I saw a awesome pineapple at the Paramount Antique Mall that I posted about yesterday. That inspired this table.
I found the Pineapple Stencil in the back of "Do it Yourself" Magazine from September 2010. I tried to see if they had a download of the stencil, but they didn't. So if you would like a copy to make to own stencil then shoot me an email. I blew it up a little and traced onto freezer paper.
I love freezer paper. Did you know it works on wood too. I cut out my stencil and ironed right onto the table top. Make sure your get the edges GOOD! I didn't and had a little bit of bleed through.
I peels off great too.
I started by staining the pineapple with a black stain. I got so excited to see my end result I took off the freezer paper and forgot to take a pic. The pineapple looked awesome. I could see it perfectly. I then was so excited I put on a coat of stain on the table top I forgot to take a pic. It was a dark brown by minwax called Dark Walnut. Guess what....by pineapple disappeared. The table was so dry it just soaked up all the brown. I could barely see my pineapple. Plan B. I could still see the pineapple so I painted with a yellow mistint that I bought. I love mistints. THEY ARE CHEAP!
Here is my glowing pinapple.
I toned it down by rubbing the stain over it.
My son got too tired staying up waiting for mom!
I painted the base of the table "creamy" by sherwin williams. This is the only pic I have before I put stain over it.
Base of table after I rubbed stain over it.
Close up of Table Top. I love how it turned out.
Have a great weekend!