Farmhouse Bathtub Caddy DIY
Have you seen the beautiful bathtub caddies floating around the internet? Did you say, Hey I could make that!
First measure your bathtub and see if you have room for a caddy. I measured the width and then added 2.5 inches on either side. I bought pine boards and had them cut to the length that I needed. Home Depot and Lowes will cut the lumber for you if you ask really nicely!
Then measure the width of the 2 or 3 boards together so that you can have two support pieces as well.
I used Minwax in Classic Gray and Ebony. I can't give you exact measurements because it will depend on the wood. I used the SMALLEST size and had a ton left over.
A clean old sock is the BEST thing for staining wood. Lightly sand the wood and then wipe clean.
I started with one coat of Classic Gray. Then I added two or three coats of Ebony on top of that. Eyeball it to see how dark you want it.
Then I used 3 coats of wipe on Poly. It is sooo easy and my go to sealer.
Glue them all together and wipe away any spills. Clamp em up. I waited 24 hours for the glue to set.
Place the support pieces where you marked the sides and screw them in place. (I glued them first and then screwed them in)
Add pretty hardware! I found these at Target where all of the fun things live.
Now place your iPad on the bathtub caddy and hope to goodness that it doesn't fall in. I'm willing to risk it. I use a cast iron cook book stand to hold my iPad. Yet another Target find!Now turn on The Crown and enjoy your handiwork!
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