Saturday, August 31, 2013

Coasters (Rustic Industrial)

Lately I have been on a woodworking kick, 
and just finished making several sets of coasters.

Now, I am using the woodworking term a little loose. I don't have a lot of professional tools, so I just make the most use of the ones I have.
Anyway, I have decided to use up this beautiful weathered wood, to create rustic
additions to the home.

For each set I cut four 4.5 inches squares.

Smooth the edges out with an electric sander and hand painted industrial numbers on it.

For the paint, I used permanent, water resistant acrylic paint.
They turned out great, and I love the natural wood tones each piece has.

On a different note, everyone seems to be in Fall mode...but we are having one of the hottest week we had the entire summer. 
Time to hit the pool this weekend.
Coasters for sale here

Stay Frugal,


Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Those are lovely, Daniela! They would make excellent hostess or Christmas gifts (and great for hard to buy for guys too.)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Love the smoothed edges and the hand painted industrial numbers!
As about summer, I'm with you as we had the BEST summer week so far! Lovely weather, high temperatures around 40°C and low humidity with some wind. Our gazebo is in use for tea time and the balcony has been painted; the painters finished it yesterday. So we are not yet ready for the fall!
Hugs and happy Labor Day weekend to all of you and happy swimming.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love the look! I hear you about the heat, in the Midwest we were sweltering all week!

Libby said...

These coasters are perfect! Love the rustic feel too.

BTW, it's pretty hot and humid around here too. Unless something changes, our fall might be the actual real fall later in the month. But, who knows!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Well Dani - you did it again - I LOVE these!!!
Good luck tomorrow!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute! I am in love with all that weathered wood you have!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

I love the coasters! I have been needing some for forever why didn't I think to use wood? I am only swimming in scraps, I am glad you could help me out!

We have had the hottest week too! Happy swimming!

Anonymous said...

Hello Suzan sent me your way. Your coasters are great, I too love the different wood tones, and the way the numbering brings them all together. Looking forward to reading back through your blog.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Daniela, I am sorry I have not been around just lately, but my mother has been staying with me and I wanted to spend every minute with her. Now everything is back to normal and I can catch up with what you have been up to..... and you never fail to inspire me.
These coasters are such a fabulous idea.... such a great way of using up pieces of wood.
It is lovely catching up with you. Enjoy your day.
Best wishes

Suzan said...

Ooohh! This has "Christmas gift" written all over it! I have the wood, a saw and finally some motivation!
Just started following you. Great blog!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love these Dani! GREAT giveaway at Suzan's!!!

Danni Baird said...

Cute, clever and quick! My kind of project! Love the towels you made for Suzan's giveaway. So fun!

chateau chic said...

Coming over from Suzan's. You are offering a lovely giveaway!! I'm already a follower.
Mary Alice

Donna Wilkes said...

Suzan sent me to visit - love the coaster from recycled wood and will be back to visit your shop - I see pretties in your sidebar. I am now a follower. Great job on the French table linens.

Kirby Carespodi said...

Love this project! I am visiting from Suzan and I'm now a follower!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Dani, these are so perfect! Love the numbers on them! I just came from Suzan's blog. I love the linens you sent her!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

What fabulous coasters Dani! They're so rustic and natural. Love the linens you sent Suzan for the giveaway. Sooo lovely!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

What a lovely prize! It's nice to meet you Dani! New follower.

Cristina Garay said...

They are so cute, Danni! They also make a perfect gift!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You are so creative the coasters!

Anonymous said...

I love the coasters, the mix of wood with black numbers worked well.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love how your coaters turned out! I'm visiting from Susan's blog and I'm delighted she introduce you to me!

Colleen said...

Living in the country, I love the rustic look of the coasters.
You're very creative in your projects.
Became a new follower and also signed up for your email newsletter :}
Have a great day and better day tomorrow

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Think this is so fun. It would make such a fun housewarming present!!!

Style Sisters said...

This is fabulous!!! So creative! Come link up to my linky party and share this post.

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

So simple yet I LOVE these! They're adorable!