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.
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What You Need For A Stencilled Table Makeover
- Pineapple cabinet knobs – Mine
were a presentbut you should be able to find some online.
- Montanna Gold – Gold Chrome Spray paint.
- Black Chalk Paint
- A clear furniture wax for chalk paint.
- Rounded chalk paint brush
- Pineapple Stencils – I was going to make my own pineapple stencil but when I saw how cheap they were online I didn’t think it was worth the effort, so I bought some.
- Pineapple wrapping paper to line the draws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 4: For the finishing touch, I lined the two drawers on the stencilled table with a pineapple gift wrap.
Step 5: Finally, to seal the chalk paint I applied clear furniture wax with a soft cloth to the pineapple stencilled table.
Doilies also make create stencils and they would look good on a tabletop too, just like they did on these painted plates.
If you liked this post you might want to check out some of my other furniture upcycles.
- black chalk paint
- gold spray paint
- pineapple knobs
- pineapple gift wrap
- clear furniture wax
- Paint brush
- Spray table gold
- Once dry, vaseline corners
- Paint table in black
- Once dry sand corners
- Stencil pineapple on top and sides
- Add pineapple knobs and line the drawers