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Handmade Charlotte Chalkboard Message Center Chore Chart

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Use Handmade Charlotte stencils and Chalkboard paint to create an easy-to-use Chore Chart right on your wall.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Black, 8 oz.
Item #2517
Now you can create a chalkboard writing surface on any piece of wood or even terra cotta! Our new chalkboard paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Easy to use: simply brush on, let dry and condition with chalk! Chalkboard paint is waterbased and non-toxic.

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8"
Item #34058
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.

FolkArt ® Handmade Charlotte™ Stencils - Family Message Center
Item #4363
Rachel Faucett, the author-designer behind the popular blog, Handmade Charlotte, translates her modern, fun aesthetic into a line of functional, family friendly stencils. Designs are easy to use and come to life with FolkArt paint. Made from sturdy, paper stencil material, each set contains large format designs, smaller coordinating motifs and a unique alphabet for personalizing - ideal for messaging, celebrations and decor!

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

Other Supplies
Brush basin or container for water
foam plates
paper towels


1.    Measure your wall area and plan your layout before you start.  Make sure the wall is clean and free of dust.

2.    Position paper stencil and tape in place.  Load a stencil brush with Black Chalkboard paint.  Tap on paper towel to remove excess paint .

3.    Use a pouncing motion to stencil. Carefully remove stencil.

4.    Allow to dry and reapply for opaque coverage.  Allow to dry.

5.    To add more lines, put stencil tape over the word CHORES before lining up next set.  

6.    Repeat steps for as needed. Make sure each stenciled shape is completely dry before laying another stencil to avoid smearing paint.

7.    Use ruler and pencil to lightly mark spacing for day columns. Stencil as above.

8.    Position letters over each day column stencil with Licorice.  

9.    Let everything dry completely.

10.    Prepare the chalkboard following the instructions on the bottle.

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