Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Coasters Your Grandmother Would Be Proud Of

I had mentioned before that I had picked up a few extras at Salvation Army.  This is one of those extras:

Yep!  Another 95 cent find.  My kitchen was decorated with apples....many years ago.  I am so past that now.  I got some of my Cosmo Cricket paper (not much left now) and set to work.

First, I painted just to hide some of that bold checkered apple pattern.  You know I would have skipped this step if it had been possible...but those were some strong colors and patters.


 Added the paper.


I painted and distressed the coaster holder viola.  I'm thinking of holding this one as a gift.




Nancy's Couture said...

WOW!!! I would have just walked right by those. It's amazing what you can do with a little paper! I love the new look of the coasters soooo much. I especially love the spring-y colors you chose.

Prairie Patch said...

Those are so cute, Lyndee. Did you cover them with a sealant of some kind?

Leigh the sewing diva said...

lyndee! how could you spoil those beautiful coasters!!!! :-)

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Tiffany said...

Those look great! They would make a great gift. I, too, would have walked right past without seeing the potential..

sarah said...

love it! I just bought some coasters and I can't wait to cover them :)

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

Very clever to see the potential in those ugly coasters. I love the new ones! The papers you chose are so fun and would brighten my day everytime I used them. Thanks for sharing!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

These are great! I am going to have to file this away in my "To Do" list of crafts. Love your name and the way it's spelled!:-)

this blessed nest said...

what a fun idea!


thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!

happy weekend.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Fab gift idea! I love the patterned paper. I can see this with a cute ribbon wrapped around it. :)

Angie and Lisa said...

How did you distress the edges??

* The Design Confidential said...

new follower here from making the world cuter! nice to meet you and now i will be following along with your site!

Gloria Fox said...

New follower from Making the World Cuter. Very cute coasters! Have a great Sunday!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Also a new follower from Making the World cuter! Great blog!

To Sew With Love said...

cute blog! found you through the follow along! new follower here ^^)

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

To distress the edges of the coasters, I just used a chalk ink. LOVE the stuff! It was given to me by someone. Those those type of gifts.