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 :
- Krylon Chalkboard Spray
- FolkArt Brush on Chalkboard Paint
- Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint
- Rust-Oleum Brush on Chalkboard Paint
- Chalkboard 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:
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Click here: Chalkboard Gift Tags
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You’re going to love the Thrifty Style Team ideas, be sure to visit them for inspiration:
15 thoughts on “Coffee Bar Chalkboard”
Cute and oh so much better!
What a cute coffee bar! I love chalkboards, and the little rooster chalkboard is so cute!
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!
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.
I love the chalkboard paint. I’ll never look at the Goodwill the same way. Thanks.
What a great idea for something most people would walk right on by.
Love how you ‘reinvented’ the rooster. I go to thrift stores also to look for things to ‘reinvent’
Love this coffee bar chalkboard -can’t wait to try it !!!
One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure – very cute!
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.
pps my favorite way to use chalkboard paint? Rustoleum (quart) in my Homeright Finish Max. The coverage is perfect!
I like lots of sugar, Debbie! What a cute set up!!
Such a cute idea, Debbie!
That is such a wonderful transformation and it goes perfectly with your coffee bar.
That rooster was destined for greatness and it looks awesome! I think it can crow a little more proudly now. 😉