Every morning, I glance outside, stretch, then reach for my iPhone. Checking the time, I quickly scroll through a few quick things online, then begin my day.
But every evening, I always wish I had my laptop nearby. But with nothing to put it on, I’ve never bothered… until now! Springing up the bedroom with a pipe handled bed tray was the finishing touch my room needed. For MANY different reasons!
This bed tray couldn’t have been simpler to make! I had this reclaimed wood gate in my stash that I wasn’t using any longer. I give something about 6 months, and if it still sits, I take it apart and make something new.
Apart it came and then I measured if it would work with my laptop plans. It was perfect! Debating on using the white side of the boards, the random look won instead. Two support boards were cut to size, which would hold the tray together. Just a VERY simple design.
Screws were attached from the underside so they wouldn’t show. I would have thought the tray would need an extra support, but it was as sturdy as a rock!
And then I went shopping for ‘industrial hardware.’ It was like playing with blocks. You mix and match the sizes and pieces you need. And to shake things up, I chose a mix of black and galvanized finishes.
The handles were ½” fittings and the legs, ¾”. I believe the legs are 6″ long. They were the perfect height!
It is SO EASY to mount pipes! Screw together the fittings, then screw them down. The tray went together really quickly once everything was ready to go.
The bed received a new light fluffing too. With all white pillows and quilt (I already had), the crisp laundry off the line look was ready to chime in spring!
A touch of colour with bright spring blooms and a pretty mug was the perfect finishing touch. It wasn’t that long ago that I had the sniffles and went to bed for a midday nap. I was so wishing for something to put a nice mug of soup on, or the lap top.
And the odd evening my son
hogs gets the TV, it would be so nice to watch Netflix from the comforts of my covers. I am just beyond thrilled this tray has finally happened!
Just note, there is weight to this tray from all the pipes. But that makes it nice and sturdy, which I love.
Since I was somewhat preparing for future sniffles when making this tray, I also picked up some sugar free Black Cherry HALLS® on my hardware run. I always like to have a stash of soothing drops for when the cough and sore throat hits. There’s nothing worse than having to think of these things when you should be enjoying your puffy white pillows and pipe handled bed tray!
I actually had no idea there were so many flavours! I’m on the lookout for the sugar free Breezers non mentholated drops. You know… for when you still enjoy your coffee when you shouldn’t be drinking it. I did really like the Kiwi Apple flavour though!
Dare I even wish that I had the sniffles JUST enough to need to enjoy this little slice of heaven? I think I’ll just encourage my boy to hog the TV this weekend. Works for me!
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