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Revamped Vintage Clorox Bottle
I am probably way more excited about this project than I should be. LOL This thrifty idea has such a personal connection for me. Here’s my revamped vintage Clorox bottle.
Welcome to this month’s installment of Thrifty Style Team.This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends every month. We each makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or thrift stores. Let’s get started!
Ditch and Switch
Jenn and I have mentioned that we have actively been removing harsh and harmful cleaning products from our homes. After doing our own research, one-by-one we removed these products from our homes and switched them out for plant-based and natural cleaners.
The one product that I haven’t let go of is Clorox bleach. I don’t use bleach nearly as much as I used to. Probably 95% less. Mostly, I use it for pesky mold areas in my shower that crop up from time-to-time.
Vintage Clorox Bottle
Now for the fun, sentimental part. This 1940’s Clorox bottle belonged to my grandmother Bessie. It used to have a metal sprinkle top that was long gone before I inherited it. The bottle was gross and grimy after being packed away for decades. By the way, if you have a vintage Clorox bottle you can visit their site HERE for their bottle history. Pretty cool, right?
The inside of the bottle was especially gross. After a long, hot soak and scrubbing – the interior was still disgusting. The spout is too small for a long brush to fit. I tried using an old toothbrush, but the bristles wouldn’t touch the sides.
Using a funnel, I poured approximately one cup of pink himalayan salt inside the bottle. You can use any coarse salt, such as sea salt, ice cream salt, etc. Next I added 1 tablespoon of vinegar.
Placing my hand over the spout, I vigorously shook the bottle for about 2 minutes. Are you ready for the magic?
Amazing, right? With just a little elbow grease all of the gunk dissolved.
I had this spray nozzle in my stash and it fit the top perfectly. This super cute “bleach” label was an Etsy purchase. You can order one HERE.
Now my grandma’s 1940’s bottle looks updated and brand new!
I am always happy when I can upcycle something. Especially when the item has sentimental value.
I hope that you found this thrifty post to be helpful!
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Now lets see what the other Thrifty Style Team members have created!
The Painted Hinge – Upcycled Fall Wreath
DIY Beautify – The Easiest Fall Centerpiece Ever
2 Bees In A Pod – Revamped Vintage Clorox Bottle
Postcards From The Ridge – DIY Pedestals Thrifted Candleholders
The How To Home – DIY Pretty File Folders
The Tattered Pew – DIY Cane Armoire Makeover
Sweet Pea – DIY Gold Trimmed Painted Wooden Tray
What Meegan Makes – Vintage Bicycle Wreath for Fall
Cottage At The Crossroads – Paint a White Pumpkin
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – 5 Vintage Vanity Mirror Tray Uses
The Creek Line House – Inexpensive Faux Board and Batten Wall