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DIY Abstract Summer Coasters

Summer is setting in! We're excited for the beach-worthy weather and endless outdoor entertaining possibilities. With that in mind, we conjured up the simplest DIY with a one-of-a-kind look. These abstract Summer coasters only require 4 items and a little bit of time! Prep for the wave of compliments you'll receive the next time someone asks, "Where did you get these coasters?"

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What You'll Need:

- Four to five 4¼” X 4¼” square tiles in white - Opaque Craft Paint (We used Martha Stewart's Chalkboard paint for texture and opacity) - A few small paintbrushes - Krylon Short Cuts Gloss Finish for Hobby & Craft Paint

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Start by pouring a bit of paint into a palette or old piece of card stock. To create the abstract stipple effect,  dip your paintbrush into a small amount of paint and create short strokes similar to the shapes of tear drops. We alternated between liberal amounts of paint to very little amounts of paint.  You can create sections of the pattern like we did, or create the stipple effect across the whole tile! There is no wrong or right way to create these, each one is a piece of art!

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To create the paintbrush stroke tiles, dip your brush in paint and start about 1/4 of the way down from the top of the tile. From that point, drag your paintbrush straight down applying different amount of pressure while you paint. Start from different points on the tile for varying heights and continue across. The result is a super cool brush effect with different texture and opacities.

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After your tiles have dried, spray them with the Gloss Finish to prevent the paint from flaking off and to seal the tile. To prevent scratches on your table, glue a piece of felt to the bottom of each tile in a complimenting color. Let the tiles dry, and you're done! We weren't kidding when we said it was the simplest DIY ever!

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Simple? Yes! A work of art? Absolutely! We think these cool hued tiles also make an excellent gift for Dad this Father's Day. With a cold bottle or glass of beer and an outdoor barbecue, who can complain? Happy DIY-ing!

DIY: Stenciled Wall
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At Rolling Greens we take pride in how our stores look. We  hope to constantly be inspiring our customers with our creativity. While we were sad to see the holidays go and with it our seasonal displays, we always look forward to what new and exciting projects await.

We took the new year as an opportunity to re-design our Los Angeles store.  Our visual team has been working very hard to create new and inspiring rooms throughout the store. One project had them hand-stenciling a wall! It came out so well a customer even asked where we found the wallpaper. She was shocked to hear that it was hand done, so we thought we would share all the how-to's for this easy fun DIY home project!

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We used Martha Stewart's stencil brushes from Home Depot and used Martha Stewart paint colors.

The gray is Bedford Grey and the ivory is called Gull.

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We chose two different stencil designs to use together and measured out the wall, made all of our pencil markings and marked each square for each stencil.
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... and so the stenciling began
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While the project itself is rather easy, patience is needed to create the desired look!
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Be sure to stop by our Los Angeles location to see all the new and creative projects that are sure to inspire you!