I apologize for jumping around in the posts over the past few weeks - from the office to the front yard and back to the office. I had fully intended to show you the flowers in the front, but it has been raining for two days and I haven't been able to get any decent pictures. The rain has provided me with a good excuse to do another project for the office. If the weather improves I should have part 3 of the Curb Appeal saga ready to go in a few days.
One thing that I was really nervous about when we picked out the wooden desktop for the office was that it would easily stain. I am a magnet for pens exploding, drinks spilling and Sharpie pens without lids scribbling where they aren't supposed to. We took an extra precaution and coated the wood with poly, but I was still nervous about putting my hot coffee mugs right on the wooden surface - I didn't want my beautiful desk to have mug rings on it. I was in need of some coasters.
Time to get my craft on.....
We had some square white tiles hanging around that the previous home owners had left us, and I had a brand new can of Valspar metallic gold spray paint that I couldn't wait to use. So with just 4 tiles, painter's tape, spray paint and some felt pads, I set about to make myself some new coasters. The process is really quite simple, so I'll let the pictures below speak for themselves. The gold paint is awesome - it's very shiny and reflective. And if you noticed that I went from 4 coasters to 3, you aren't imagining things....I wrecked one during the drying process. Impatient me.
Even though I wrecked one, I am really very happy with how they turned out. They are the perfect size for my big coffee mugs and give just a little bit of bling to the office space. Everyone needs office bling, right?
Linking to: Hi Sugarplum!