DIY Bathtub Tray

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

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I am Kristen, from Ella Claire, and I am so excited to share a fun little DIY project with you today.

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This bathtub tray is super easy and fun to put together. It is also very useful to hold a drink or a favorite book as you soak!

Here is what you’ll need…

SUPPLIES:

  • 1×10 pine board cut to width of tub (mine was 39″)
  • sandpaper
  • stain or paint (my formula for warm gray stain is here)
  • 2 cabinet pulls with screws
  • self-adhesive grippers

You will want to prepare your board before doing anything else by making sure you sand all of the rough edges. You will also want to make sure any writing from the hardware store is sanded off because it can show through the stain.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

Next, paint or stain your board. There are so many fun options for this step, whether bold or classic!  have a lot of painted wood in my bathroom, so I wanted to add a stained piece to the space.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

Once your stain dries, you will need to add your grippers to the bottom of the tray. This is an important step since most tubs have a pretty slick surface. These the grippers I used (found at Lowes), just so you know what they look like, but you can find them at any hardware store in the hardware section.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

Determine which side you want to be the bottom and then all you have to do is peel off the back of the gripper…

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

And stick them along both ends of the underside of your tray. I used 2 pieces on each side.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

Next, flip the tray over so the top is facing up and install the cupboard pulls on either end of your tray.  I also got these handles at Lowes in case you want to use the same ones.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

And that’s it! It is so easy but makes a huge impact over a tub. I love how it warms up and adds interest to my space! It is also very functional since those grippers really work well. The perfect spot for my book and an herbal tea!

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

We recently added these DIY shelves to our bathroom and I love how the tray compliments the baskets without being too matchy-matchy.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

I love that it is a functional piece, but it is also so pretty when it isn’t being used. Plus, you can whip one of these up in about an hour! Not bad.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

This easy DIY bathtub tray is perfect for drink or your favorite book while you soak! Tutorial on { lilluna.com } All you need is some pine board, stain, cabinet pulls, and sandpaper.

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I LOVE this DIY Bathtub Tray, Kristen!!

So pretty and it looks so easy. I think it would be a great Mother’s Day gift…. or perhaps I should make sure the hubby sees this tutorial. 😉

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  1. What a great idea! I don’t often have time to soak in the tub, but when I do, I always wish for something like this. I’m always precariously balancing stuff on the edge of the tub and it just doesn’t work very well. Thankfully, I have a hubby who love doing stuff with wood, so I may be in luck! 🙂

  2. Hi Kristin,
    You look so familiar. A few years ago I corresponded with a young lady. We
    shared crockpot recipes. She was phenomenal when it came to cooking in a crockpot. She even made cakes in them amongst lots of other dishes. My computer crashed about 2 1/2 years ago and I lost everything including her name, address and delicious recipes. I have missed sharing recipes with her.
    Ann Mendez