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Christmas is coming and I am determined to not put everything off until the last minute this year. I don’t know about you, but I find myself stressed out while I put together gifts on Christmas Eve every single year. Why do I do that to myself? For some reason, I always think I have so much more time than I actually do. It’s ridiculous! This year I’m starting early so I can actually breathe and enjoy the week of Christmas.
My first gift project?
This darling farmhouse bed tray.
Do you ever sit in bed while you work on your laptop and then get in trouble with your hubs for blocking the air to the motor with all your fluffy cozy covers? Yeah, happens here too. I’ve tried to use books underneath but it’s just not all that comfy. The last few months on Insta I have seen some of my maker friends creating risers for their counters. I figured why not widen one a bit and make it a bed tray? So that’s what I did. I grabbed a piece of lumber and some wood feet from the big box store and set to work.
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Alright friends, that’s it!
You’ve just made a killer DIY Christmas gift. You rock.
Making a farmhouse bed tray is a very simple DIY and the perfect beginner project. Just remember to allocate enough time for sanding all those table legs because, seriously, it takes the major brunt of the effort. Repeat after me, “sand, sand, and sand some more!” Nobody wants a sliver.
Don’t skip the glue when attaching the table legs. Those tiny screws will hold, but not securely and not for the long run. If you are going to do it, do it right so it’s not falling apart in a few months.
If you are planning to make several of these, set up an assembly line. Make all your cuts at once, then do all your drilling, stain all the legs, etc. It’ll go much smoother that way. Or you can do them all one at a time, I’m not your mom and can’t tell you what to do.
Including sandpaper and stain, you’re looking at roughly $20 per farmhouse bed tray. If you can find legs/finials cheaper, that would be where you’d save the most. They sure added up quickly. But if you think about it, $20 for a custom tray is pretty darn reasonable.
I’ve got a few of these cuties to make before Christmas, including one for myself. I mean come on, who really wants to freeze her fanny off in the office when she can work from the comfort of her nice warm bed? Speaking of beds, think the man will let me buy new bedding for Christmas too? I’m thinking a subtle ticking striped duvet. Hmmm. Seen any pretty ones? If so, please tell me in the comments!
Guess what time it is?
Yep, it’s Inspire My Creativity Link Party day!
The Inspire My Creativity hostesses are sharing some fabulous DIY gift ideas this week!
Pop by each of their sites for lots of inspiration.
Make sure to stop back next month…