Cheri Peoples


Chalkboard Coasters

by CHERI on February 26, 2011

I have a fun project for you.

Chalkboard Coasters

 

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You’ll need:
Tiles
Paper
Krylon Easy Tak adhesive spray
DecoArt Chalkboard Paint
paintbrush
Rockler Sanding Bug
Self Adhesive Velvet from Rockler
chalk

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1}  I had some inexpensive tiles from a hardware store.

They had the slick shiny surface.

 

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2} I grabbed my Krylon Easy Tak spray and some craft paper.

On the back side of the paper, I traced around each tile and numbered the paper and the tile.

Tiles are never exactly the same size so I wanted the paper to match up with the right tile.

I then sprayed each tile with the adhesive spray.

I applied my paper to the front of each tile.

Then sanded the edges of the paper so nothing stuck out from the edges.

 

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3} Then it was time to apply my first coat of Chalkboard paint.

You paint the first coat in one direction and let it dry.

 

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4} Then you paint it with a second coat in the opposite direction.

Let it dry and cure.

 

5} I traced and cut out a piece of adhesive black velvet for the bottom of each coaster.

I had black velvet so they blend in with the coasters perfectly and it prevents the coasters from scratching your tables.

 

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6} Now comes the fun part.

I love a weathered chalkboard so rubbing that chalk over it and seeing the “patina” of black and white mix is wonderful.

I love DecoArt’s chalkboard paint.  It is fabulous.  It reminds me of an school room chalkboard.

It is not slick and shiny.  Can I say it is PERFECT.

 

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7} I made 9 tiles so my kids could also pull them out and play tic tac toe

They LOVE them.

 

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You can leave reminders for the kids

 

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or sweet messages for the family

 

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Funny little quirky sayings

 

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I painted the sides of my coasters with the chalkboard paint too

Check out other great chalkboard posts over at the DIY Club

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria February 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

cute idea and so fun to use. This would also be a great gift idea.

2 Maria February 26, 2011 at 11:19 am

BTW, I’m having a giveaway….come by to enter.

3 Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking February 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

This is such a great idea. I like it that they don’t look hard to do. Now I am on the search for some tiles next time I am at Lowes.

4 CHERI February 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Thanks –they were so easy and they are really fun.

Cheri

5 Ellen February 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Great idea!…smiles.

6 Kathie March 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

For the tiles try your local FreeCycle site. People always have leftovers from tiling projects. With luck you can get some for free.

7 Shelley April 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

I found you on Whisper Wood Cottage – I totally did the same thing! Great minds think alike 😀 I love mine and wish I would have made them a long time ago… well, the top of my coffee table probably wishes I would have done them a long time ago! Ha!

Shelley

8 Vivienne @ The V Spot December 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

Super cute! 🙂 Lots of options for that. (Mr. Always Right cracks me up.)

9 Katie December 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

WOW–these are awesome! I love how versatile these can be!

10 Cheri Peoples May 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

If you sent me an e-mail about making 50 of these for a wedding please e-mail me at
cheri@itssoverycheri.com
My other e-mail was hacked and LIVE.com shut my e-mail account down and I can not get into my e-mail any longer.

Cheri

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