By Ashley of Cherished Bliss
Hello there Love Grows Wild Readers! It’s Ashley from Cherished Bliss and I’m so excited to be back again this month sharing another tutorial with you! I just finished my living room reveal, and I’ve been working tirelessly on redoing my kitchen, so it was nice to do a quick project that I could finish in one day! : ) Nothing like a sense of accomplishment to give you a little boost to finish out those longer projects! Today I am sharing how I made these Distressed Color Blocked Coasters!
I actually got these coasters from a friend who thought I could use them for something.
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 did 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 like 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! : )
Do you have any old coasters lying around you would love to “upgrade”?
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I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! If you want to see what I’ve been up to over on my blog, I’d love to have you stop over and say hi! : ) Here’s a little sneak peek! : )
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Liz, you are genius! I have a set of coasters that are not very pretty…this is the perfect solution! Thanks for the inspiration!
Then this is perfect for you! Our contributor, Ashley, did a beautiful job color blocking these coasters!
These are perfect, I am SO making them!
Those colors are totally fun, right? Thanks for stopping by, Kayley!
Great color combination. These coasters are really pretty.
Thanks, Carmody! Aren’t those colors fun? So glad you could stop by!
I love how these turned out, especially the distressed finish!
Thanks, Ginnie! I love the distressed edges too! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love this! ORB spray paint is an amazing thing… I was wondering if they’d need to be sealed against the moisture from a sweaty glass? Shows how much I know (read: verrrry little!) about paint! Thanks!!
I agree, Mary! I love the oil rubbed bronze color! You could spray the coasters with a protective sealer (clear gloss) or even paint on a layer of Mod Podge, if you’d like. Either should protect the spray paint just fine! Thanks for stopping by!
Looks so easy, but so cute!
I was just wondering in your had to use the ORB spray paint? I want to do coral and light blue to go with my bedroom makeover. I don’t own ORB spray and honestly won’t have time to pick some up. Also, I’m using thin wood planks that I cut to size. They work!
Thanks for posting!
Those colors would be really cute, Scarlett! Any brand spray paint in the colors you like should work just fine. I’d love to see how they turn out!