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DIY Coca Cola Dish Soap Dispenser

 Simple Rockabilly Kitchen Upgrade!


My kitchen theme is cherries and Coke.  I have been wanting to find a more fitting kitchen soap dispenser for a while, when I saw a picture on Pinterest ( of a Coke bottle that had been converted to a soap dispenser.  It was one of those major “duh” moments…. why didn’t I think of that-  I mean I only have a ton of empty Coke bottles!  I’m lucky enough to live in mid century modern home that has not been upgraded, as you will see by the yellow formica counter tops and original early 1960’s yellow oven. I have a 1950’s formica table that is waiting for new legs, and when I get some I will share more images of my kitchen.  I collect new and antique Coca Cola items, so as you will see, some things are old, some are not. So I took one of the newer Coke bottles, put the dish soap in it and slapped a Suave conditioner pump on it and… voila!! The pump is silver, which doesn’t match my kitchen colors, but it’s the only one I had. As soon as I find a pump in black or red I will switch it out.  




antique coca cola crate

coke bottles and pinwheels

antique hutch with cherry and coke decor


Retro in Pink!

1950’s Retro Kitchens

I LOVE retro kitchens.  I love the popular pastel colors of the 1950’s retro kitchens, the black and white diner style checkered floor, the simple cabinets, and the retro appliances- especially the refrigerators! Right now my kitchen is white and the 1950’s retro yellow (not my choice, came that way). The counter tops are that staple retro pattern laminate you see everywhere that comes in different colors, mine is the yellow with brown and blue boomerang shaped outlines all over it. My cabinets are plain white and the original yellow retro GE oven is still here and working. For years I have dreamed of a retro kitchen with all red appliances, but in my search of retro kitchen ideas and styles- I have fallen more and more in love with the pink retro kitchens! My only dilema is that pink is not my other half’s favorite color, so I am going to go with a pink AND red retro kitchen, with white cabinets and the black and white checkered laminate floor! Until the day it’s done I will continue to save the pictures I find and share them…

pink retro kitchen

vintage pink kitchen

1950s pink kitchen

1950s pink retro kitchen

retro pink kitchen

pink retro kitchen

pink and blue 1950s retro kitchen

1950s retro kitchen

pink retro kitchen

1950s style pink kitchen

1950s pink kitchen

1950s pink kitchen

My Favorite Refrigerator Ever, gotta have it!!

Pink retro refrigerator

Other Pink Retro Appliances…

pink retro oven

pink retro stove top

1950s pink retro refrigerator

1950s pink mixer

1950s pink food mixer

1950s pink dishwasher

reproduction pink 1950s dishwasher

pink retro refrigerator

pink retro mixer

pink retro can opener

pink retro beaters

pink retro dishwasher

Some of the red retro styles I may mix with my pink…. but more red retro kitchen pics in another post….

red retro kitchen

pink and red 1950s kitchen table



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