I’ve gone on and on many times about how much I love the Target dollar spot. I really do. The stuff there is just so much better than what I find at my local dollar store. You know those bloggers who find the totally awesome stuff at the dollar store all the time? Yeah, that’s not our dollar store. Ours is too picked over. So I go to the Target dollar section instead. But you know what I do NOT love? Those dang $3 items in the dollar section! You know what I mean, the cutest stuff is ALWAYS $3 instead of $1 and you never notice until after you’ve fallen in love with it. And $3 is juuuuust over the impulse buy point for me where then I have to stop and think if the item I’m holding is actually worth $3. Why do you have to trick me Target?
Anyway, this chalkboard door sign was one of those $3 items. Although given how big it is, I wasn’t actually surprised this time. And the finish was good too. It wasn’t all scratched or dinged like that stuff can be. So I deemed it worth my $3 and brought it home. Because you see, I have lots of holiday wreaths and door hangings, but I have nothing to put up in between holidays. Like April or May. I’m not going to make myself an Earth Day wreath or something like that. I needed something that would work for those in between times of year. And this chalkboard sign is perfect! Here’s how I personalized mine!
DIY Hanging Chalkboard Welcome Door Sign
1. I decided to paint the frame around my chalkboard. You can pick whatever color goes with your house. I chose two shades of blue. And because the finished on the door sign was a very matte chalkboard finished, no sanding was required ahead of time. It took two coats. Oh! and don’t forget to take the string off first, that will make it easier.
3. Then before you draw anything on your door sign, reattach the string and then prime your chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over the surface. If you don’t do this, the first thing you draw could leave permanent marks behind.
Then draw or write whatever you want on your new sign! You could write “welcome” or “come on in” if you having a party, or maybe even “no solicitors!” And that’s it! Enjoy your new hanging chalkboard sign!
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