Friday, May 10, 2019

A Bed Tray For Mom/Ten On The 10th

Good Morning!

Welcome to Ten on the 10th where 10 bloggers share ideas all under $10.00. We're all sharing gift ideas to help with your May occasions.
I'm so glad that you are here. Isn't Decor To Adore always a treat? Laura always has such great ideas.

When my children were in their teens they began to make me breakfast for Mother's Day. 
It was always fun to see them working together in the kitchen.

We usually had mock eggs Benedict and fruit. Instead of béarnaise sauce, mock eggs Benedict is made with cheese sauce. 
It's super delicious and easier than béarnaise sauce. 
My family did not bring me breakfast in bed because I always have to have my coffee before I eat but breakfast in bed for mom is a fun tradition for many families. 
The breakfast can vary but an essential ingredient is a tray.
Trays are very easy to make and can be made out of scrap lumber. 
I made a darling tray a few months ago. 

Every once in a while, I get a bee up my bonnet and I think we have too much furniture. 
The thing that I love the least gets put into the discard pile. 
The candidate was this vintage vanity. I picked it up several years ago and painted it white.
The paint finish just didn't hold up to the onslaught of make up products.
I was ready for it to find a new home.

Except this time, I thought that we could cut it apart to make two end tables. Bill helped me cut it apart and route the edges. 
I haven't regretted this change. I love our two little end tables in the living room. 

Being the pack rat that I am, I couldn't throw the middle section of wood away. I thought that the color and curve of the wood were pretty.

I used four candle cups as the feet. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the cup. 
They were $5.39 for a package of 8.  The total for the feet came to $2.69. 
Use the 40% off coupon to save even more. 

I drilled a hole through each of the cups and screwed them onto the underside of my board. 
I stained them to match the top. 
We picked up two drawer pulls on a visit to the home improvement store. 

These are very similar to the pulls I got. $5.16 for both. 

Add some flowers, toast and a hot beverage and you've got breakfast in bed. 

The teacup, saucer and bread and butter plate came from Bill's grandmother. 

The set matches the pillow from IKEA. 

Which, in turn, matches the painting. 
You know how all that goes. 

Let mom keep the tray when she's done with breakfast. 
I want to wish my friends a Happy Mother's Day. 
It is a joyous day but it can also be very painful. I hope that this finds you well where ever you are.
Hop over to see how Carol @ Bluesky At Home . She is always up to something crafty.
Then, stop in to see our other bloggers on the hop. 

Let's Add Sprinkles 
Bluesky at Home 
Patina And Paint
The Apple Street Cottage 
Chasing Quaintness
County Road 407
French Ethereal

I may be linking to these fun parties: 
Sunday: Life and Linda, Lou Lou Girls, Snickerdoodle Sunday, Sundays at Home Silver Pennies Sunday, Bluesky at Home, The Fabulous Party

Monday: Our Home Away From Home, Stone Cottage Adventures, Dwellings The Heart Of Your Home, Oh My Heartisie Girl, A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Monday, Busy Monday, Amaze Me Monday, Over the Moon Linky Party, Creative Mondays, You Are The Star Blog Hop, Metamorphosis Monday, Heart and Soul Link Up, Project Inspired Weekly Link Party, Celebrate and Decorate, Make It Pretty Monday, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Tuesday: Mike and Jan Show, Tuesdays at Our Home, Let's Party, Tuesdays With A Twist, Reader Tip Tuesday Party, Let's Add Sprinkles, Talk Of The Town

Wednesday: Beautifully Made Linky Party, Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesdays, Ducks In A Row, DIY by Design, Reviews, Chews and How Tos, Simple Nature Decor, Waste Not Wednesday

Thursday: A Day Of Small Things, Vintage Charm, Home and Garden Party Thursday, Inspired Creations, Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, Imparting Grace, The Homemaking Party, French Country Cottage

Friday: Friday Features Linky Party, Funtastic FRiday, Friday Favorites, Home matter Linky Party, Flaunt It Fridays, Sweet Inspriations Link Party, Health and Home B4 and Afters

Saturday: Saturday Sparks, Pink Saturday, Anything Goes


  1. Katie your bed tray is so very cute. I really love this idea. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I am so much like you. I hate throwing anything away. Look at the beautiful tray you made out of the scrap piece of wood? I love the tray I also love your breakfast for mom idea. Have a Happy Mother's Day Katie. Thanks for hosting this months 10 on 10th.

  3. I love how you repurposed the whole vanity, Katie! Great idea to use the middle top to make your breakfast tray ~ it turned out beautifully! Your husband did a nice job matching up the routering, too. Love ogee bits!

    Thank you for hosting 10 on the 10th! It's always a pleasure.
    Happy Mother's Day,
    Barb :)

  4. Katie, I love this tray! It is absolutely beautiful and how awesome that you were able to make the tray from a piece of leftover furniture that you had remade into your end tables! Very resourceful! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs!

  5. I'm so glad you saved that middle section of the vanity, it was just perfect for this project! I hope you'll link up with me on Tuesday night for Party In Your PJ's.

  6. Those little tables are so adorable! Love them and what you did by making a tray. Perfect. Next time you get a bee up your bonnet, call me, I'd like to shop in your home. ;)

  7. Katie, You are brilliant for cutting apart the desk. The nightstands are precious. Good that you saved the top. The tray is a great idea. Thanks for hosting this month and I hope you got your breakfast in bed.

  8. You are THE most clever woman I know. And resourceful. I love the end tables and the tray is wonderful! I also love that you shared the story of the breakfasts in bed. Big smiels here!

  9. I don't think I have ever had breakfast in bed.

  10. It all looks so pretty! I love that painting!

  11. You are so cleaver to have used that center section of the desk to make a tray. I love the side tables you got from it too.
    Happy spring, Kippi