As a frequent thrifter, I’m aware of certain things that are CONSTANTLY donated- like clear glass flower vases, picture frames, coffee mugs, and baskets. Another thing I’ve run across again and again? Outdated wooden coaster sets just like this one I spotted at my local Goodwill.
I can remember seeing these in most homes during the 1980s- dark wood and cork coaster sets that looked like little furniture. This one in particular was in fantastic shape- as if it had sat untouched for 35 years. And on the same shelf, I spotted a wooden napkin holder…and that’s when I decided to mate them together into a single piece!
With a few weeks of summer left, I decided to fuse them together and give them a splashy new appearance…turning them into a Snack Station for our porch. First, I sanded down the top of the coaster set to give it a rough surface for wood glue on the bottom of the napkin holder to penetrate.
While the glue dried, I got the coaster trays ready for spray painting. I wanted to leave the cork unpainted, so I used painters tape and a utility knife to carefully block off the cork circles.
And with some equally colorful napkins, I had a snack station set that just screamed summer.
Perfect for a back patio, porch, or deck all summer long.
Time to rethink those stuffy coaster sets, eh?