How to Make Gilded Coasters

Recently I picked up some glass coasters at Target (where else?) for a pretty good price, $10.00 for four agate look-a-likes.
I thought they were looking a little plain around the edges though and I wanted to add a little bling to them.  Because if you sit around too long in my house, you will either get painted gold or white.  At first, I was going to use gold Rub-n-Buff, but couldn't find it anywhere, which tells me that I really need to clean out and organize my craft supplies.  Maybe after the holidays?  Did I just say the holidays?  Is Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas really next month? 
I never found the Rub-n-Buff but I did find a gold metallic marker.  Would that all my projects were this quick and easy! 
I didn't seal them, so I'll have to see how they hold up after they're washed off a few times.
They're going on the stacking side tables that I finally got around to finishing.  I had to resand the top of the smallest one and spray paint the legs that I decided not to do a gold dip on.  Do you see Jacob on the couch watching TV?  Completely oblivious to his mom taking pictures.  Doesn't he look comfy though?
I love how the gilded edges look with the deep green of the coasters and how they play off of the gold thrift store lamp that I made over and wrote about in this post.  Just plain pretty next to that lamp and some white hydrangeas from Trader Joe's.  I love these pretty little details in a room.

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  1. I've almost bought those coasters like 18 times. Love the pop of gold you added, of course!!

  2. The gold made all the difference! Lovely!


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