DIY: Scrabble Coasters

Hey beautiful people! I kinda forgot to post the finished Scrabble coasters. (Please excuse the photo qualities. I have no idea where my camera is :(.)

Here's a quick tutorial of what I did:

Lay out your 4-letter words. There are endless possibilities when you have 100 tiles like I did. the only issue I came across was having just 1 blank tile and an excess of vowels. I turned over an extra tile for a blank space.
I kept my word choices PG

Next, apply a very thin layer of glue to the sides of one tile and press against the next. I've seen another tutorial where someone used super glue, but I like my trusty E6000. When you're all done, you want to let them fully dry (I wanted overnight) and then affix the blocks to rolled cork.
I used a glue gun, but a thin layer of E600 is just as good.

Then using an exacto knife or box cutter, cut off the excess cork.

When that's done, you're ready to seal! I used modge podge and a foam brush. Brush across in one direction to keep an even layer.

And that's it! You are now the owner of super cool, Scrabble coasters. :)

New furniture and things

Three months and no blogging?! Tisk, tisk, tisk.

Well...I'm back! I've been super busy at work and trying to get my apartment to look presentable. For a while it looked like a storage unit with all the boxes and plastic bins I had spread throughout the space. Slowly but surely it is coming along. I never posted a photo of the desk I purchased from back in January. It's called Love in Paris by LumiSource. Really cute and was very easy to put together.

Then in March, I bought a coffee table from Target and a bookcase from Best Buy. (I seriously love the furniture prices from Best Buy online!) Both were quick to put together and all pieces were assembled buy me alone. 'Cuz you know...I'm tough like that. /sweat

And then...the rug. I actually find it the day before the packages for the coffee table and bookcase arrived. After scouring costless furntiure and retail store, Craigslist and Amazon also, I went to the one site I didn't think would help. eBay. Of all places...eBay. This rug was in the eBay store. I thought it would go perfectly with the table. I was right :).

Now I'm in the process of making coasters out of Scrabble tiles. Fun!! Two of them are drying now, so hopefully that will be my next post. Until then...