You know how there are some bloggers out there who seemingly power through an entire room makeover in a matter of days? One day you see the not-so-beautiful before shot and by the end of a weekend, they’ve DIY-ed their way into a magazine show piece. Ladies, I am NOT that girl. When it comes to home decor, I have to take my time formulating ideas and slowly making decisions (aka convincing The Husband that my ideas rock). It’s a slow and arduous process, but I’m more than happy to share updates along the way!
You may remember my frame makeover I shared a few months back and I’m happy to be here today sharing the newest project that I’ve completed: Cheap and Easy Lace-Stenciled Coasters!
When The Husband and I were first married, the majority of our decor had some form of palm trees in it and somewhere along the line, people were convinced that palm tree decor was the thing to gift us for any holiday, birthday, or anniversary. Needless to say, I am so over palm trees and in all honesty, I was over the palm trees about six months after we were married and that was nearly 10 years ago.
Here are the coasters that have been used in our formal living room for the past 9.5 years:
They were a sweet gift and it was a sweet gesture, but I just. can’t. handle. the. palm. trees!
- pkg. of cork coasters (mine are from Hobby Lobby)
- Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint, Deep Turquoise
- Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint, Cottonball
- American Number Stencils
- paper lace doily
- paint dauber or foam brush
- paper plate
1. Squirt a small amount of the white paint on to the paper plate. Dab the paint dauber in the paint just enough to get a light coating of paint. You don’t want it too thick!
2. Off set the lace doily on the coaster and carefully dab the paint on top, making sure to get paint in all of the openings. This is where I wished I would have had a doily with larger holes. Keep that in mind when purchasing your supplies.
3. Repeat step two, carefully moving the doily back each time so that the entire corner is covered.
4. Do steps 1 through 3 for as many coasters as you wish to make and allow them to dry before moving on.
5. Place the Americana Number Stencil on the dried coaster. It’ll be too large to fit adequately on the coaster, but that was exactly the look that I was going for. Apply the turquoise paint liberally on top of the stencil.
6. Repeat step 5 for the remainder of the coasters. Allow them plenty of time to dry before putting them to use.
See how cute they turned out? I’m in love with them for a few reasons: a) there are no palm trees in sight, and b) they cost me less than $5 so I can easily make new ones should I tire of these.
These would also make a cute housewarming or holiday gift! Tie them up with some coordinating baker’s twine and you’re set.