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5 Ideas for a Makeshift Bath Tray

5 Ideas for a Makeshift Bath Tray

For the bath enthusiasts among us, here are five favorite bath trays from the editors of Remodelista. Each one is made from found objects with the sole purpose of holding bath brushes and reading material.

Above: A simple DIY bath board made from an old wooden ironing board or plank of wood; photograph from La Maison Douce.

Above: A simple DIY board that offers a secure place for candles; from Design Sense.


Above: LA interior designer Michaela Scherrer uses a dried banana leaf in an eco-minimal master bath in Malibu.

Above L: Reclaimed wooden boards sit across a freestanding bathtub. Photograph of Jason Gnewikow and Jeff Madalena’s home via Design Sponge. Above R: A rough hewn bath plank via Martha Stewart Living.

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10:27PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

When I get my own place one of the first things I will do is take a relaxing bath with bottles of nice scented bath things, candles, and a bath tray with a book and a few other items on it.

10:24PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

I've actually never just relaxed in a bathtub.

I haven't even had a bath (it's been strictly showering) since I was a kid.

5:48PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

good ideas

2:47AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

I am still looking for a weathered board to do that.

2:04PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013


3:47PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

love if i had a tub.

11:49AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

All quite beautiful. Not too sure if the banana leaf would stay upright.

7:15AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

I like the rustic destressed look.

1:54AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

The candles and the green look like the best ideas...

1:19PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013


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