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Coffee Bar Chalkboard

Can you guess how excited I was to find a chicken on a stick for $1.91 at Goodwill?  I knew it would be the perfect coffee bar chalkboard. Great for any message like have a great day and a cup of coffee or as the rooster might crow  – Rise and Shine! Our Thrifty Style team is back with a round of thrift store makeovers that you will love! They are listed at the bottom of this post. I used to be ashamed of my thrifty shopping habits. I was thrifty way before it was cool! I have a confession, I’ve always used Walmart shopping bags in my bathroom trash cans, if we were having people over I would change them out, so they wouldn’t think we couldn’t afford real trash bags! That was back in the 80’s, no more thrifty shame here! I shout my thrifty finds from the roof top and share them here 😉 for the world to see!

Coffee Bar Chalkboard




Using chalkboard spray paint provides a smooth finish for your projects. There are several brands of chalkboard paint around and I have used 3 or 4 of them. For this project, I purchased the Valspar from Lowe’s. They have all worked great. I’ve painted everything from old windows to chickens on a stick and been very happy with the finish. I am including affiliate links to both brush on, spray and  a roll of chalkboard sticky back wall decal :

While you’re out thrift store shopping, be on the look out for things that need a little chalkboard paint makeover!



You can make anything in to a chalkboard! If you can brush or spray chalkboard paint on it! Get creative.


More Chalkboard ideas:

Click here: Monogrammed Chalkboard

Click here: Chalkboard Gift Tags

Chalkboard printables

Click here:  for Free Chalkboard Tags



Thrifty Style Thrift store makeovers

You’re going to love the Thrifty Style Team ideas, be sure to visit them for inspiration:


Thrifty Style Team


  1. Cute and oh so much better!

  2. What a cute coffee bar! I love chalkboards, and the little rooster chalkboard is so cute!

  3. I am nuts for chalkboards. I have been on a recent chalkboard making spree from picture frames , cutting boards ,and mirrors. I love the rooster on a stick!

  4. I love that chalkboard idea. I’ve seen it, but never thought of using it on something like the rooster. I will have to do that.

  5. I love the chalkboard paint. I’ll never look at the Goodwill the same way. Thanks.

  6. What a great idea for something most people would walk right on by.

  7. Love how you ‘reinvented’ the rooster. I go to thrift stores also to look for things to ‘reinvent’

  8. Love this coffee bar chalkboard -can’t wait to try it !!!

  9. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure – very cute!

  10. Debbie,
    I’m trying to resist the urge to call this rooster chalkboard brilliant! 🙂 It is at least very, very clever use of a rooster. 🙂
    I will definitely be on the lookout to copy you.

    fun project!

    ps pinned
    pps my favorite way to use chalkboard paint? Rustoleum (quart) in my Homeright Finish Max. The coverage is perfect!

  11. I like lots of sugar, Debbie! What a cute set up!!

  12. That is such a wonderful transformation and it goes perfectly with your coffee bar.

  13. That rooster was destined for greatness and it looks awesome! I think it can crow a little more proudly now. 😉

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