First, I measured the edge-to-edge width of our bathtub, which is a pretty standard thirty one inches. Then I hit up the ReStore where I found a piece of wood and a pair of ah-mazing brass handles. Seriously, if you need hardware, try the ReStore first! They have a meeeellion drawer pulls, handles and knobs to choose from and the prices are so affordable; I think I paid three dollars for everything and a friendly staff member even cut the board for me!
Lastly, no one wants their glass of wine to end up in the tub, so I added some adhesive grippy bars for extra stability.
Ugh, there are the sloppy sanding circles I mentioned above. In real life they are much less noticeable, but if I use the bathtub tray a lot I’ll probably remove the hardware and give it another go. Anyways, let’s ignore them and talk about those gorgeous brass handles! They were all black and tarnished when I rescued them from a bin at the ReStore, but a little Brasso spruced ’em right up!
I also added a pothos plant in a clear plastic container; there is a skylight in the shower, so I think it should do well. I’m not the best at keeping plants alive (I’m trying to get better!), but I love how they magically make a space feel finished and I have one in almost every room.I can’t wait to try this little bathtub tray with a glass of wine and a good shelter magazine. Lush just opened a store in Omaha so I’m definitely going to treat myself to a couple of bath bombs, too! Have you tried those? They are so delicious…like buttah!