Guys! I have been wanting Gold Pineapple bookends for ages! I think I saw some very nice ones at target or somewhere this summer and the wheels in my brain have been turning ever since. I love how these came out and I have enough material to make several more! I went with champagne gold because I want more metallic accents in my home, but you could literally do any color! I think a glossy black could look awesome or a teal colored set! You could also get super creative and paint on a pattern. The sky is the limit. Here is what you are going to need:
Pineapples - These are the exact ones I used.
Wooden Plaques - I used unfinished blocks I found at Michael's. This one is MUCH nicer!
Hot Glue Gun & Glue - or some type of adhesive strong enough to mount the pineapple.
Spray Paint - I used this champagne colored one.
Clear Acrylic Spray - Because we want these lovely pineapples to last.
So, first things first! I hot glued the pineapples to the wooden blocks. Looking back I wish I had found nicer wood. I may remake these using the plaques I listed about for a more clean and finished look.
Next I covered the whole thing in gesso. This took some time because the leaves of these pineapples aren't the easiest to coat. You could use a spray primer instead but I really love the texture that gesso adds to anything so I am happy with how it turned out. I brushed on two coats allowing each coat to completely dry before moving on.
I also decided to change up my other book shelf decor. I have had this dragon and pegasus since I got this book shelf because I am a nerd. Anyways I pulled them off the shelf and coated them in gesso too. If you love dragons as much as I do, here is my exact forest dragon or you could find any animal, mythical or otherwise, and gesso them up for some added fun!
Once the gesso had completely dried, I took the pineapples and mythical creatures outside and spray painted them. Each piece only required two coats and I made sure to let each coat dry in between.
How cool do these look?! I am still excited about them. I need more mythical creatures for sure! Plus wouldn't a whole bowl of fake golden fruit be gorgeous? Y'all just wait!
Finally, I gave everything a good coat of clear coat to protect and preserve my beautiful creations.
I LOVE them!! I want tons more! If you guys make these please send me pictures! Especially if you change them up at all!
I hope you guys are as obsessed with this project as I am. I have several more metallic themed DIYs coming soon so stayed tuned! Also if you haven't already you're totally going to want to join our Living For Love VIP Club!
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See ya soon!