Hocus Pocus Broom Co.


Part of transforming my gift shoppe each season involves a new design on my ever-changing chalkboard wall. I painted this wall a little over four years ago, and since then, chalkboarding (if that’s even a word) has become an art form. 


The intricate and awe-inspiring creations people produce with chalk on walls simply blow my mind. With such masterpieces out there, I feel a bit nervous displaying my novice creations for the world to see. Even the pressure to come up with a unique idea is tough.


This past summer I did a dessert/ice cream inspired display. For the past several weeks I’ve been racking my brain about what to do for fall. Last night after I clawed into bed, not even thinking about my fall chalkboard, inspiration struck! I grabbed my notebook and began sketching.

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My idea was a sign/display for a broom shop  – a witch’s broom shop! Perfect! Full of excitement, I was slightly tempted to get out of bed at midnight and go work on the wall. However, my pillow didn’t think that was such a good idea.


After washing away my previous design, I was greeted with a blank canvas. 


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I grabbed my very small supply of chalk and went to work.

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A few short hours later the design was complete and Hocus Pocus Broom Co. was born!


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Though it’s clearly nothing as fancy as a professional chalk artist’s work, I’m pretty pleased with the results!


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The names of the brooms are a little tricky to read, but we have the Haunted Hog, Frightful Flyer, Cauldron Lowrider, Swift Sweeper, and The Wicked Witch. Pretty clever, right?


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I did a little online research to figure out five different broom designs. Seeing them all together makes sense, but it was harder than I anticipated to come up with five styles.

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Anyway, I think it’s perfect for the season. It will stay up through October 31, at which time a holiday chalk display will take over. I guess I should start thinking about that one now. Is Christmas really less than four months away!? Yikes!


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All right, I’m off to clean up a bunch of chalk dust. Have a great weekend!

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  • DIY Show Off at

    Wow, Michael! What an awesome job and fun idea! I love it! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • From The Homesteading Cottage at

    Just found your blog via Pinterest and became a new follower. I’m so glad I did (; That wall is about the cutest thing and one of the most fun ideas I’ve seen for a shop!! What a conversation piece! Great job! Can’t wait to come back for more posts (;

    Michele xoxo
    The Homesteading Cottage

  • Michele at

    I love it Michael! So cute and bewitchingly appropriate for Fall!

  • *karendianne. at

    Fun and happiness found here. Love it! *karendianne.

  • Debi at

    Gotta love it when those brilliant ideas pop into your head unbidden, don’t you? Your wall is darling beyond words!!! So wish I could see it in person.

  • Mary at

    Michael, it looks amazing. Love the cauldron lowrider. LOVE it all!!!

  • Monica at

    I LOVE it! We finally have our own home and I JUST painted a wall with chalkboard paint. I’m so excited to do some “chalkboarding”. 🙂

  • Andrea Miyata at

    It looks fantastic! I’ve never really been enthused about chalkboard walls . . . until now! I could see doing something like this in a home office (for those of us who don’t have shops!). Thank you for the inspiration :^)

  • handmade_mama at

    Adorable and enchanting. Get yourself some more chalk 🙂 You’ll need to be ready for post-Halloween Fall and Christmas!

  • Anonymous at

    I love it!!!

  • Jen at

    Truly Inspired! I love that display… just perfect for the upcoming season!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  • Lisa at

    I love this! You are so talented!

  • The Antique Garden at

    Have you ever thought about designing store window displays-just sayin’ you’d be great!

  • Margo at

    Well, Michael, that is just darling. Well done!!

  • Katie at

    Inspirationally Bewitching!

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