We maybe should have gone with the cupholder add-ons
July 16, 2013 6:07 PM Subscribe
Coasters! We just got a new beautifully crafted wood table. It's super fancy with removable leaves and an inset layer (for puzzle doin'!) and extra doohickeys for boardgaming and it's going to be for games, eating, laptopping, and more. Problem: I am a slob. Problem 2: I have never been in the habit of using coasters. Problem 3: We don't own any coasters right now I can make myself use right away.
So, how did you get yourself into the coaster-using habit? Would you do some window-shopping for really lovely/amazing/innovative coasters and share links with me? And, what should I do when I inevitably forget to use a coaster to minimize any damage? In the past I've either not cared enough about the furniture for it to matter, or it's not been wood.
posted by Mizu to Home & Garden (32 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Style guide for coaster shopping:
-Natural materials and inspirations like stone, wood, leaves, leather, verdigris copper, pottery with organic-feeling glazes are all lovely, as well as textile and fiber art pieces.
-But heavy is annoying and liable to get dropped poorly onto the table and ding things (and my fingers)
-It would be cool if they stored or displayed neatly in some way
-Also nerdy fun science things are great! But something other than the typical caffeine molecule diagrams and such, please.
-I might use this as an excuse to crochet things; I'd be happy to buy patterns for crochet or embroidery if you have any suggestions.