Monday, June 1, 2015

DIY Bathtub Shelf Made Easy

Hello. I love Mondays. I always feel invigorated from the weekend and ready to tackle new projects. I started my week off with this super simple DIY Bathtub Shelf. This is a quick project, as in less than 20 minutes to make. That easy.

I had a couple 1x6's in my garage from my sign projects here and here. What better way to use up some left over lumber, than a simple shelf. I started by cutting one of the 1x6's in half, so each piece was 36 inches. When I measured across my tub, it was 35". Rather than make 2 cuts, I just added an inch. Next I cut my support pieces at 10"each. 

under side

I pre drilled by holes, so the wood wouldn't split. Seems to make sense to me. 

top side

Next I set to work staining. I like the tone of Minwax Dark Walnut. Such a nice deep and rich brown. I love how it brings warmth to any room.

That's it. I let it dry for 2 hours, and it was ready to use.

All ready for a soak tonight.

Lights are ready to be lit.

Where's the glass of wine?

Hope you loved my DIY Bathtub Shelf as much as I do. Enjoy the rest of your day.


  1. Yeah, I totally need one of these! :)

  2. This is awesome! I would love one of these as well! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!

  3. It's pretty and practical, love it! I invite you to share at my Thursday hop. You can link up from Weds night 7PM MST to Sat midnight) Hugs!

  4. Oooo I always think of these only working on claw foot/standalone tubs. Now, if only our tub was a bit bigger for nice luxurious baths! :)

  5. This is super clever and practical but it still has that rustic elegance to it. I love it :)
    I hope you will share your post with our Link Up - Idea box:


  6. What a great idea! Now I want one...thanks for sharing with our Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. love it....nice and simple. I only wished I could bring myself to soak in the tub!!

  8. What a great bath shelf! I had to pin it, would love to make one of these for our tub! (I think I may need one! Happy weekend! xo Holly

  9. Love your shelf! I just might have to have one of these. I'm all about a good soak--

  10. I have always wanted to make one of these...I think you just re-sparked the flame. Yours is so gorgeous! Love it! Saw it on the Vintage Inspiration party
    kim @ Hunt & Host

  11. Great use of the leftover wood! I don't have a secret store of wood, but frankly I'm not sure why. I should be storing up lumbar for great ideas like yours. :) Thanks for sharing on Friday Favorites. Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week. I also pinned your post!

  12. I just love this! Definitely need to make one for myself. A featured this today at The Creative Circle! -Angela, Blue i Style

  13. What a great accent to your bathroom, whether one actually uses it or not ;o) It looks so classy and adds so much personality to the room. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner. Hope to connect with you again this week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

  14. That is a lovely idea, Tabatha! And I like that it costs you nothing. That’s win-win for you. Anyways, I’ve always thought that a white-tone bathtub and wood shelf belong together. You have to love how simple and efficient the idea is: you relax on your hot tub while having something to put your wine glass on! Cheers!

    Erica Spencer @ Culligan Hot Tubs


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