Pineapple Express


            Yesterday, I made a quick run (my only daily outing) to Urban Remix: a furniture consignment store in the South Loop. We’re in desperate need of a white lacquered dresser. I have a few things in mind, but am scoping out options before I decide to commit. Nevertheless, a dresser I did not find…BUT I did come across a pair of adorable pineapple coat hangers.

            Side Note: * I think my crush on pineapple’s started when Petar and I went away for the weekend to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. A close hop away from Chicago, we frequent often and I always manage to squeeze in some antiquing. I came across a tiny milk glass pineapple jar that I now use for sugar. It’s white, matches with anything and adds a bit of fun to our morning coffee.

Nomad Luxuries photo displaying pineapple centerpiece.

   So you can see how excited I was to find these two…

Nomad Luxuries photo of pineapple coat hangers.

  Since I tend to be color conservative, I thought these were tiny enough to deserve a pop of color. Inspired by this here….

Nomad Luxuries photo collage of color inspiration for bedroom decor.

{ Olatz Schnabel’s bedroom in House Beautiful; Marni pajama }

             I decided to paint them in Behr’s Sweet Raphsody. You can give pretty much anything a quick facelift with a brush of color. I tend to prefer spray-paint (it’s so much faster); however it is illegal to sell it in the city of Chicago.

Take a look at how they turned out…

Nomad Luxuries photo displaying diy painting process of pineapple hooks.

{ My supplies: Gorilla Glueto secure the hooks; paint sample and a sponge for easy clean-up }

Nomad Luxuries photo displaying a before and after of pineapple hooks.

{ A preview of the color }

Nomad Luxuries photo of painted pineapple hooks in use.

{ Perfect in our entryway }

– Y


  1. jelena
    August 15, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    WOW very nice ..wasn’t sure how the blue would look but really like it..definitely a great accent piece..definitely inspired about some vintage shopping