My husband jokes that I am secretly trying to paint everything white (more on that here) but I do love color. I love having a neutral (ok, fine, white) palette to work with so that I can add in color. I change my mind a lot and I am very rarely completely satisfied with a room and therefore make changes all the time. I prefer those changes to be in accessories, not paint color. : ) I do love to paint, BUT painting an entire room just doesn’t fit in with the schedule too often. If I go bold, it is with a piece of furniture because that is just easier to paint! Am I alone in this?? Well….Today I’m sharing one of my projects that actually contains color – Color Blocked Coasters. I’m not entirely sure where these little guys will rest, but I’m thinking somewhere in my Craft Room that is yet to be finished!
I actually got these coasters from a friend who thought I could use them for something. You won’t believe what they looked like before.
Not so pretty huh? I fixed that! You only need a few things to turn any coaster into something pretty! You can use any color combination you wish, but I’ll share with you how I made mine!
– Cheapo coasters
– Spray Paint Primer
– Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Praint
– Yellow and White Acrylic Paint
– Painter’s Tape
– Fine Grit Sandpaper
To get started, I spray painted the coasters with a coat of primer first. Then I added on the Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint. I love the oil rubbed bronze because it has a little bit of shimmer to it without screaming glitter! That is why I went with this instead of just choosing a black or really dark brown. This was a nice contrast to the flat acrylic paint.
Once this is completely dry, tear off a piece of painter’s tape and put it on your coaster diagonally making sure to line it up with the corners. Press down firmly to make sure it is fully sealed! Then paint one half with your acrylic paint. I actually mixed the yellow and white because without the white the yellow was a little to primary for me. I wanted it to be a little more muted. So just mix until you get the color you are picturing in your head ; ) Remove your painter’s tape while the paint is still wet, then let dry.
After it is fully dry, take your sandpaper and just distress it. I focused on the edges and trying to blend the yellow in.
Now just grab a drink and use those coasters! No more water rings on my furniture! : )
Color Blocked Coasters