John and I are loving paisley right now. It’s such a versatile print, and we don’t see why we shouldn’t put some in our home!
You see, we’ve got this coaster set that has definitely seen its better days. The wood is fading and it’s not doing much for our kitchen.
In fact, way back when we moved into our new home in May, I looked at the coasters as I unpacked them and said “Ugh honey these are ugly.” He laughed and told me we’d get some new ones. pshhh I didn’t need new ones, just pretty ones!
So here we are in December and I decided I couldn’t take it any longer! Last time I was at Hobby Lobby I picked up a can of Krylon’s Arctic Gray that was on clearance, knowing I’d use it for something. And while I was picking up supplies for my little paper Christmas tree, I also picked up a couple sheets of this adorable paisley print paper, at $.44 a pop. I traced the coasters on the backside of my paper and cut them out.
I gave the coasters and their holder-thingy two thin and even coats of spray paint:
Then I pulled out my Mod Podge and put a medium coat directly on the flat side of the coasters and stuck my paper cut-outs on top.
Mod Podge dries pretty quickly, so after about 30 minutes, I applied a coat on top of the paper. Mod Podge is a great sealer, but because I knew they needed to be REALLY water-proof, I applied 3 coats to seal the deal. I didn’t want my paisley paper to end up a wrinkled mess
if when it gets wet.
And it’s as cake as that! Here is the final product, looking so purty on the dining table!
I’m in love with the paisley! Much better than what we had going on before, don’t you think?!
Now instead of them being an eyesore on the dining table, they’re a fun accessory! The whole project cost about 4 bucks and I’ve still got half a can of spray paint left. Love when that happens
Update: I made a few little revisions to our coasters and you can check that out in this post.