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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. 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/

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