A Fun Tropical Pineapple Stenciled Table Upcycle

My Thrift Store Challenge a Pineapple Stenciled Table – Thrift Store Upcycle

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Pineapple Stenciled Table

Why pineapples? Why not? Well actually I have a thing about Pineapples. Which is probably why my sister gave me some pineapple knobs for Christmas. Anyway, I was dying to use the pineapple handles for a furniture upcycle.
To me, the pineapple is the king of fruit. 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.
Pineapple stenciled table: I love pineapples and upcycled this thrift store console table with a fun pineapple themed makeover.


My before console table

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.

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What I used for the pineapple stenciled table Makeover



Painting my table

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.

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.

Paint the table with the black chalkpaint 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 reveiling the gold underneath.


How to stencil the pineapples..

I intitially thought of making my own pineapple stencils, but when I saw how cheap and good they were on eBay I decided life was too short.
However, it is easy to make your own stencils with or with out a craft cutting machine. My friend Maria at Pastels and Macarons has post about how to make stencils without a fancy machine.
I used 2 pineapple stencils for my stenciled furniture. They were actually the same design but different sizes.
All I did was tape the large pineapple stencil to the top of the cupboard and sprayed with the gold chrome paint.


The small pinepple stencils were used for the sides of the console table.
Pineapple stenciled furniture.  Upcycled console table with a pineapple theme including, chalk paint pineapple stencils and knobs.

The finishing touches for the pineapple stenciled table

My sister fed my pineapple habit at Christmas by giving me several pineapple themed gifts, such as a pillow, mug and necklace. Amongst this pineapple hord was a pair of pineapple cabinet knobs. These knobs actually gave me the idea for my pineapple themed stenciled furniture makeover.
There was one slight hick up with the knobs in the fact they were silver, so out came the gold chrome spray paint again.

You would not beleive the amount of wrapping paper I have in my craft stash. I just can’t resist buying wrapping paper in funky designs for crafts. When I went through the stash I found some sweet pineapple paper which I cut to size and used to line the draws.
pineapple stenciled table lined draws with pineapple gift wrap
Finally to seal the chalk paint I applied clear furniture wax with a soft cloth to the 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.
Pineapple stenciled table: I love pineapples and upcycled this thrift store console table with a fun pineapple themed upcycle.
Add a bit of fun to your decor with a pineapple theme.  How to stencil a table with pineapples.

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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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