I have on other occasions crushed over the Target Threshold line. I love the way the brand approaches the decorative items. From a variety of price points, they can offer what’s hip and hot in interiors.
Of course I would take note at the end cap with a collection of Agate inspired accessories. I showed much restraint until recently when I noticed this coaster set with that familiar orange clearance tag.
I appreciated the transparent quality of the glass coasters, but thought with just a little manipulation they could look much more realistic. I also didn’t like they way the looked on a dark surface, kind of flat and lost their oomph!
I was also hoping to make them a little less green to coordinate better with my home. And of course a touch of gold never hurt.
I started by doing some research on what real agate looks like and chose a blue variety that I thought would work with my other accessories in the room.
In the photos of the real deal, I noticed the sparkly light grey, almost white centers. So that’s where I started with my transformation.
Other than the coasters, this is what you will need to make your own.
Start by removing the 3 rubber pads from the back of each coaster. I removed the residue with Goo Gone, but I’m not sure it’s necessary.
Then, I began by painting the inside of the back of the coaster with Metallic Champagne craft paint, a pearl color would also work.
Next, I painted the outside of the coasters a light blue craft paint. After both were dry, I repainted the whole backside with the blue color. I found the metallic paint left it still a little more transparent than I wanted.
The last step was to use Rub n Buff in Gold Leaf along the edges of the coasters with my finger. I wanted a little of the edge to show on the top for added depth.
I found Gorilla Glue worked best to get the rubber pads back on. E6000 did not work. Remember that Gorilla glue works with moisture, so I just wiped each pad on a damp paper towel before placing it to the glue I applied to the coaster.
I just love the way they turned out!
And here’s how they look on a wooden side table. I plan to use a few on each table in the living room.
I love when the practical collides with the beautiful for less than $10.
Thank you Target Threshold!
P.S. Target obviously has no idea who I am, other than the regular employees who recognize my familiar face in workout clothes.