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DIY Bathtub Tray – So You Can Enjoy That Hot Bath Even More!

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In this post: There’s nothing quite like a long, hot bath. Except of course a long, hot bath with a glass of wine and a good book! Make this DIY Bathtub Tray this weekend and enjoy a hot bath by Sunday!

We are thrilled to have Kristi from Making it in the Mountains here again today to share her DIY Bathtub Tray with us!

Hello again friends! I’m so happy to be popping by today from Making it in the Mountains, where I write about our journey to renovate our first fixer-upper. You have no idea how happy it makes me to say this, but after six very long weeks of work, we’ve finally finished up work on our {farmhouse style bathroom}! I couldn’t possibly be more in love with how it all came together!

diy bathtub tray

Farmhouse Style Bathroom |
It’s absolutely incredible how far this bathroom came in just six weeks – pop on over here to check out the transformation!

I have so many favourite parts, it would be impossible to choose just one, but I can tell you, the thing I’ve been most excited to actually use would most definitely be this pretty tub…

Farmhouse Style Bathroom |
I just couldn’t resist adding a beautiful bathtub tray across the top, which not only gave me a little shelf to display some pretty things, but also some much needed functionality to hold my wine & candle while I’m enjoying a relaxing soak.

Farmhouse Style Bathroom |
And of course, it was SO simple to make!

Love the look of this bathtub tray? Check out this barn wood serving tray diy!

DIY Bathtub Tray

DIY Bathtub Tray



1. I started with a length of 2×10, cut down just a few inches longer that the widest part of our tub.

2. Then I screwed in the smaller pieces of 1×2 on either end to act as stoppers, ensuring this thing didn’t slip right off the side of our tub while I was in the bath.

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3. I gave it all a very light coat of stain (Minwax’s Early American if you’re wondering). My process for this is to apply it to bare wood with a foam brush, leaving it to sit for a few minutes and then wiping off any excess with a lint free rag. (Always be sure to discard stain soaked brushes and rags as directed on the stain packaging.)

For a step-by-step tutorial on how to stain wood, check out this post. 

4. I also added a bit of felt to the bottom where it would come in contact with our bathtub with a few dabs of hot glue – don’t want to take any chances scratching up our new tub!

DIY Bathtub Tray |
And that’s it my friends! A simple DIY bathtub tray that’s as functional as it is pretty!

DIY Bathtub Tray |

DIY Bathtub Tray |

DIY Bathtub Tray |

DIY Bathtub Tray |

Farmhouse Style Bathroom |

Farmhouse Style Bathroom |

If want to read more about our new farmhouse style bathroom or check out any of our other bathroom DIY projects, just pop on over to Making it in the Mountains. Wishing you such a lovely day!

Thank you Kristi for sharing!

I think I may just make this for my new, extra deep soaker bathtub. What do you think? Could you use one at your house too?


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  1. Beautiful! I’m interested in the cubbies on the wall. We have one just like it from my husband’s grandparents. I thought his grandfather made it, but now I’m not sure.