Sometimes it's the small luxuries in life that really count. A gourmet donut, splurging on some expensive face cream, or maybe a luxury bath caddy to take your next bath experience to spa level? Having a caddy in your bathroom is a great spot to set your bath salts and bombs, a candle or two, or even use as a reading shelf if you like to relax with a good book in the tub. Since we have been loving the lucite trend lately, we thought that a few sheets of acrylic would make a beautiful bath caddy, and I think we were right!
–pvc window moulding (Have it cut at the store if you don't have a saw at home.)
-two pieces of lucite cut to the same size (The hardware store can cut it for you, and I cut my two pieces out of this board.)
-2 handles (You may need to buy shorter screws in the same size at the hardware store if the ones they come with are too long.)
First, have a lucite board cut into two identically sized pieces. Depending on your tub, you may want to tweak the measurements a bit, but this caddy is 35" x 12". So that's the size I had my pieces cut.
Once your size is established, cut (or have the hardware store cut) your pvc trim pieces to create a border that lines up exactly with the outside edge of the lucite rectangle. I used a saw at home so I could make the 45 degree angles. But if you have them cut it at the store, you can just do straight edges. Just cut two pieces the exact width of the lucite for the ends, and then cut two length pieces that will fit between the end pieces to make a border.
Center your two handles on the top board about 2 1/2" away from each end and mark where to drill the holes. (Leave the plastic on the acrylic until you have to take it off so you can keep the surfaces scratch and dust free.)
Use a drill bit the size of the hardware screws for the handles and place a piece of scrap wood under the marked holes. Drill with the drill running backwards while applying pressure into the lucite to drill each hole.
Fully peel off the plastic from the underside of the top lucite panel and peel off one side from the bottom lucite panel too. Take a quick look to make sure you aren't trapping any dust or loose bits in the middle of your caddy, and glue and clamp the bottom panel to the caddy.
Once the glue is dry, you can peel off the remaining plastic, and your caddy is ready for the tub!
So pretty! I love the lucite with the pops of gold and the crisp white trim around the edges. This is functional enough to actually use as well as pretty enough to leave out when it's not in use too! As if you needed an excuse to pamper yourself a bit more, this luxury bath caddy may be just the thing you need! xo. Laura
Credits// Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman, Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.