~Charleston Room Makeover On A Budget Series~
In the midst of making over my Charleston Room into a coastal cottage decor, Gloria pointed out to me that the coasters I was using don’t have a coastal look to them. She’s right and even though they are Charlestonish, they don’t have the light, pastel look of everything else in the room. That meant it was time for a trip to Lowe’s for more tiles. These were even easier to make than the Charleston Coasters I made a couple of years ago and they fit right in with the look I’m going for in the room.
I bought six 4 x 4 white tiles and used paint and stencils I previously bought for another project. The tiles were .88 cents each, so this is definitely a budget friendly project!
I cut squares of laminated burlap to use for the backing. I cut them slightly smaller than the tiles and hot glued them to the back.
I used Waverly Brand Chalk Paint in Celery and Cashew for two of the tiles, I found a lovely Deep Peach Craft Smart chalk paint on sale at Michales. I also found these stencils at Michaels.
I gave each tile two coats of paint, allowing for quick drying time between the coats. Once dry, I taped a stencil in place and used the Cashew color to paint them.
Once they were completely dry, I sprayed Polycrylic Finish over each one. I wanted to make sure they would be water resistant, so I gave them three coats. It dries very quickly.
From start to finish, it took me under an hour to turn plain old tiles into coastal coasters. I’m loving how they turned out. Such a simple and inexpensive project adds a great touch to the decor of the room.
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Have you used tiles to make coasters? It’s so easy and you can personalize them in so many different ways.
Charleston Room Makeover On A Budget Series~
Introducing the Series
DIY Extra Long Curtain Rods
Single Letter Monogram With Lace
Thrift Store Wall Curio
Coffee Table Tray
Chalk Painted Side Tables in Green
Annie Sloan Old White Coffee Table
DIY Open Frames
Rocking Chair Makeover
China Hutch Makeover
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!