. Very cool...thanks for remembering too!! It may actually encourage your husband to wash up in some kind of subliminal way!!

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  2. He might want to take a swig out of it!

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  3. I've never seen a buddha beer bottle, and he is a cutie. Very happy fellow. Excellent re-purposing, and the green matches your windows. x

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  4. brilliant! i love him and he looks happy. i actually need one..
    ~laura

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  5. Very cool! Much better than plastic fantastic!

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  6. What an unusual bottle. I'd have had to re-purpose it as well :)

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  7. That's very clever. I can see why you wanted to keep it ... and it's pointless shoving things in a cupboard where they're never seen. And it does match your windows!

    Lucky!

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  8. Love this. I have a bit of a buddha collection...I'm going to hunt down some of that beer...for decorating purposes only of course! I used an old soy sauce bottle as a vase for sweet peas today. Would we ever have done these things before we started blogging! :)

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  9. Great re-purpose idea but I think you might be being a little wishful about the washing of your pots and pans, but nice try! ;-)

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  10. Very zen indeed! It looks great..Rachaelxx

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  11. Very cute!re your comment..another connection, but we both have such good taste in things we love and friends we choose why should I be surprised?Ha Does your friend still make the bears? i just love them so much. I got my guy several years ago from a shop just around the corner from me in Bulimba..Coming up Roses. I spent ages choosing which one I wanted asI truley wanted them all and knew straight away I wanted to put him on a wall. I havn't seen them around the place since. Tell her he is very loved and I think she is super clever, cheers Katherine

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  12. Love your Buddha! Great idea.

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  13. A very nifty idea! The green is gorgeous.

    Pam x

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  14. What a clever idea!! Love it - such a great way to repurpose something too cute to throw away :) And keep rubbing his tummy - I rubbed the one sitting on the newsagent's counter last weekend and won $40 on a scratchie my Mum bought my from there :)

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  15. love him, looks brilliant and like something you might need more of!! if you need help emptying them let me know :)

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  16. excellent idea! I want a green buddha dishwashing liquid dispenser!

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  17. That's triumphantly repurposed. Blog-reading made me realise that I don't like a kitchen full of branding, so everything with a package covered in self-advertising gets decanted into something else. Cussons to Lucky is a perfect upcanting. This is too long a comment to be zen, isn't it? Damn.

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  18. I saved my Lucky Beer bottles for growing Devil's Ivy in water, on my desk at work. Just love that cheeky grin and green glow...

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