Dollar Store Chalkboard Sign in a January House
I am always excited & challenged by what I like to call my January House.
My routine has returned (ok at least a little.)
The Holiday’s are behind us, and a fresh New Year with all it’s hope and
possibility is here.
And I am usually ready for some change.
Do you do the same thing?
Like finishing something then deciding to make a few changes, and add that
other thing, so you realize you are never really done.
Or finished.
But just starting.
I think of my house and I like a comfortable friendship.
Chandler & Joey.
Laverne & Shirley.
Wayne & Garth.
Lucy & Ethel.
If we were to have a conversation (other than a one-sided convo I am very
thankful has never been overheard at least to date) it might sounds like this.
Me: “so……what should we work on first?”
House: “you pick, surprise me”
Me: “well, it’s still Winter”
House: “yeah, it’s still Winter”
Me: “and you were pretty patient about all of the ornaments and merry-making 
last month”
House: “yes I was, you kind of owe me, a dog peed on my carpet”
Me: “Ugh, I forgot about that, sorry”
House: “It’s ok, I’m over it”
Me: “K, hey do you want to go to the dollar store?”
House: “uh hello? Yes, but you’re driving”
So it’s settled.
A girl’s gotta watch her budget, there’s a whole year of decorating and wall-
painting coming.  I gotta pace myself.
And not freak the dog out again.
A pretty new welcome sign was exactly what we needed.
Here is what I used:
I love this product by Plaid Enterprises, it’s called Chalk Anything, and that’s what it
does.  Turning any surface into a chalkboard.  SO COOL.
I began by using two coats of charcoal acrylic paint on the pizza pan and allowed
them to dry well.  Next I applied the Chalk Anything according to the directions,
and let it cure overnight.  I don’t know that you have to do this, but I really
wanted my little pizza pan to be pretty.  So I thought it couldn’t hurt.
To prime a new chalkboard you want to use the side of a piece of chalk and rub
it over the entire surface, then wipe with a dry cloth.  Otherwise when you write
on your chalkboard it may scratch and show through.
Next I used my awl tool and made two holes in the top of the pan and ran
a piece of jute twine through them, tying it to make a hanger.
I cut out some scrapbook paper triangles and glued them onto the top of
the pan to create a little bunting, and wrote my greeting with chalk.
Pizza pan to cute hanging chalkboard.
On a thrifty budget and took less than 30 minutes, excluding dry time.
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Give me a shout out and tell me what they are!
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  1. Too cute Tanya! I may have to use this as one of the crafts for the Pinterest Party I'm planning soon. 🙂 And I love the way you "talk" to your house. Ha ha! Sounds an awful lot like the way I talk to mine.

  2. I love this!! So creative and cute!

  3. I would've never thought of this. It turned out so chic and charming. XOXO

  4. Totally adorable!

  5. Melanie LaDue says:

    Oh hello…cute adorable sign! I love it! And I love that it’s a dollar store thing..! My fave projects are dollar store projects! I’d love for you to come link up at Skip The Housework Saturday, live now!

  6. Love your chalkboard sign, Tanya! It’s so simple and sweet. Pinned! Have a lovely day.

  7. Hi Tanya! You are so good at making stuff from the dollar store into something amazing! I walk in there and have no clue where to start. Thanks for the inspiration. I just started a Link Party with 2 other bloggers and would love to have you come party. The Makers is live Tuesday mornings at 8 est! Hope to see you there!

  8. So cute, Tanya! I’ve got to try that Chalk Anything. Sounds awesome. And I love the convo between you and your house. Haha… Thanks for linking up at The Makers!

  9. What a great {and affordable} way to upcycle a pizza pan! Thanks for linking up to The Makers, pinned 🙂
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

    • Thank you Katie, you just can’t beat starting out with some dollar store elements for staying on budget! Thanks for the Pin too 🙂

      xo, Tanya

  10. How clever is that! I love it. Whiling away the hours at the dollar store is so fun, but I never thought of that project.

    Thanks for linking up at Twirl and Take a Bow! Hope to see another one of your great ideas next Tuesday!

    • Thanks Trina 🙂 I’m glad I haven’t run out of things to turn into chalkboards yet! Have a great week-
      xo, Tanya

  11. Love this Tanya! Such a cute idea- I used some pizza pans are magnet boards for my sons’ bedroom, but I really love the look of yours with chalkboard paint. Just might ‘borrow’ that idea! Happy weekend:)

  12. Wow, this looks so easy! Thanks for the tutorial! I want to make this for my wedding next September.

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