This past week, I did some major editing to my Pinterest account – transferring pins from an old account to my new one. While repinning hundreds of images (and I am not exaggerating) was super annoying, it actually reminded me that I’ve found some pretty cool stuff in my many hours on Pinterest. In particular, I rediscovered a project that I had found several months ago for DIY coasters.
Recently, I broke one of my pretty coasters from Anthropologie. So, when I was reminded of this project, it seemed like fate; I had to try it. Coincidentally, I was also participating in a “Secret Snowflake” drive at school and figured coasters would make a thoughtful, handmade gift. If the gift came out well, then I’d make some for myself too! Unfortunately folks, Do-It-Yourself is not always pretty, and this adventure down DIY Lane turned out to be less fruitful than I had hoped.
The “creator” of the project claimed that it would be hard to mess up, and I guess when the instructions are just to drop ink on a coaster that’s pretty true. To my dismay, however, my random blobs and dots of color did not take on the same abstract, super-cool, artsy effect that I felt was captured in the images above. I now get why Jackson Pollock is considered such a genius! Making random look good is hard!
The other “uh-oh” during my adventure was that I was never able to cover the entire tile with ink. Despite my diligent efforts to ensure all of the blobs collided or overlapped with one another, several odd white patches of the original tile remained uncovered. The final effect reminded me of sunburnt skin in the middle of peeling; obviously, not the intended result.
I was so disheartened after the first two tiles that I abandoned the project. Anyone need two white floor tiles? Anyone?