Everyone has at least one piece of furniture in their house that they are particular about. There might be a certain chair they don’t like pets to sit on or maybe a rug they won’t allow potentially dirty shoes near-for me, it’s my coffee table. It was the first real piece of furniture I bought after I got out of college and I finally didn’t have to share everything with roommates. The table was quite a financial splurge for me at the time, and so I took extra pains to make sure that there was always a coaster nearby whenever I sensed a drink approaching it’s richly dark finish.
We have had the same plain wooden drink coasters for-like-ever, so I decided it was high time to give them a makeover. I mean, the coasters should at least be as cool as the table they are sitting on, am I right?
I first lightly sanded the coasters and applied a few even coats of Krylon Satin spray paint in Ballet Slipper.
Once the circles were cut, I used Elmer’s Glue to adhere the paper to the circular indent in the coaster and set a glass on top of the paper so the edges wouldn’t curl as it dried. Once the glue set, I added three coats of Triple Thick Glaze (with adequate dry time in between each coat) so that wet glasses could be set on top of the printed area.
Because I am such a weirdo about my coffee table, I also added those little felt circles to the bottom of each coaster. I always cringed before when I heard them sliding across the table, and now they make the most lovely “whoooosh” sound instead.
Overall, I really love how they turned out! Instead of sad little weathered coasters, they are now fresh and bold with a graphic twist. I think I just heard my coffee table breathe a sigh of relief…