Paint Sample Project: Julia’s Pineapple Clock

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Paint Sample Project: Julia’s Pineapple Clockby househomeon.Paint Sample Project: Julia’s Pineapple ClockHappy Friday! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our paint sample card projects! I was super impressed by Lauren and Alison’s projects and can’t wait to show you mine! I’ve started gathering ideas for the bedroom that I want my boys to share as soon as they’re old enough. I’ve been looking for cute but not […]

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing our paint sample card projects! I was super impressed by Lauren and Alison’s projects and can’t wait to show you mine!

I’ve started gathering ideas for the bedroom that I want my boys to share as soon as they’re old enough. I’ve been looking for cute but not baby-like items to decorate their shelves and walls. When I came across this idea of a pineapple clock, I knew I had to give it a try. And it worked just as I hoped!

I’m not sure why I’m attracted to pineapples. Maybe it’s because I bought my mom a pineapple door-knocker for Christmas one year (I had no idea what it was but thought it looked pretty) and it hung proudly in her apple decor kitchen for many years. We won’t mention the yard sale that it eventually ended up (and sold) in…

Materials Needed:

    Scrap wood
    Paint sample cards
    Clock parts (I used this kit)
    Band saw
    Router
    Spray adhesive
    Scissors/Pencil

I started with a piece of scrap wood. I’m going for an industrial look in the boys’ room, so I didn’t want to stain or paint the wood. I liked this one’s natural look.

pineapple-wood

Then I traced a pineapple template onto the wood. You could easily trace any shape. I used an overhead machine because it made tracing so simple.

pineapple-overhead

Remember my friend Jim? He used a band saw to cut out my pineapple shape. Everyone needs a Jim in their life.

pineapple-template

See that hole in the center? Jim also used a router to cut out the back of the pineapple to fit in the clock kit. I have vague memories of using a router in 8th grade Shop…let’s just say I’m glad Jim took over this task for me.

I gathered a variety of paint sample cards. I tried to use the basic pineapple colors of yellow and green but also added a deep blue to continue the color scheme of the boys’ room.

pineapple-paint-samples

I am SO into triangles right now, and I love that this project let me incorporate some. I cut out a variety of small triangles in the various colors, laid them out on the pineapple, and then used a spray adhesive (I used this one) to hold them in place.

Then I attached the clock pieces and voila! We have a really cool clock!

pineapple-clock

Aaah! I love it! I love the natural wood, triangle cards, gold clock pieces–it’s going to look great in the boys’ room!

pineapple-closeup

So what do you think? What shape do you think would make a cool bedroom clock?

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