Thrift Item Upcycled Into Family Night Themed Coasters!

When I received a set of old wooden coasters as part of a Thrift Flip challenge,I knew that pretty much every nook and cranny had to be repainted!
The old school, honey-colored wood grain in these coasters matched nothing in my home. I couldn't wait to flip this item into something that was more suitable to my style as well as make it serve as something more than just coasters.
This is how I ultimately changed it into looking:
Below is a collage of all the "lovely" pieces that I had to revamp. Fortunately, I didn't need to repaint the black metal piece since it was still in great condition.
While there were many pieces to be painted, I was fortunate that I did not have to sand each of these items. Chalk paint is excellent for projects such as this!
You will need to paint 3 coats for everything to look evenly coated. Be sure to let everything dry between coats.
For the center, I applied Waverly Chalk Paint (Elephant color) with a thin-bristled art brush.
Love the contrasting paint colors.
Using a white permanent chalk pen, I wrote an activity that my family and I enjoy doing together. All together, I wrote 6 different activities since there were 6 coasters.On weekends, the kids can pull one of the coasters out and whichever activity gets selected, we will do as a family!
Here's another look at how the project ended up looking!
For full tutorial including ideas on 6 "family night" activities, be sure to visit link below:
Tee @ Beauteefulliving
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Sheila Sheila on Feb 07, 2016
    Great idea. Now that the cork is painted, are they still absorbent?

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  • Sheila Sheila on Feb 07, 2016
    "@Sheila Hi Sheila! That's a great question. In my blog post (link below), I showed the full tutorial. I actually sprayed the coasters with a sealant to protect the chalk paint. I imagine the sealant will help so that liquid wouldn't affect the...

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    • Tee @ Beauteefulliving Tee @ Beauteefulliving on Feb 08, 2016
      @Sheila Hi Sheila, the cork after being sprayed with sealant doesn't seem to be absorbent anymore. The liquid beads up which is what I wanted it to do. I wanted to protect the writing and the chalk paint on these coasters. Thanks again for your question.

  • Renata Renata on Feb 11, 2016
    N now they r double functional. : )

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