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Painted stenciled wooden coasters

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you’re weekend has been great! I’ve caught my first cold this season, so mine hasn’t been that awesome at all, but hey, I did end up making these painted stenciled wooden coasters that I’m showing you today!


I don’t know, if you remember these mini floating shelves I made this summer? Well, I found out back then, that those were wooden plates, meant to serve octopus on…well, I’m not an octopus fan, and I just can’t imagine having it on these untreated wooden plates! It just seems really odd, but who cares, cause I went to get more and made these fun rustic coasters from them! The plates are perfect coasters to DIY.


I started, by giving them some brushes of white chalky finish paint. And then they looked like this.


I added numbers with my Martha Stewart stencils that I absolutely love. Simple and easy. I think they look really nice. I used a black permanent marker for this.


After the numbers were dry, using my brush and with the paint that was left on it, I lightly brushed over the numbers again, so they’d look a bit distressed. I waxed them and they were done!






Now, they can be pretty on the table just like that, or I can use them as coasters to hold things like ….


a pretty candle light…



a cute pumpkin cause it’s fall y’all…



or my yummy latte of course!

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I love that you do and I appreciate it very much! Wishing you a lovely day!

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    29/09/2016 at 03:51

    Great project Katrin! I love them–their beautiful simplicity and usefulness. Thanks for linking up your posts with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

    • Katrin
      29/09/2016 at 20:33

      Thank you so much Diana!

  • Amber Harrop
    27/09/2016 at 23:39

    I love these coasters – I always love your style – thank you for stopping by I am Pinnable it is always an honour to see you there

    • Katrin
      28/09/2016 at 19:35

      You’re so sweet, Thank you so much AmberJane!! I’m happy to come to your parties!!!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    27/09/2016 at 16:49

    Katrin, these are the perfect coasters! I love the aged look to them, and I am a huge fan of numbers! They are so simple, but so effortlessly cool! I need some of these. I will be looking for some small plates like these, you have managed to use them for so many projects that would fit right into our decor. I love the way your mind works, and that you put together simple projects that we can all attempt on our own! Thanks!

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      28/09/2016 at 19:31

      Thanks Nikki! I think they are a lot of fun and I can see myself making a lot more in different styles! You know me…. easy peasy is my middle name, lol!

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    24/09/2016 at 01:32

    Love this! I need new coasters and maybe I can do something similar.

    • Katrin
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      Thanks Carol! I’m sure you’ll come up with an awesome and beautiful idea!!

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    21/09/2016 at 05:16

    Octopus plates? lol, that is interesting. Love them as coasters and your shabby finish is awesome. I like the number stencil too. Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Pinned. Hope you feel better.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2016 at 07:06

      Right?? They say it tastes better on wood, but I haven’t tried! I prefer them as coasters too….

  • Marie
    21/09/2016 at 01:54

    Wow! These are seriously stunning! Such an easy DIY with such gorgeous aesthetics. I love them. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!

    • Katrin
      22/09/2016 at 07:05

      Thanks so much Marie!

  • Michelle
    20/09/2016 at 16:14

    Oh man Katrin, they’re beautiful. So rustic and charming and the dry brushing looks amazing. I must say I love octopodes, but not on a plate.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2016 at 07:03

      Aw Thanks friend, I’m quite happy with how they look on my tables…. and yes, without Octopus!

  • Debrashoppeno5
    20/09/2016 at 13:17

    Love this project. It is so easy and useful. The coasters turned out great.

    • Katrin
      22/09/2016 at 07:02

      Thank you so much Debra!!

  • vanessa
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    These turned out great and I love the distress look. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. You Rock!!!

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:24

      Thanks so much Vanessa!

  • Pili
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    Haha Katrin, I have to say I looove octopus (pulpo a la gallega to be precise) and I can’t imagine eating it from a different plate than a wooden one. But at the same time you gave them another use and they look really nice, love the rough look of the paint, it makes them unique. You can send the octopus my way, don’t worry 😉

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:23

      Pili I didn’t know that, after all these years! But I can imagine it must be different. Well, for me they were so nice and cheap and the actual plate is a great diy product, lol! I will send the octopus your way no problem, lol! I do love choco though and it is a bit similar, no??

  • Jas @All that's Jas
    19/09/2016 at 22:33

    Great idea! They look much better now and without the octopus on them 🙂

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:22

      Jas, Thanks so much, I agree!!

      • Pili
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        By the way, the raw wood is used because it keeps any moisture from the octopus and it doesn’t taste “watery”. There’s a reason for everything 😉

        • Katrin
          15/02/2017 at 19:00

          Ha! That is why! Thank you for the info, good to know! makes sense actually!

  • Ellen
    19/09/2016 at 22:01

    DIY coasters are just what I need. Quick question that only the very craft challenged like myself need to ask- what sort of wax did you use to seal the coasters? I agree that serving octopus on these would be a mistake, spare the octopus please! Thank-you for a fun and easy project, as always.

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:21

      Hi Ellen! I should have included a photo of the product I use. It’s Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax for furniture and wall what I use to give them a nice finish and also if something spills it will be easier to clean it up and it won’t soak right into the wood. You can just rub it on with a cloth. So after speaking with my friend Pili, she said that Octopus has to be served on wooden plates, well, that’s how they do it here, because apparently it tastes a lot better than on ceramic. Oh well, good to know! Thank you for stopping by always!

  • Keri
    19/09/2016 at 21:50

    Katrin, i want some octopus plates! These are sooooo cute!! They look so great with numbers stenciled on them and I like the chalky paint finish too. Such a versatile wooden coaster, very cool!

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:17

      Haha, I bet you could use normal wood slabs as well. I can’t find those here, so these plates were great too. Thanks Keri!!

  • Uwe
    19/09/2016 at 21:17

    Katrin, die sehen echt toll aus!
    Viele Grüße

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:16

      Danke Uwe!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    19/09/2016 at 19:02

    Katrin I can see you are not a fan of octopus and that is a good thing because you came up with this super idea for coasters. I love what you did to them here with the cute stencils. As for the octopus let them find some real plates!

    • Katrin
      20/09/2016 at 07:14

      Haha, yes Mary, I like these little plates as coasters better! Thanks friend!

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    The coasters look beautiful, Katrin! I’m sure the octoposus are grateful that you repurposed those plates into something different. 😉
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    • Katrin
      19/09/2016 at 18:39

      Hahaha, yes, I hope they’re happy Julie, those plates were meant for a different purpose for sure! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m feeling slightly better today, but I’m happy Monday is over!

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    Those are so cute Katrin! You did it again with your quick and easy super cute coasters. I love how they turned out! I can’t image eating octopus off of them YUCK! I would just use them to pretty up a table.

    • Katrin
      19/09/2016 at 18:38

      Hi Linda! Thank you so so much! It is yucky to think of eating that off of the wooden plate, no?? I thought so too!