Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DIY Bathtub Tray

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Every year I have a huge dilemma – what do I get my dad for Christmas? Actually I struggle with gifts for most everyone because I want it to be something the person wants and will be useful.

This year I made him something I felt he would use – my mom’s idea actually. See, my dad has a claw foot tub and he takes bath ALL the time.

I took a pallet and cut it down in between the cross pieces.
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Then cut down the 2x4 down to the width of the tub. I nailed it all together with finish nails and sanded it like crazy.
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Finally I put a coat of stain on. It sits pretty well on top of the tub. I imagine my dad with use it to watch movies, sip hot chocolate, and eat pie. Seriously, he loves his baths!DIY Bathtub Tray21

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41 comments:

  1. I seriously love this idea! You are so crafty! Every time I see a bathtub tray it reminds me of an episode of House Hunters where the guy made sure each house they looked at had a good bathtub because he did all his work on his laptop while he was in the bath. It was his way of relaxing! lol

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    1. hehe House Hunters is the greatest! I need to take the time to relax in the bath more often.

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    1. Thanks, Danita! Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  3. Fun idea... but I'd be nervous that I would accidentally hit the tray and knock that laptop into the tub. It'd be great for me to set a drink or something not so expensive on though.

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    1. hehe yeah, I would probably be nervous too. I made it wide enough to prevent that. We'll see if my dad has any mishaps.

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  4. This is such a creative solution for a bathtub tray.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, glad you like it. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  5. Love this! I would live in my bathtub if I could. :)
    (Found you through the Much Ado About Monday link up)

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    1. hehe, so would I! I rarely get to take baths though. Gotta make more time for that. Thanks for coming by!

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  6. I love a bathtub tray and this one is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Marty! and thank you for coming by

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  7. What a fantastic manly gift! And made by hand I bet your Dad absolutley loved that :)

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    1. he loves it, thanks for coming by Michelle! Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Ah, I could soak in there for days! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Becky, I totally could too if it didn't mean complete and utter destruction of my house with 2 little boys running around ;) Thanks for hosting!

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  9. I have been wanting to make one of these in forever. Your instructions are so easy when you use a pallet. Genius!

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    1. Thanks Katie, glad I could help. It was so easy to put together, just make sure to measure twice and cut once :)

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  10. Hi Alex! I'm back to let you know that your bathtub tray project is on my top three favorite at The DIY'ers! ♥

    Come join the fun & share your latest projects with us again, The DIY'ers party is now live.

    huggies♥
    rea

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    1. Thanks again for the feature, I hopped over and linked up some new stuff again.

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  11. Lov'n this Alex - great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thanks Marie! So glad you came by to check it out!

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  12. I love this Alex - super cool! Have pinned, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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    1. Thank you Alice, I'm glad you liked it. And thank you for the Pinterest love! :)

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I'm really happy with how it turned out. Have a wonderful week!

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  14. Very cool and great idea! I would love to read in the tub, but I need something to rest my book on and this is a perfect plan!

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    1. Yes, it would be perfect for a book. Thanks for coming by, I'm so glad you liked the tray. Have a wonderful week!

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  15. I love this project and I am featuring it today at the Home Sweet Home party! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so honored to be featured, I really appreciate it!

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  16. A perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a long, hot bath. Love it! Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison! I added your link party to my list of weekly parties, thank you for the invite!

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  17. I just pinned this Alex-what a brilliant idea! You are so clever.

    Thanks so much for sharing your post at my Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I am going to feature this at this weekend's link up so I hope you can stop by to say G'day!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you Natasha for featuring my tray! I sure appreciate the love!

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  18. This is the coolest project! I just saw this at Roadkill rescue. I want to make one for myself, maybe then I will take a bath and relax! Come drop by and link up at Redouxinteriors some time. Thursday afternoon - Sunday. Going to share this on my FB page tomorrow. Just awesome.

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    1. Awesome, I will come by and link up and add you to my regular link up list. Thank you for coming by ad sharing! I appreciate it!

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  19. PS, your FB link on your blog doesn't work!!

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    1. Yikes, thank you for letting me know! It should be fixed now.

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  20. Just wanted to let you know that your post is being featured on Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you Alison, what an honor to be featured. I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  21. This is so creative! Love it! I'm always looking for a creative new pallet idea. Pinning! :) Thanks so much!

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