A quick before and after

There was a nail hole beside our front door that’s driven me crazy forever. The previous owners had some kind of plaque up by the door and took it out, leaving a giant hole in our siding. So pretty. I knew I needed something to cover it up, so I started searching online. Um, yeah. Address plaques are ridiculously expensive. We have a door knocker on our door that I adore, I can’t remember where I found it, but it was an online buy a few years ago.

Pineapples are the symbol for hospitality and are a very Southern thing. I have them scattered around our house and absolutely love their look and connotation. I figured something similar would look good but couldn’t find anything in budget. Then, I decided to look at some thrifted stuff on etsy and struck gold. Literally.

I found this pineapple welcome plaque and fell in love with the cute vintage design… but not the shiny brass color! However, being that color is really a non-issue when something can be painted, I went ahead and bought it for a cool $10. TEN. DOLLARS. That’s cheaper than a door mat!

Once it came in, I spray painted it oil rubbed bronze and sanded it ever so slightly to give it the same worn effect our door knocker has.

Perfect! A new look for just $10 and some spray paint I already had?! That’s what I call a successful crafting session!


P.S. Don’t forget to visit my online ThirtyOne party until the end of this month! All proceeds will go to benefit blog reader Corinne’s son with Cerebral Palsy- she’s trying to get him into a new therapy and we’d love your help in making that happen! June’s special is a Large Utility Tote for only $10 with a $35 purchase, so don’t miss out!

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4 thoughts on “A quick before and after

  1. Andie

    Love that! Fun fact- I was a tour guide at an antebellum home here when I was in high school and one of the antique furniture beds had pineapple posts on the top that were removable… if someone overstayed their welcome at this house- then the servants would remove the pineapples off the posts as a hint for them to leave! I thought that was clever (and funny)

    but I love what you came up with. super cute! :)

    1. Jessica Post author

      Andie, that is hilarious!! Our bed has pineapple-esque posts… Maybe that can be my hint to Trevor if he’s in the doghouse! Ha!


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