I have been on the hunt for a nice tray for my vanity and Alex drawer for a long time now. Either the ones I find just don’t match the style I’m looking for, or they are unnecessarily expensive . On a random trip to Lowes to pick up some home supplies, I spotted some marble tiles that weren’t sold by the box and decided I would attempt to make my own marble tray. This DIY version cost me less than $25 to make and took about 30 minutes.
Piece of marble
Handles these are straight bar style kitchen cabinet pulls also from Lowes
Industrial Strength Adhesive
Package vinyl Bumpers
Measuring tape or Ruler
Once you have the placement marked apply the bumpers, these are self adhesive but for extra hold I applied a dot of the E600 industrial strength adhesvice as well.
Turn the tile over and mark where you want your handles
Apply a dot of adhesive
Place your bars, press down to set
Use a q-tip to clean up any excess adhesive and allow to dry.
That’s it! Now you can decorate your new tray and place on your dresser, counter or vanity.
Cost breakdown (I purchased all material at Lowes);
6 x 6 marble tile $3.15
Vinyl square bumpers 12 pack $2.98
2 3″ Stainless Steel Pull Bars $11.94
E-600 Industrial Adhesive $3.99
+ tax my total cost was $24.05
What do you think of this DIY project?