One of my very good Facebook friends asked me about my adjustable palette that she spotted in a photo.  I love this thing and thought I would share with all of you how we made it.


Step  1

We purchased an adjustable overbed table (click here to view it)

Palette Step 1


Step 2

We cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood to the size we wanted.  I wanted mine a little larger than the table.  Mine measures 37″ x 15 1/4″.  We then cut and nailed on trim boards that were 1 1/8″ x 1/4″ thick.  These pieces were cut to fit each side of the plywood and were attached so that approximately 1/4″ extended below the plywood and the remaining thickness was left at the top.  This leaves a secure ledge to keep the plywood from sliding off the table and also keeps the glass top from sliding off the plywood.

Palette Step 2


Step 3

We laid down a layer of medium value grey paper to sit under the glass.  In the alternative, the wood could be painted any color you  want the palette to be under the glass.  (I am just not a fan of the color grey, so I painted mine off white and then laid down the paper.)

Palette Step 3


Step 4

We had a piece of glass cut with the edges ground to lay on the top of the palette.

Palette Step 5


Note:  As you can see, we had the glass cut smaller than the width of the palette.  I am a messy palette keeper and knew I wanted to be able to keep one spot that I would not get paint all over so that I have a spot for my paper towels.  This is personal preference, of course.

Palette Step 6

Hope this helps some of you.  Do you have other palette ideas?  Do you have other questions or blog post ideas?  If so, comment here or let me know through my Facebook page.

Special thanks to my husband who is the other part of this we.  I ask and he thinks of a way to make something.  I think I will keep him until the end!