My next door neighbor is the district manager for a pizza chain, and recently they were getting rid of a bunch of deep dish pizza pans.
His wife offered me a few. I took them, knowing I could make something from them. Of course, I had no ideas what that would be, but I added them to my
And I knew just how to give that old deep dish pizza pan a new look.
It also doubles as a cool industrial chic wine barrel tray.
Here’s a all you’ll need to make your own.
- Deep dish pizza pan (Mine was 14 inches)
- DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Lace
- Stencil paint brush
- Military style letter stencils or custom vinyl stencil
- DecoArt Americana Matte Varnish
- invisible disc hanger (optional)
Clean pizza pan to remove any surface grease, but don’t scrub hard enough to remove the dark patina.
But you don’t have to have special cutting machine for this project. You could easily use a military-style alphabet stencil and customize the faux wine barrel top to your favorite variety of wine.
When stenciling with vinyl, make sure to press the stencil down well to prevent seeping underneath the stencil.
When I’m stenciling, I like to use a dry brush technique, wiping most of the paint off on a paper towel before applying the brush to the surface. For this project, I used two coats of DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in Lace.
Carefully remove the stencil before the paint dries completely. You may have to touch up some places, or sharpen some edges. I had to do that with the C in Cabernet.
When paint has dried, apply a coat of Americana Matte varnish over the surface of the pizza pan. You can skip this step if you’re planning on using it as a wall plaque and not a serving tray.
Use an invisible disc hanger to hang the plaque on the wall.
I definitely love how this project turned out, and I’m excited to figure out other creative ways to use the remaining deep pizza pans. Any ideas for what I should make next?