Friday, May 25, 2012

Jonathan Adler Dishwasher Tab Storage Update

Jonathan Adler Dishwasher Tab Storage Update Coral

[This post could have also had two alternate titles: Don’t Pull A Loose Thread! and/or Not All Spray Adhesives Are Created Equal]

When I first started blogging, I read that one of my favourite blogs, I Heart Organizing, was having a link party for pretty storage ideas. I wanted to participate so I transformed a cookie tin into a storage container for my dishwasher tabs.

For a month or so, it looked like this:

Dishwasher Tab Storage Project Gallery

Then, the spray adhesive started to lose its stick which made the ribbon start to come apart from the can. It didn’t look great, but it was still functional.

Not all spray adhesives are created equal. 

If you want it to stick for good, go for the good stuff!

Finally, about two weeks ago I made the mistake of pulling on a loose thread that was sticking out of the cupboard.

Don’t pull a loose thread.

The next thing you know, my container looked like this:

Dishwasher Tab Container Loose Thread

Time for a new container.

Fortunately, Jen of The Social Home recently shared about her fun Jonathan Adler cupboard makeover.

I had seen advertisements for the Jonathan Adler Respect the Roll campaign but I did not really want to send away and pay the shipping for a toilet paper holder. However, Jen’s post mentioned that these could be purchased at Walmart, and since she is a fellow Canadian blogger, off I went!

I was (a little more) excited (than I should be about a toilet paper holder) to find that they still had one left in the pattern that I wanted: Clover Green. I later bought the Chevron Pink version, too.


Jonathan Adler Container

I cut the same contact paper shape with my Silhouette and adhered it to my container lid. The Cottonelle logo is almost covered by this shape (see the bump?).


JA Container 2

Even though it is stored in the cupboard under the sink, it makes me happy to know that this fun container matches the accent colours of my kitchen.


JA Container Open Lid 2

As an added bonus, the new container also holds more dishwasher tabs. I can put a full package of 48 tabs in the Jonathan Adler canister versus about 20 in the old one.


Open JA Container Square

Wouldn’t you agree that this simple update is





DW Containers Before & After

I would never in a million years use this as a toilet paper holder, but I’ll definitely be thinking of a way to use my chevron pink container!


Jonathan Adler Dishwasher Tab Storage Update

Thanks for the great tip and the “pinspiration,” Jen!

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P.S. I love that I originally posted about my first dishwasher tab container on February 25th! I feel like my blog has come so far in those three months!

I’ll be linking up at: Serenity Now, I {Heart} Naptime, Under The Table And Dreaming, Nifty Thrifty Things, Simply Klassic Home, Home Stories A to Z, Craftomaniac, Skip To My Lou, Not JUST A Housewife, A Bowl Full Of Lemons, Alderberry HillI Should Be Mopping The Floor, A Diamond In The Stuff, Creatively Living, The Winthrop Chronicles, Clean & Scentsible, Oopsey Daisy, Lil’ Luna, Live.Laugh.Rowe, The 36th Avenue, aka design, House of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Thrifty Decorating, Crafty Scrappy Happy, How To Nest For Less, Tatertots & Jello, The Grant Life, It’s Overflowing, Lolly Jane, Too Much Time, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Positively Splendid and The Crafted Sparrow

Thank you to all the hosts!


  1. Cute as a button! Gotta love things that are functional AND pretty!

  2. Yay! So glad to see other uses for these very multi-functional containers! They seem like the perfect fit for your dishwasher tabs, and the vinyl decals are too cute for words! Great work (as always!) and thanks for the shout out! :)

  3. I have never thought about a container for my dishwasher tabs. Duh!! This is just too cute and useful. Yes, it is amazing how much we grow when we are blogging. Just visiting from the May Blog Hop and am now following you. I would also love to invite you to link this up to Freedom Fridays Blog Hop.

    PS Check out my May 24th post where I am co hosting Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. TWO Parties, one place! So hoping to see you there!

  4. Ha! I'm with you on not wanting to pay shipping for a toilet paper holder. Sort of an odd promotion anyway, don't you think? But who knew you could buy them at Walmart? Love your project! Angie xo


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