DIY Bath Tray

DIY Bath Tray

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Hey Guys,

Coming through with a quick project. This time a Bath Tray. DIY style!!!

I’m typically a shower girl, I like to be in and out in 5 minutes flat. YES, you can wash everything in that amount of time 😜. With that said, not often do I find myself in a water drawn tub.

But there are times when I just need to relax, which happens to coincide with me also being cold. When I get this feeling (in my Marvin Gaye voice), I fill the tub with warm to hot water, with some smell good bubbles, dim the lights, play some soft music in the back ground, and chill with my book. (Ok, who am I kidding, my phone.)

So, I was out browsing on Pinterest and ran across a plain wood bath tray. It just wasn’t glam enough for me. So my spin on it was to add a mirror top. And that’s what I’m here to show you.

Hope you enjoy. See you at the end of the post.

 

DIY Bath Tray

DURATION: 4hrs  |  MY COST: $20  |  DIFFICULTY: Easy/Intermediate

“MY COST” may or may not reflect the cost of items that I already own, but I will try to list each item as well as suggestions as to where to purchase them. Items that I had to purchase for the project will be bold with a price. If you have any questions about an item, please leave a comment below.

SUPPLIES:

    • One 1×12 piece of wood. Length based on your bathtub size (Home Depot – $8 starting)
    • One 1″ dowel (Home Depot – $2)
    • Mirror (Target – $5)*
    • Pencil Grip Glass Cutter (Hobby Lobby – $12.00 w/40% off coupon*
    • Tape Measure
    • Pencil
    • Gorilla or wood Glue (Hardware store)
    • Straight Edge (Hardware store)
    • Sander and sandpaper 120grit (Hardware store)
    • Drill with Drill and Driver bits (Hardware store)
    • Screws
    • Wood Filler (Hardware store)
    • Utility Knife
    • Crayon*
    • Sponge Paint Roller (Hardware store)
    • Sponge Paint Brush (Hardware store)
    • Face mask (Hardware store)*
    • Work Goggles (Hardware store)*
    • Primer (Hardware store)
    • DecorArt Elegant Finish – Metallic Paint (Hobby Lobby)
    • E6000 Glue (CVS)
    • Paper Towel
    • Windex

* I recently discovered that Home Depot will cut mirror to size if you purchase it there. This can be done for less than $20. Items marked with * do not have to be purchased or used if you do this.

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Take a measurement of the distance across your bathtub

 

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You will need to purchase 1×12 piece of wood from your local Hardware store. If needed, you can have this cut to your tub’s measurements. Or, cut it yourself.

 

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Purchase a 1 inch dowel from your hardware store and have it cut into two 10 inch pieces. These dowel will keep your table in place on the bathtub.

 

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To get the placements of your dowel, lay your cut board across your tub.

 

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Take one of your dowels and place it underneath the board flat against the tub. With a pencil, trace around it.

 

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Apply wood glue…

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

And apply the dowel in it’s place

 

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Allow the glue to dry

 

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OPTIONAL: Drill a how and attach screws to keep the dowel in place.

 

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Drive in your screw

 

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Fill your screw holes and any imperfections with wood filler and allow it to dry.

 

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Once dry, sand until smooth

 

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Also sand around the edges. WE DON’T LIKE SPLINTERS!!!

 

**NOTE- The next 8 steps can be omitted if you choose to purchase pre-cut mirror from your hardware store i.e Home Dept.**
CLICK HERE TO SKIP AHEAD 8 STEPS

 

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I purchased this mirror from Target for $5.

 

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Remove as much paper from the back of the mirror as possible

 

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With a utility knife, cut away the glue that attaches the mirror to the frame

 

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The mirror lifts right out but be careful, this glass is very fragile.

 

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Trace the shape of the wooden structure onto the mirror with a crayon

 

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Use a Glass Cutter to score a line and break the mirror. One straight line down will do the trick. Do not go back and forth.

 

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As a side note, always use proper protection when cutting glass. I am wearing Goggles.

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

You want to sand away the sharp edges. I’m using 120 grit sand paper and am moving my sander in an up and down motion to round out the edges. Do not concentrate the sander in one place or you risk cracking the mirror. Also, make sure you wear a face mask and goggles as glass particles will be in the air.

 

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Now for the wood, I’m applying primer

 

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And also this paint…

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

I love the metallic reflection of this paint

 

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Spray on a sealer to protect it from any water damage.

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

I am using Gorilla glue for the center of the table…

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

…and E6000 for the edges of the mirror. I wasn’t sure if the Gorilla glue would dry clear and I did not want to take any chances.

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

Now apply the mirror

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

I cleaned off any glue with Goo be Gone and Cleaned the mirror with Windex.

 

Home Decor How To: DIY Bath Table by Angela East at www.angelaeast.com

And here you have it, a pretty cool Bath Table made by you :)

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed.

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4 Comments
  • Chrysta Brake
    Reply

    Wow Angie! Way to go. You are so creative. Nice blog -Chrysta Brake #awesomedecorator

    February 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm
  • Hazel Keenan
    Reply

    What colour paint did you go with for this? It’s beautiful! I’m definitely going to steal this idea from you 😛

    March 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

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