DIY BATH TRAY
I love a good bath. I would hate to even think how much I spend on Lush bubble bars in a year. Oh god, they are just heavenly.
When I have a really tough day, a bath just resets my body and removes any negativity. I used to run a bath and not really know what to do once I was in the water. I would get bored or too hot but then I realised what the trick was – leaving the door open so fresh air can come in and setting up some entertainment. You think I’m kidding, right? Oh no, I take my baths very seriously. So much so that I now have my own DIY bath tray.
But how can this set up not even tempt you?
Make sure to alter the measurements to the size of your bath
- 5 narrow strips of wood – these were 1m long x 4.5cm wide x just under 2cm thick
- Screws just longer than the thickness of the wood
- Ruler & pencil
- Electric drill
- Fine sandpaper
- A hole saw
Cut the strips of wood to the same width as your bath. My bath is 68cm wide.
Keep the scraps of wood.
Set out two scraps of wood of equal length that are going to fix the boards together. These should sit just inside the bath holding the tray in place so you can’t knock it off easily. The distance from the edge should be the width of the sides of your bath. Mine are 8cm from the edge.
We were planning on having one tea light on each side of the iPad slot but the hole saw we used overheated (as you can see it’s all distorted below). It ended up making a much bigger hole which was unexpected. That’s kind of the way DIY projects go.
Instead of abandoning the project and starting over, we used a rasp to smooth out the ridges and thought it would be perfect to hold a wine glass.
If you want a similar effect you could use a small hole saw to pierce all the way through and then gradually use slightly bigger ones not going all the way through and then use a rasp to smooth it out.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, guys! xS