Apr 7, 2014

Spring Inspired Painted Coasters

Well it seems as though I cannot shut up about Spring.

I've been all about it here on the blog lately...

And now here I am blabbing about these lovely SPRING INSPIRED COASTERS I painted recently.

But I'm sure you don't blame me. I think everyone is ready for the color and warmth Spring brings!

I was inspired to make these coasters the minute I saw Abby's from Just A Girl And Her Blog!!

She made some fabulous Anthropologie Inspired Coasters that just scream SPRING!!

Anthropologie-Inspired Geometric Coasters at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Aren't hers so fun?!

I obviously didn't do an exact copy cat. Instead I used some boring wooden coasters I already had sitting on my end table and spruced them up a bit with craft paint in some fun Spring colors.

I'm telling you...there is NOTHING paint can't bring back to life!

Here are the coasters sans paint...

To say they were boring is an understatement! They just looked so sad on my end table!

The update was an easy one! I just taped off my design and painted 2 coats of craft paint (Apple Barrel's Tropic Orange and Pale Green).

I wanted the wood to show through the paint just a tad and that's exactly what I got with 2 coats!

After the paint dried I applied 1 coat of Mod Podge to seal the paint and protect the coasters.

Would you believe this was my first time using Mod Podge?!

Needless to say, I am in love!

When the Mod Podge dried, I was left with the most perfect gloss ever! And I love that you can see the brush strokes!

And I just had to do a little before and after...

I just love how they turned out!

Aren't they just so fun and cheery now?!

How are you bringing Spring into your home? I'm obviously obsessed with this season, so please do spill!

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Lena said...

They are so fun and cheery :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I'm glad you agree, Lena! Thank you!

Vel Criste said...

Their so cute Selene! Great idea!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Vel!! They were so fun to paint!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

This is a wonderful idea to spruce up regular old coasters! You're so smart to use mod podge to seal them too. I just bought my first bottle of mod podge a couple of years ago and love it! I adore the colors you used...they're very springy! :) I just got out my Easter/Spring decor the other day. Hopefully I can get it up on the blog soon. :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Lisa!! I'm seriousle obsessed with Mod Podge now!!
I deny wait to see your Spring Decor!!

Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

Oooh I love how yours turned out, Selene!!! So beautiful!

~Abby =)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Abby!!! And thanks for the inspiration!

House in the Heights said...

These are great! I loved Abby's too! Believe it or not, I've never used Mod Podge either! I have some waiting for me in our garage, I just haven't gotten around to using it just yet. Hopefully soon :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks!! I'm glad I wasn't the last one on Planet Earth to try Mod Podge!!

Deonna Wade said...

Hey Girl! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog. I was just stopping by to say hello! I really love these and am pinning for inspiration for later. I am doing a great spring necklace giveaway and would love for you to come by and enter to win :) Have a joyful week!