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October 4, 2016

Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Mermaid Soap Pump!

By Sara In AZ


Sooooo, since my first foray into making a retro look soap pump for the Poodle Bathroom was a success I threw caution to the wind and decided to make another soap pump for the master bath! In the master bath I (eventually) plan to hang up some vintage mermaids, so I thought a mermaid theme soap pump would be *perfect*!

We went back to IKEA and bought a different soap pump this time…..one that you can purchase individually. This time I purchased the BESTAENDE soap pump.


I bought some more transfers from emmaleens-vintiques……….


I thought this adorable mermaid and seahorse transfer would look great on a soap pump in that bathroom!


I cleaned the soap pump off with rubbing alcohol.


I cut out my decal………….


……………let it soak for about one minute……………..


…….placed the transfer decal on the soap pump then waited overnight for it to fully dry – then took the pump outside to spray coat it with a Matte finish……………..


……………..and *huzzah* we have the cutest mermaid soap pump ever!


I’m on a soap pump making extravaganza right now….it’s crazy…..I’m thinking about making one for the kitchen and one for the powder room bathroom! Will the madness ever stop?!

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2 Responses to Retro Craft Time–Let’s Make a Mermaid Soap Pump!

  1. Andrea Reply

    October 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

    So adorable, Sara! How is your first soap pump holding up? Was wondering how it was faring with the moisture/humidity of the bathroom?

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      October 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Andrea! You know, I think it is imperative to seal it with some kind of poly spray or something….maybe even Mod Podge would work? I am pretty sure if the transfer was not sealed it would start pulling up over time. esp. in a moisture ridden environment! Anyway, to answer your question – the poodle pump looks just a great as the day I finished it…..no problems yet at all!

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