Our home office has furniture galore. What the room needs now are some interesting and totally inexpensive accessories.
It needs fabulous pieces like this DIY Brass Pineapple. It’s a thrift store upcycle project made from an $.88 piece of plastic fruit and an awesome metallic spray paint.
At least one morning a week I stop by the thrift store just to see what inspiration I might find. Last summer I discovered these two pineapple beauties.
Maybe “beauties” is too nice of a word for a broken soap dispenser and a cheap plastic pineapple from the 1970’s. But spray paint is a bigger miracle worker than my hair dresser so into the buggy they went.
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I was going through an “all white” phase when I brought them home so the cheapy plastic pineapple got a quick, very uneven coat of white paint. Then I lost interest and banned it to my disaster area of craft room for months. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here for my full disclosure policy.
Then our home office update started and the hunt for cool accesories was at the top of the list.
Pineapples are a traditional symbol of Southern Hospitality one in the office would be a perfect fit for the Southern Gentleman theme I’m going for.
Krylon Brass Metallic spray paint is my new favorite! Watch how it takes that tacky plastic pineapple to a whole new level of home decor.
See what I mean? Krylon gave me the deep rich brass color I was hoping for.
My thrift store upcycle find looks fabulous on our candlestick lamp table! The brass paint adds weight to the piece turning into a designer copy cat for sure.
Thrift store upcycling projects like this one make me so happy. Not only do I get a great piece of home decor to add to my collection but it’s unbelievably inexpensive. It fits right in with the Hobnail Milk Glass Lamps and Leather Footstool I have already created.
If you love this DIY home decor project then you must see the rest of the Home Office makeover! Here’s links to all the DIY home decor for our Southern Gentleman’s Home Office:
Do you enjoy thrifty upcycling? What’s your latest project?
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