I don't know about you, but we eat and drink all over our house. I know that things would be cleaner if we confined food and drinks to the kitchen, but the truth is that I really like to carry a drink with me wherever I am. And if I am allowed to do it, it's only fair that the rest of the family be allowed to do it, too.
One consequence of this casual take-your-drink-wherever-you-like policy is that we need coasters. Lots of coasters.
My favorite coasters are the ones made by Pimpernel. You know, the ones with the cork backs and the beautiful scenes on the front. Only problem is that they are expensive. Too expensive for me to have them everywhere I'd like to have them. So here's an economical solution: Dollar Tree coasters.
Now, Dollar Tree coasters are just the right price for me, but unfortunately they do not have those beautiful scenes on the front. The last ones I found looked like this:
These are fine for Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans' Day, but they're not quite what I had in mind for the other 361 days of the year.
Solution? Black spray paint, of course! Presto chango!
Nice and plain, but not quite what I wanted. So I pulled out some stencils and gold paint, and now I have these:
And the really cool thing is that I've made two with the harlequin design (for my bedroom), two with the fleur de lis (for the guest bedroom), and I still have two left from that $1.00 package! Maybe I should paint those a brighter color and add some polka-dots or something. Or a monogram might be nice. What do you think?
Check out the other cool projects at Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks for giving us the chance to share, Susan!