Up-cycling Metal Dollar Store Signs

Today I'm up-cycling metal dollar store signs...

Up-cycling Metal Dollar Store Signs. Homeroad.net

and transforming them into signs you'll use every day.

DIY Up-cycling Metal Dollar Store Signs. Homeroad.net

The first thing I did was to take the signs outside and spray them with chalk board paint.

See a list of products you can use to make this project at the bottom of the post. 

I had never used the spray chalkboard paint before and WOW!

Winner! I may never go back to the chalk board paint in the can.

The spray was way easier!... except for the snow.

metal signs up-cycled into chalk boards www.homeroad.net

And that's it... 

The first sign got vinyl lettering in the center so it can be used as a count down for a special occasion.

DIY Metal Dollar Store Signs. Homeroad.net

On the second sign I also used vinyl lettering... and attached a chalk board ledge to the bottom.

DIY Chalkboard Metal Dollar Store Signs. Homeroad.net

It's a great place to keep track of the items you need at the store.

And the fact that these metal signs are magnetic is a bonus!

I attached magnets to the back of a couple of 

 they will be great for holding those coupons I always forget 
to bring when I go to the grocery store. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .