In my post about making bath bombs, I mentioned that Steven likes relaxing in the bath. Reading with a glass of whiskey (or beer) in the bathtub is a bit tricky when you don’t have a dry place to set your book, though. So I decided to make him a bath tray for Valentine’s Day. I found a piece of reclaimed wood at my local Rebuilding center, and built this tray to fit our bathtub using this tutorial as a starting point. The heart and initials are woodburned, and though they’re not perfect (I had never woodburned anything before), I think they fit the rustic nature of the piece. He’s under strict orders not to look at my blog before Valentine’s Day, so I hope he likes it!
The whole thing is waterproofed with several coats of clear, outdoor sealer, and I used screws meant to stand up to water, too. I really intended to photograph this on the actual tub, until I discovered that while it fits the tub we use perfectly, it doesn’t fit in the more photogenic tub. And the brown faux stone tiles in that bathroom are much too ugly to make an appearance here. But this tray/caddy really does work as intended.