Our sweet basset hound Petey's kennel is beside the bed on my side and I use it as my nightstand. The grates of the kennel don't fair well with the glass of water that I like to keep beside the bed. I had been using a hard back book as a stabilizer but wanted something cuter and larger. One day I would like to have a wood kennel like the below.
As I was thinking about my diliema I decided that a tray would be the perfect solution. I went to Ross cause I knew they had inexpensive trays. I couldn't find one that I liked but I went ahead and purchased and planned to paint it. The tray looked like this from the store.
I mod podged a piece of scrapbook paper to the bottom and painted the rest with brown paint. I was attempting a bit of texture but wish I would have done it smoothly instead. All in all I am happy with the turn out.
It works perfectly and matches nicely with the decor of the room. Since having the tray I haven't spilt my water and I can keep all my bedside items in one spot nicely.