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A Fun Tropical Pineapple Stencilled Table Upcycle

Why pineapples? I have a thing about Pineapples. This 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 stencilled 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.

How To Make A Chalk Paint Pineapple Stencilled 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 on the pineapple stencilled table.

Console table before

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What You Need For A Stencilled Table Makeover

Pineapple knobs for DIY stenciled table

Painting the Console Table

Step 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.

Spray painting the table gold

Step 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.

Applying vaseline to the corner of the table

Step 3. Next, paint the table with black chalk paint and leave it 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.

Rubbing off the chalk paint in the corners

How to Make the Pineapple Stencilled Table

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

Step 1: The first thing I did was tape the large pineapple stencil with masking tape to the top of the cupboard and spray it 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.

Using pineapple stencil

Spray painting the pineapple gold

Step 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 its side so that the paint did not run.

Stencilling the pineapples on the side of the table

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

Spray painted gold pineapple knobs

Step 4: For the finishing touch, I lined the two drawers on the stencilled table with a pineapple gift wrap.

Finished pineapple stenciled console table

Step 5: Finally, to seal the chalk paint I applied clear furniture wax with a soft cloth to the pineapple stencilled 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 and tropical felt lampshade.

Doilies also make create stencils and they would look good on a tabletop too, just like they did on these painted plates.

10 minute crushed gold diy planters

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

Yield: Stenciled Side Table

Pineapple Stencil Table

Pineapple Stencil 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
Difficulty Easy


  • 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

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Sunday 18th of August 2019

What an awesome transformation! When I first saw the gold paint I was skeptical but I LOVE the finished piece with the black and the gold under showing through. Beautiful table!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 18th of August 2019

Thank you, sometimes a little bit of gold looks ok.


Wednesday 20th of June 2018

What a beautiful and now glamorous piece!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 21st of June 2018

Thank you so much Maria.

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