I bought the metal pineapple welcome signs on the Junk Hunt yard sale in Arkansas. I couldn't pass them up at 50 cents for both. They just needed to be spiced up a bit. Today is Thrift Store Decor Tour Day. Be sure and check out the other thrifty projects at the end of the post.
I didn't realize pineapple welcome signs were a thing until I did a Google search. This is what I found out......
The pineapple originally calls Brazil it's home. It spread from there due to the movements of the Tupi Indians. It was the Portuguese and Spanish who spread it throughout the world. In fact, it was the Spanish who eventually gave the fruit the name “pineapple” due to their appearance, as they resembled pine cones.
To add depth to the signs I decided to attach them to wood. I searched my stash and came up with two reclaimed wood pieces. The first wood piece is an old drawer bottom.
The second is a plain piece of wood. The back side is unfinished and I painted the other side with sample colors a long time ago.
I cleaned the wood drawer bottom with a damp rag then shined it up with Howard's Feed N Wax. What a difference.
I painted the unfinished piece of wood then distressed it with sandpaper and aged the paint with Howard's Wax in Golden Oak.
First thing I did to the metal signs was remove the hangers using a pair of pliers.
Then I attached the signs to the wood boards using small short screws. I didn't want the screw tips to go through the back of the board.
I rethought the sign project idea using the drawer bottom and reattached the hanger to the pineapple welcome sign. The wood drawer bottom was quite a bit longer than the pineapple sign and I bent the tip top of the metal hanger just a bit. This allowed the hanger to be used to hang the sign on the wall instead of needing a hanger on the back side of the wood. I made a bow out of light colored ribbon and stapled it to the top of the board. The ribbon filled in the blank area above the welcome sign.
The screws I used to attach the sign to the wood were a bit shiny and I used a black magic marker to darken them.
I added a hanger to the back of the smaller welcome sign using two screws and a piece of wire. I also added foam wall protectors to the back of each sign on the corners. There is no need to use a big round foam protector on each corner so I cut the big round pieces into 4 pieces. Save where you can.
That's all it took to make two cool welcome signs. I love the dark wood of the reclaimed drawer bottom. I hung the sign on our master bedroom wall for this photo. I plan to sell the signs in my booth at the antique/vintage shop. You might have noticed the bright shiny silver screw on the bottom part of the metal sign. I forgot to cover it with black magic marker but I'm on it!
The smaller painted wood sign is cool to but the other one is my favorite.
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As always thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com