A Fun Tropical Pineapple Stenciled Table Upcycle

How To Make A Chalk Paint Pineapple Stenciled Table

Why pineapples? I have a thing about Pineapples. Which is probably why my sister gave me some pineapple knobs for Christmas. I was dying to use the pineapple handles for a furniture upcycle. That’s why I made this pineapple stenciled table.

I think of pineapples as being the king of fruits. I hate to admit it, but I’m easily seduced by great looking packaging. As far as fruit go, the pineapple wins hands down in the looks department. Also having been brought up in the tropics I do like tropical themed crafts. Last year I made a tropical themed birdhouse decoration.

There was not much wrong with the console table I picked up from the junk store. It was the perfect size for my lounge with 2 handy draws for the remote and takeaway menus. It was just a bit boring and tired looking. All it need was a bit of pimping with paint and new handles to turn it into something delightful and a bit more interesting.

As well as a tropical theme, I wanted to give the console table a shabby chalk paint makeover gold and black paint job. New pineapple knobs just added to the whole effect on the pineapple stenciled table.

Console table before

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What You Need For A Stenciled Table Makeover

Pineapple knobs for DIY stenciled table

Painting the stenciled table

1. I wanted to go for a black and gold shabby, chippy paint effect. To achieve this firstly I spray painted the edges of the console with the gold chrome spray paint. It’s best to do this outside as spray paint can be a bit smelly.

2. Once the gold paint is dry and before covering the console table with the black chalk paint, I brushed vaseline on the edges and corners where I wanted the gold paint to show through.

3. Next, paint the table with the black chalk paint and leave to dry. Once dry use a cloth to rub away the black paint from the edges where you put the vaseline. The paint should come away easily revealing the gold underneath.

Spray painting the table gold
Applying vaseline to the corner of the table
Rubbing off the chalk paint in the corners

How to Make the Pineapple Stenciled Table

I used 2 pineapple stencils for this stenciled table. They were actually the same design but different sizes.

1. The first thing I did was tape the large pineapple stencil with masking tape to the top of the cupboard and sprayed with the gold chrome paint.

If you can’t get the stencil to lie totally flat then I recommend using a stencil brush and a dabbing motion. You can either use some liquid gold paint for this. Or as the stencil is only a small area, you can spray some of the gold paint out of the can to create a paint puddle. Then use this puddle of paint with the stencil brush.

Spray painting the pineapple gold

2. Next, I taped the small pineapple stencils to the side of the table. Again I painted these with gold paint. The table was laid down on it’s side so that the paint did not run.

Stencilling the pineapples on the side of the table

3. Even though the pineapple knobs my sister gave me were the inspiration for this pineapple stenciled table. They were the wrong colour (silver). So I simply spray painted them with the gold paint to match the stenciled pineapples on the table.

4. For the finishing touch, I lined the two drawers on the stenciled table with pineapple gift wrap.

Finished pineapple stenciled console table

5. Finally to seal the chalk paint I applied clear furniture wax with a soft cloth to the pineapple stenciled table.

Pineapple stenciled table:
Pineapple stenciled table: I love pineapples and upcycled this thrift store console table with a fun pineapple themed upcycle.
Pineapple stenciled table: I love pineapples and upcycled this thrift store console table with a fun pineapple themed upcycle.

The pineapple table really fits in well with my pineapple decor. I’ve even made some gold crushed can DIY planters to match the theme.

10 minute crushed gold diy planters

If you liked this post you might want to check out some of my other furniture upcycles.

Pineapple Stenciled Table

Pineapple Stenciled Table
Upcycled console table. Painted in black and gold chalk paint using the vaseline method to give a shabby glam look. Gold pineapples stenciled to the table.
Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours


  • black chalk paint
  • gold spray paint
  • vaseline
  • pineapple knobs
  • sandpaper
  • pineapple gift wrap
  • clear furniture wax


  • Paint brush


  1. Spray table gold
  2. Once dry, vaseline corners
  3. Paint table in black
  4. Once dry sand corners
  5. Stencil pineapple on top and sides
  6. Add pineapple knobs and line the drawers

66 Responses

  1. What a beautiful and now glamorous piece!

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  4. Pineapple my love!!!Great job and decoration!!!

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  7. This is a beautiful transformation, you are so talented! Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

  8. Love this. I have a slight pineapple obsession myself. I was actually watching Real house Wives of B.H. & Lisa Rinna has the most adorable white plates with yellow pineapples on them. I looked for a week trying to find them, with no luck. Heartbroken. lol

  9. How cool is that pineapple side table!! Love you have a pillow, cup and hardware coordinating with it!

    • Thank you, I’m amassing quite a large pineapple accessories collection at the moment.

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  12. What an adorable themed makeover Claire, I love the pineapple motif and the knobs just bring it over the top, thanks so much for sharing it at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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  14. That is lovely. I love pineapples! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  15. What a great project. I love that you even lined the drawers with pineapples, and you got the pillow and cup to match. Lovely! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  16. This is beautiful, I love the gold underneath just showing through.
    I’m sure I’d heard once that pineapples are a symbol of welcome somewhere in the world, I don’t know if that’s true but I kind of like the idea, and I’m sure in Spanish there is an expression about being close ‘like a pineapple’ if you are close to family or friends.

    • Thank you so much Julie. Ni didn’t realise about the welcome bit until someone else said. I like the welcome symbol idea and the Spanish saying too.

  17. Ooh, Claire, I LOVE that rustic glam look! The pineapples are amazing. Great job!

    • Thanks Kim, I like the idea of rustic glam, never thought of it like that before!

  18. KIM

    I am OBSESSED with this table! I love it so much!!!

  19. This is wonderful, Claire! I love all of the fun pineapple accents you used! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm–pinned!

  20. Hi Claire!

    I saw this table on the Family Joy link party and love it! Super cute:) Thanks for sharing!

  21. THis little table turned out beautiful and something I would find at Home GOods.
    I would love to have you share on my Friday Features!
    Hope you have a great week!

  22. Wow!! Nice job and great instructions! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party.

  23. Very cute idea. It works perfect for your space.

  24. Those pineapple knobs are fabulous! I’ve got a thrift store pineapple that I sprayed with brass paint that would look perfect on your table.

    I want this! It would look fabulous in our bedroom holding my jewelry or in the dining room on the table!

    What an awesome thrift store upcycle! Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!

    {BIG hugs}
    ~ Ashley

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I like the idea of the spray painted pineapple.

  25. Great makeover, and I’m crazy for all your pineapple styling!

  26. Not going to lie, the idea of a pineapple inspired craft baffled me, but this makeover is gorgeous! I love all the aspects of this, the gold, the paint, etc. Awesome job!

  27. I have a thing for pineapples too and this is just so perfect! I might have to invest in one of those pineapple stencils too. Great upcycle and I love how the gold edges show through.

    • Thank you, the pineapple stencils only cost me a couple of dollars from eBay.

  28. Love what you did with the gold and black paint but the pineapple stencil is a beautiful touch. I have always loved the symbolism of the pineapple so having it on your table is going to welcome your friends and family.

  29. Such a gorgeous piece Claire! I love all things pineapple and love how you incorporated that theme inside and out. The black and gold colour scheme also adds a nice touch of glam in this rustic piece – such a clever aesthetic combination. I can’t say enough about it – just love it!

  30. Claire,
    Your talent is endless! I always love your projects and this table came out fabulous!

  31. I am a sucker for pineapples too! I love this!!! I need that gold paint. It looks so pretty. Love the black chalk paint over it. It’s perfect. Fantastic makeover thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you, the gold paint is a really good one, I love the Montanna Gold spray paints.

  32. I love the golden distressed look on this piece claire well done!

  33. Dru

    What a gorgeous piece. Did you know pineapples in decor mean “Welcome”? Thanks for the inspiration. (p.s. I love this font. What is it?)

  34. I learned something new about you today 🙂 I too love pineapple, as a food, but now I’ll give it more consideration as a decorative item. And those knobs, love them! Your paint job turned out great as well in all the chippy goodness 🙂

    I’m happy to be doing the Thrift Store Upcycle with you, upcycle sisters unite!!

  35. I’m on board with the pineapple love too! I need to grab those stencils to make some pillows 🙂 And I I’ll be trying the Vaseline technique. So when my hubby’s Vaseline goes missing, I’ll be directing him to this post…lol.

  36. This is such a cool a table! Love the gold & the pineapple knobs-Cutest thing ever!!

  37. Ann

    oh. my. goodness. that is adorable. and perfect with your coffee cup!

  38. How fun is this? What a great job you did!!!

  39. Now I think I may have a pineapple obsession! How cute is this table?!

  40. I am totally digging this pineapple table girl. I have had a thing for pineapple decor ever since one of my very best friends gave me a brass candleholder that had a small pineapple on the base. I love what it stands for. I’m a big fan of friendship and hospitality.

    • Thank you Lisa, as you can see I have quite a few Pineapple themed things going on in my home.

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