Thursday, August 19, 2010

Custom coasters

I love coasters. And at our house, it's a good thing. All of us take our drinks with us wherever we go, so we need places to set those drinks.

One of my favorite kinds of coasters is the kind of cork-backed hardboard made by Pimpernel and other companies. I think those are very pretty--but they're also very expensive. I was in need of new coasters for my bedroom when I was at the thrift store and spied these beauties:


What? Don't you like Christmas trees?

Well, this part is beautiful:


Four sturdy coasters for $1.00. And all it took was a coating of spray paint to get rid of the Christmas scene.



I wanted pretty coasters to match my homemade bedding, so I used espresso spray paint for the base. Then I added a stencil and

voila!


Custom coasters for my bedroom, all for an investment of $1, a little spray paint, and a little time. Honestly, I think you can spray paint anything! For more wonderful ideas, check out



15 comments:

Denise said...

What a great idea, and an even greater bargain at that price. I love the pretty motif you used on them. :)

Katie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

Awesome! Now I'll be on the lookout for some coasters next time I'm at the thrift store...

Love Being a Nonny said...

Why don't I ever think of these things? Great idea!

Southern Lady said...

That is a great idea! Why have I never thought to do that? Carla

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

OOh, I like those a lot! Really cute stencil. :) Good makeover!

Anita said...

What a great idea!! I'll have to try it!

Holly said...

Really cute! I started looking for some coasters recently and was shocked at the relatively high prices. I did buy some super cheap ones at IKEA, but they are pretty flimsy and I doubt they'll last too long.

Manuela@TPOH said...

So cute and such a great re-use idea. I just made some coaster with tiles from HD but I like your idea better! I'll have to look for some inexepensive ones to re-make now!

Manuela

abby @ tales and trials said...

What a great idea!! Did you seal them? I didn't know if the paint would run if water got on them.

momof3girls said...

Oh my goodness!!! Such a cute project and your room is so lovely!!! Great job!

Paula said...

Aren't you smart? You'll have to lookout for more of these at a cheap price because they'd make great Christmas gifts.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Well, if that's not clever! I never would have thought to spray-paint coasters, but why not? They really can get so expensive. Love it!

Julie said...

Great idea! I found you at the Shabby Nest :)
itssewfun-julie.blogspot.com

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Richelle! Did you know you won a giveaway at my place last week? I don't think I've received your address yet to ship you your prize! :-)

http://theinspiredroom.net/2010/08/15/living-with-what-you-love-winners/

Patti said...

Very clever idea!!

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