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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  • Kim Gaynor at

    I absolutely love it, Michael! I must lament that I can’t draw worth a hoot, but if I could, I’d be recereating this every Halloween.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Elizabeth!

      xo Michael

  • WEST FURNITURE REVIVAL at

    LOVE THE LITTLE NOOK YOU CREATED , I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT , IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
    LAUREN

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much! As long as you link back, I’m certainly okay with you sharing. Thanks!

      xo Michael

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  • Gwen @ The Bold Abode at

    I’m so in love with you Chalk-board Art… Your wall of brooms is seriously unique and fun!

  • Alycia Nichols at

    Oh, good heavens!!!! This is incredible! What the what?!??!?!! I am just blown away! Marlis Bennett over at Creative Journey recommended we peek in on your blog at this masterpiece, and I am SO GLAD she did! Bravo with a big ol’ B!!! I have absolutely no talent when it comes to drawing. Even the intricacies of drawing a stick person elude me! You, on the other hand my dear, have got it goin’ on! Have a great weekend!

  • frances at

    Love Love Love Love Love Love Love…Well done you cheers Frances

  • Susie {a.k.a. Mrs V} at

    Boo-tiful idea! Love this Michael and I am not just blowing smoke up your cauldron!

  • Anonymous at

    Love it! Your such a creative person. I too stole your idea, I have a chalk board door in my kitchen so only room for my favorite 3 brooms, you inspired me yet again!

  • Ashley C. at

    Wow – this is amazing! It definitely gets my chalkboard juices flowing!

  • Rachelle at

    Are you kidding? That’s AWESOME. Found you on pinterest.. I think I’ll stay and snoop around a little bit. 😉

    xo

    rachelle

  • Anonymous at

    Just found you’re blog via Brooklyn limestone. You are very talented love all the brooms!!!!

  • Marlis at

    So I shamelessly copied this wonderful creation. I will post pics soon. Since I didn’t have a whole wall to pull this off, just a small picture frame over my stove.. it’s certainly on a less grand scale.. Love it! Thank you for so much inspiration.. xo marlis

  • Serendipity Refined at

    OH MY GOSH! I LOVE this! I wish that I had a chalk board wall…of course, I’d also need your talent! This is amazing!

  • Lorie at

    Yeah, I am pretty in love with this idea!! Now to find a wall to paint with chalkboard paint!! I wonder if I can do something similar with the dozen chalkboard pumpkins I already have! Hmmmmmm!

  • Pierro at

    ROSEMARY B here:
    This is really lovely, all of your fall decorations are really fun! I love playing with chalk
    I am following now because I am not sure how I ended up on your blog but it is a great thing!!

    hugs, and bonks from the boys

  • Sarah at

    This is so great! I totally need a chalkboard wall now!

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