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DIY Wooden Bath Tray with phone holder Pinterest imageDIY Wooden Bath Tray with Phone Holder

Are you looking to add some beautiful functionality to your bathroom? This DIY Wooden Bath Tray (with Phone Holder) is the perfect addition! It turns a plain bath tub into the perfect place to relax and unwind.  I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs, and I am excited to share this DIY Wooden Bath Tray with you today. The best part about this tray is the added mount to secure your phone (so you can browse the web or watch a video while you’re relaxing.) Keep reading for all the details on how to make this bath tray yourself!

Materials:

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Instructions:

1. Prep the wood

The first step in this project is to cut your wood pieces. This diagram shows the measurements for my bath tub tray, but you will need to measure your tub and adjust the measurements accordingly.

DIY bath tray woodworking plan

Next, sand your wood pieces. If your wood is fairly smooth you can use a 180 grit then 220 grit. For rougher wood, use a coarser grit sandpaper first.

sand all boards2. Drill holes

Use a forstner bit to drill shallow holes the size of tea light holders. The candles will sit into the groove making them less likely to slide off the tray.

drill shallow hole with forstner bit

drill shallow circle with forstner bit

Use a ruler to mark where you will place the handles.

measure and mark where handles will go

Use a drill bit the size of your drawer pull screws and drill your holes as marked.

drill holes for attaching handles

Next, take your two small pieces and drill pocket holes into one side. This is a quick and easy way to attach the bottom pieces of your tray. If you don’t have a pocket hole jig you could use other methods of joinery.

cut two small pieces and drill pocket holes

Attach the bottom boards to the bottom of your tray with wood glue and pocket screws. Be sure you size these to fit just inside each side of your tub. This will prevent the tray from sliding anywhere.

apply wood glue

Attach small pieces to bottom with pocket screws

3. Finish with polyurethane

Finally, finish the entire DIY bath tray with polyurethane. You may want to use a poly that is made for exterior environments because you need a strong water-resistant finish. I applied three coats, letting each dry completely and sanding lightly with 220 grit sandpaper in between each layer. This gives you a beautiful smooth finish.

Coat with polyurethane that is water resistant or waterproof

Coat with polyurethane that is water resistant or waterproof

4. Add Handles and Phone Holder

Use your drill to attach the handles.

Attach handles through drilled holes in tray

Attach the cell phone tripod adapter to the center of the tray with one screw.

drill tripod phone holder to DIY bath tray

Completed DIY Bath Tub Tray

Your project is finished! Add a washcloth, flower, candles, bath bombs and a glass of wine! They tray turned out so beautiful you’ll want to take a relaxing bath immediately.

diy bath tray closeup

Be forewarned your bath times may extend longer than normal.

Finished DIY bath tray with phone holder back angle photo

This DIY Wooden Bathtub tray was easy to make! You should build one for yourself immediately.

diy bath tray from side angle

Bonus: Your phone holder can turn so you can view things vertically or horizontally! Netflix binge watching? Bring it on.

diy bath tray from front view

If you like this project, please share it on Pinterest so others can enjoy it too. Thank you for reading!

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Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

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Liked this project? If so, you’ll love this DIY Scrap Wood Laptop Stand:

How to build a laptop stand using scrap wood.

Or this DIY Farmhouse Style Serving Tray:

Farmhouse rustic wood serving tray on couch

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Beautiful ideas for DIY Rain Chains - Featured Image square

Make Your Own DIY Rain Chains

Do you know what a rain chain is? They are an attractive alternative to those boring downspouts connected to our home’s gutters. Downspouts are incredibly beneficial since they help direct the draining of water during a rain storm. But, let’s be frank, unless they are gorgeous copper round downspouts, they don’t look great. But, did you know there’s a more beautiful solution? Ladies and gentlemen, be prepared to be wowed.

Make Your Own DIY Rain Chains

What do you think about those pretty rain chains instead of a downspout? Love them? What if I told you it is possible to make your own rain chains using various materials that you may have lying around the house.

Here are 21 awesome DIY Rain Chains you can make!

how to make a beautiful copper rain chain

Make a beautiful copper rain chain with leaf shaped pieces cut from thin sheet metal.

stock tank and rain chain by joes happy hour

Create this tranquil and pretty outdoor water feature using a stock tank and rain chains.

copper ring diy rain chain

Make this copper ring DIY Rain Chain using copper tubing.

diy mini pot rain chain

Use mini terracotta pots to create this fun DIY Ombre Rain Chain.

diy cookie cutter rain chain

Add some whimsy to your yard with this DIY Cookie Cutter Rain Chain.

copper wire and stone DIY rain chain

Use copper tubing and stones to make this beautiful, natural rain chain.

galvanized buckets into rain chain

Turn these cute galvanized buckets into a DIY Bucket Rain Chain.

Dollar General Rain Chain buckets

If your budget is tight, consider making this DIY Plastic Cup Rain Chain.

glass and copper diy rain chain

Learn how to make this stunning DIY Glass and Copper Rain Chain.

DIY Funnel rain chain

Make this DIY Funnel Rain Chain using aluminum funnels and chain.

bent silverware rain chain

Repurpose old silverware by bending it and creating this funky DIY Silverware Rain Chain.

succulent rain chain

Do you love succulents? Add more to your life by making a DIY Copper Rain Chain Succulent Planter.

vintage spoons rain chain

Wire vintage spoons together to make this DIY Bent Spoon Homemade Rain Chain.

watering can rain chain

Create a fun and bright rain chain for your garden using dollar store watering cans.

plastic yogurt cup rain chain

Have kids help you show your love for the environment by creating this DIY Reused Plastic Yogurt Cup Rain Chain.

Create a Key Rain Chain with a large collection of old keys.

shower hook rain chain

Use old shower hooks to create this DIY Hook Rain Chain. 

neon zip ties rain chain

Have extra zip ties lying around the house? Create this amazing Neon Zip Tie Rain Chain.

tart tins and colored glass beads rain chain

Add whimsy to your yard by creating this DIY Tart Tin Rain Chain with colorful glass beads.

polished stone rain chain

Drill through polished stone to create this amazing DIY Polished Stone Rain Chain.

wrapped rock rain chain

Finally, here’s another Wire Wrapped Rock Rain Chain that would be gorgeous and easy to make.

I hope you loved this collection of ideas to make your own Rain Chain! Do you have other ideas for creating a beautiful rain chain for your home or garden?  I’d love to hear it! Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

If you liked this roundup of ideas, please share this image on Pinterest to get the word out!

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Make Your Own DIY Rain Chains

Make Your Own DIY Rain Chains
Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

Make Your Own DIY Rain Chains

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DIY inspirational Farmhouse Decor Ideas - Featured Image squareInspirational DIY Farmhouse Decor

Many of us are still in love with the farmhouse style of decorating. It’s warm, relaxing and full of character. Farmhouse style is a mixture of old and new pieces, bringing in a rustic and vintage feel, but not excluding shiny and new. Here are 31 Inspirational DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas that you can make for your home. You will love these beautiful and affordable ideas!

rustic roman numeral DIY ClockMake this DIY Rustic Roman Numeral Clock using a wooden round and clock stencil.

 

how to build a modern farmhouse bench Build a Modern Farmhouse bench to go with your table or on your front porch.

 

leanord media console by lazy guy diyNeed a space for your TV? Build this Leonard Media Console for extra storage.

 

diy rustic caddy with branch handleCreate this Rustic Caddy with a Branch Handle to hold a pretty flower display.

 

farmhouse family birthday sign by where the smiles have beenCreate this Farmhouse Family Birthday Sign and never forget a birthday again.

 

diy side tableBuild a DIY Side Table using gray stain to give it a weathered farmhouse look.

 

farmhouse style plant holder by jenna kate at homeAdd some beautiful greenery to any room with this Farmhouse Style Vertical Plant Holder.

 

easy diy farm animal cutting board by spain hill farmCreate these cute animal shaped cutting boards to decorate your farmhouse kitchen.

 

diy produce rackCute and functional, this DIY Produce Rack is perfect for a farmhouse kitchen.

 

Farmhouse Cake Stand by Making it in the MountainsMake a gorgeous cake stand to display in your farmhouse dining room.

 

IKEA Hack farmhouse window mirrorTurn a plain IKEA mirror into this beautiful Farmhouse Window Mirror.

 

diy window wall cabinet by timeless creationsBuild this DIY Window Wall Cabinet using an old farmhouse window frame.

 

king size headboard Create a Rustic Wood Headboard for your farmhouse styled bedroom.

 

farmhouse kitchen sign by michelle j designsAdd a DIY Farmhouse style Farmers Market Wooden Sign to your kitchen wall.


diy flowerbox centerpiece by hazel and gold designsAdd a Farmhouse Style DIY Flowerbox Centerpiece
 to your dining table and add flowers for greenery.

 

rustic bathtub trayBring the farmhouse look into your bathroom with this DIY Rustic Bathtub Tray.

 

DIY wood shutter shelf by Salvage Sister and MisterRepurpose an old shutter into this amazing DIY Wood Shutter Shelf that just screams farmhouse.

 

modern farmhouse picture frameTurn an old picture frame into this Modern Farmhouse Picture Frame design.

 

DIY Rustic media center by pinspired to diyBuild this DIY Rustic Media Center to decorate beneath your wall mounted TV.

 

farmhouse clock by vanderveen houseLearn how to make this DIY Rustic Clock from an electrical cable spool.

 

farmhouse style corbel shelf by hazel and gold designsMake a Farmhouse Style Corbel Shelf as a beautiful and functional addition to your wall.

 

Rustic Wood Cake Stand | Pretty Handy GirlDecorate your kitchen or dining with this beautiful Rustic Gray Cake Stand.

 

wire memo board by making it in the mountainsCreate this beautiful DIY Chicken Wire Memo Board for decorating or organizing!

 

diy herringbone table by our bright roadA gorgeous DIY Herringbone Table is perfect for your farmhouse dining.

 

diy tobacco basket by red cottage chroniclesLove tobacco baskets but don’t love the price? Make this DIY Tobacco Basket for your mantel or shelf.

 

farmers market box for cookbooksWhite wash an old wooden box to create this DIY Farmers Market Wooden Box for visible storage.

 

DIY Farmhouse wreath with wood backingThis DIY Farmhouse Wreath with Wooden Backing is beautiful decor for any room.

 

Weathered Wood Plank Wall by Pinspired to DIYThe perfect farmhouse addition is a DIY Weathered Wood Plank Wall.

 

farmhouse fireplace makeover by lovemysimplehomeBring farmhouse into your home by creating a Fireplace and Wooden Mantel Makeover.

 

diy farmhouse cotton stems by making manzanitaCotton stems are on trend! Make your own DIY Cotton Stems for a fraction of the new price.

 

diy wood lantern farmhouse by hazel and gold designsDIY Wooden Lanterns give a great farmhouse feel to your indoor or outdoor spaces.

I hope you liked this collection of inspirational DIY farmhouse home decor. The greatest thing about DIY projects is being able to customize them for your space, so I hope these ideas sparked some creativity and helped you discover some ways you can bring the farmhouse style into your home. Let me know what you think!

Also, if you like these ideas, please pin this image to Pinterest to share!

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Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

9 Creative and Unique DIY Birdhouse Ideas - Pinterest ImageCreative and Unique DIY Birdhouses

Spring is just around the corner (I promise!) Now is the time to create some new birdhouses for your feathered friends. Not only will it make the birds happy, but birdhouses are a colorful way to decorate your landscaping. Here are 9 Unique and Creative DIY Birdhouses that may just inspire you to add some new bird houses to your yard. And, you don’t have to settle for the plain jane store-bought birdhouse (although several of these are made using store-bought houses). This list should help you create a birdhouse that is unique and represents your style!

Birdhouse Christmas Tree TopperMake a German-Inspired Christmas-theme birdhouse

birdhouse with spigot and shimsUse paint, a spigot, and wood shims to create this one-of-a-kind birdhouse.

 

bird silhouette birdhouse PHGPaint silhouettes of birds onto the outside of a small birdhouse to add colorful accents.

 

Add roof and perch to birdhouseTake a simple store-bought birdhouse and add a pinecone roof and branch perch to it.

 

upcycle old silverware by adding knives to the top of the birdhouseUpcycle old silverware knives by making this Knife Topped Birdhouse.

 

painted flower garden birdhouseColleen shares some basic painting skills to create this beautiful Dip-dot Painted Flower Garden Birdhouse.

 

How to make a stone birdhouse by Empress of DirtEmpress of Dirt shows us How to Make a Stone Birdhouse for your yard.

 

Turn a vintage tin dollhouse into a birdhouseRepurpose a Vintage Tin Dollhouse into a birdhouse.

 

how to install a birdhouse on a postNow that you have your beautiful birdhouse made, learn how to Install a Birdhouse on a Post for a great landscape focal point.

I hope this inspired you to think outside the box when it comes to adding a birdhouse in your yard. Let me know what you think of these! Don’t forget to share on social media or Pinterest so others can be inspired too!

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Hey bird lovers! My family loves bird-watching , too. Over the years we’ve experimented with several bird feeders, bird food, and resource books. I’ve created a list of our favorite bird-feeding and watching items on Amazon:

(I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience. I earn a small percentage from a purchase using these links. There is no additional cost to you. You can read more about affiliate links here.)

Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

 

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

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16 Ideas for Decorating a Large Wall Space - Pinterest Image16 Ideas for Decorating a Large Wall Space

Large blank wall spaces can often be a challenge to decorate. Whether you are at a complete loss on how to decorate yours, are trying to decide what kind of art to hang or are looking for photo collage ideas, this roundup of 16 ideas for decorating a large wall space will be helpful to you.

How to decorate a large wall:

How to update an old canvasPaint over an old piece of artwork and use the canvas to create a modern piece of art for your home.

 

 

DIY wall Bookrack tutorialBuild a large Bookrack that will take up a lot of space and keep your books organized.

 

Personalized wall shelfAdd a large shelf that is customized, it’s not only functional but a work of art as well.

 

Wall hanging desk Use blank wall space to build a wall-mounted desk for a great art or work station.

 

easy to paint giant wall artLearn how to paint your own Giant Wall Art.

 

diy wall chalkboard with ledgeBuild a large chalkboard with a ledge for all your supplies and hang it on your blank wall.

 

 

create rope light wall artUse rope lighting to make a bright and creative word art display.

 

large rustic wall clockBuild a large wall clock to take up space on a large wall.

 

 

cover wall in flow wall systemUse a Flow Wall system to create the perfect storage station in any room that needs it.

 

create chalkboard wall calendarCover the wall in chalkboard paint and use it to write down whatever your family needs.

 

large wall art made with multiple pagesUse a photo printed on multiple pages to create this gorgeous large photo collage.

 

tips to create a perfect gallery wallLearn how to create the perfect gallery wall of photos, decor and memorabilia.

 

painting a dandelion wall muralPaint a large image onto the wall to add character.

 

Build large frames and use multiple large canvases to build this great collage.

 

Install a brick wallpaper mural to add awesome character to any wall.

 

create a map wall muralPaint a map wall mural that looks awesome and modern!

 

What do you think of these ideas? Share thoughts in the comments. Also, be sure to save this image to Pinterest so you can find these ideas again:

16 Ideas for Decorating a Large Wall Space - Pinterest Image

Thanks for reading!

Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~